Georgia area workforce trends: WIA area #2 - GA Mountains, projections to 2020

Collection:
Georgia Government Publications
Title:
Georgia area workforce trends: WIA area #2 - GA Mountains, projections to 2020
Creator:
Georgia. Workforce Information and Analysis
Publisher:
Atlanta, Ga. : Georgia Dept. of Labor, Workforce Information and Analysis, 2013
Date of Original:
2013
Subject:
Vocational guidance--Georgia
Career development--Georgia
Professions--Georgia
Location:
United States, Georgia, Banks County, 34.35413, -83.49737
United States, Georgia, Dawson County, 34.4443, -84.17064
United States, Georgia, Forsyth County, 34.22551, -84.12502
United States, Georgia, Franklin County, 34.37544, -83.22918
United States, Georgia, Habersham County, 34.63102, -83.53112
United States, Georgia, Hall County, 34.31689, -83.81968
United States, Georgia, Hart County, 34.3509, -82.96425
United States, Georgia, Lumpkin County, 34.57219, -84.00265
United States, Georgia, Rabun County, 34.88168, -83.40214
United States, Georgia, Stephens County, 34.55394, -83.29343
United States, Georgia, Towns County, 34.91665, -83.73728
United States, Georgia, Union County, 34.83401, -83.99076
United States, Georgia, White County, 34.64636, -83.74711
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state government records
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Text
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application/pdf
Description:
Includes the following counties: Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White
Metadata URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/id:dlg_ggpd_y-ga-bl200-pe46-bs1-bo2-b2020-belec-p-btext
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ggpd_y-ga-bl200-pe46-bs1-bo2-b2020-belec-p-btext
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
University of Georgia. Map and Government Information Library
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Rights Statement information

Fastest Growing Occupations
These fast-growing occupations will have better employment prospects than occupations with slow or declining employment. Also, conditions will be more favorable for mobility and advancement.
Two-thirds of the fastest growing occupations are in health care.
One-third of these occupations do not require a college degree.
Three of these occupations have received the Hot label on a
statewide basis for the 2010-2020 projections period.

Home Health Aides

7.29%

Tour Guides and Escorts

6.18%

Personal and Home Care Aides
Hot Meeting and Conv ention Planners

6.08% 5.85%

Marriage and Family Therapists
Funeral serv ice managers, directors, morticians, and undertakers*
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

5.76% 5.60% 5.38%

Phy sical Therapist Assistants

5.10%

Medical Secretaries

4.89%

Helpers--Carpenters
Hot Phy sical Therapists

4.71% 4.59%

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

4.57%

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
Hot Dental Hy gienists Hot Phy sicianAssistants

4.56% 4.42% 4.40%

* Education and Training Classification System (udpated 2012).

Occupations with the Most Annual Openings
Job openings in this list are evenly balanced with replacement workers and new job creation.
Three of the fifteen occupations require a college degree.
On a statewide level, three of these occupations have received
the Hot designation.
Although these occupations have many projected annual openings, most of them pay below the state's average wage, and do not require a college degree.

Cashiers
Hot Retail Salespersons
Comb. Food Prep. and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Mat Movers, Hand Waiters and Waitresses Registered Nurses* Customer Service Representatives
Janitors and Cleaners, Exc Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners Office Clerks, General
Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer
Hot Elem School Teachers, Except Special Ed
Child Care Workers Sales Reps, Wholesale and Mfg, Exc Tech and Sci Products
Hot Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
General and Operations Managers

370 370 300 280 240 220 180 170 160 160 150 150 140 130 120

* Education and Training Classification System (udpated 2012).

Georgia Area Workforce Trends
Projections to 2020
WIA Area #2 GA Mountains
This area is made up of 13 counties in northeast Georgia comprising the southern tip of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It includes the following counties: Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White.
Workforce Statistics & Economic Research Mark Butler, Commissioner

Total Industry Growth

Industry Rate of Growth

Occupations with the Most Job Growth

Total employment in WIA Area #2 is expected to reach 267,000 by the year 2020, up from 218,000 jobs in 2010, which equates to more than 4,800 new jobs added each year. This area's main industry is poultry processing.
Its principal city, Gainesville, is aptly nicknamed "the poultry capital of the world", as it is the national leader in the production of broiler chickens and the third largest producer of chicken eggs, making it the state's largest manufacturer of food products. Other key industries include education, textile mills, health services, agriculture, fabricated metal manufacturing, and machinery manufacturing.
The top ten industries in this area with the most job growth are listed below.

Admin & Support Services Ambulatory Health Care Services
Educational Services Food Services and Drinking Places Pro, Scientific, and Technical Services
Hospitals Specialty Trade Contractors Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
Social Assistance Food Manufacturing

6,450 5,060 4,430 3,560 2,700 2,700 2,120 1,770 1,770 1,380

The Georgia Mountains region is expected to produce spectacular growth throughout the projections horizon. With the second fastest projected growth in the state of 2.0%, the area is expected to lead Georgia (1.1%) and the nation (1.3%) in job growth.
The ten fastest growing industries in this area are listed below.

Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institution Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles Support Activities for Transportation Social Assistance Ambulatory Health Care Services Administrative and Support Services Personal and Laundry Services
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries Warehousing and Storage

7.01% 5.12% 5.11% 4.77% 4.76% 4.45% 4.43% 4.11% 4.07% 3.97%

For copies of the Georgia Career Planner, Georgia Workforce Trends 2020 or this publication,
call 404/232-3875 or contact your local Department of Labor office.

These 15 occupations out of more than 800 - are projected to add more than 15,000 jobs over the next 10 years, almost 32 percent of all projected job growth in this area.
Three of these occupations (Registered Nurses, Elementary School Teachers and Management Analyst) require a college degree.
On a statewide level, three of these occupations have received
the Hot label for their fast growth, high wages, and plentiful job
openings over the projections period.

Comb Food Prep and Serving Workers, Incl Fast Food
Hot Registered Nurses*
Retail Salespersons Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Mat Movers, Hand
Cashiers Office Clerks, General Truck Driv ers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Janitors and Cleaners, Exc Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners Waiters and Waitresses Customer Service Representatives
Hot Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Ed
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Child Care Workers
Hot Management Analysts
Sales Reps, Wholesaleand Mfg, Exc Tech and Scientific Products

1,620 1,590 1,420 1,370 1,070 1,030 1,010 990 820 800 770 760 750 720 660

* Education and Training Classification System (udpated 2012).

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