Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wesbite says PTC fourth best place to find a job in state


By Pat Cooper

According to the Peach State is an up-and-coming spot for job seekers and Peachtree City is number four on the list of top places within the state.
Georgia’s Department of Labor forecasts that the state will be adding 480,690 jobs in the next 10 years, including 120,130 in healthcare and 63,790 in education. NerdWallet crunched the numbers to find the best places for job seekers in Georgia. There were several questions that determined the city’s place on the list.
- Is the city growing? The site assessed growth in the working-age population, ages 16 and older, from 2009 to 2011 to ensure that the city was attracting workers and exhibiting a trend of upward population growth.
- Can you afford to live in the city comfortably? The site measured a city’s median household income to see if workers made a good living. It also analyzed the monthly homeowner costs, including mortgage payments, to see if the city had a reasonable cost of living.
- Are most people employed? They looked at the unemployment rate.
The city’s snapshot description on the website seems an accurate description:
“Located in the Piedmont region, Peachtree City is the 21st-largest city in Georgia and is situated approximately 30 miles southwest of Atlanta. Peachtree City was founded in 1959 as a planned community with a blend of residential and commercial neighborhoods – it has all the conveniences of a large metropolitan while being surrounded by nature.
Households earned a median income of $91,045 while the city’s unemployment rate is a low 6.6 percent.
Major employers in the city include NCR Corporation, Cooper Industries and Hoshizaki America. Point University’s Peachtree City Campus is home to the Access Program for adult education; the Access program uses StrengthQuest, Gallup’s strength development program that helps all students build up their core qualities.”


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