Chances are you know someone who is looking for a job right now. None of us lived under a big enough rock the past year to be unaware of the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic drastically impacted the United States economy – the effects of which were certainly felt right here in Atlanta. But the reality is, now, as we make our way well into 2021, things are creeping back to normal. There are plenty of area employers seeking employees and having trouble filling these open positions.
The U.S. economy is back on track. As we head into summer, the job market – driven by growing consumer confidence – has been gaining steam. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell himself recently said, “The United States is on track for stronger growth and hiring in the coming months.”
Employers Struggle to Fill Jobs
Even with this positive economic news, employers are hard-pressed to find talent for their open roles. A recent survey found that four in ten American employers are having difficulty finding workers with the right skills for at least some of their vacancies.
This is especially true in the Atlanta area, where e-commerce, manufacturing, and logistics organizations have thrived during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Georgia Department of Labor website listed 98,101 job openings in July of 2020 compared to approximately 220,000 now. “The numbers are still substantially elevated,” said Georgia Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler. “The good news for those still unemployed after a year is there are a record of job listings in many different markets across the entire state.”
In March, a series of Atlanta-area investment firms added new partners, and another investment firm enhanced its leadership team, adding to the area’s burgeoning technology ecosystem and hiring new employees. In April, it was announced that Atlanta data center firm DC Blox raised $187 million as part of a regional expansion.
It’s Time to Start Making Connections
Fortunately for employers, help is at the ready in the form of recruiting agencies such as ImpactSearch that are well-positioned to connect job seekers with employers.
Since our founding 14 years ago, we have partnered with a wide range of high-growth clients, equipping them with the industry’s leading talent. Our experience and expertise cover many industries, with a specialty for recruiting leadership, sales, marketing, and technology roles within the high-tech sector.
People, Partnership and Impact
At ImpactSearch we make connections through people, partnership, and impact.
Our compassionate team of recruiters and account managers serves as subject matter experts with a grasp of the human factor. We align with our client’s business and approach each search with an intensity and sense of urgency that delivers results.
We firmly believe that true partnership is the foundation upon which our business is built. Because of this, our proven process thrives on collaborative communication, and our core values of integrity and honesty drive everything we do to exceed clients’ expectations and maintain trust.
Our clients rely on us because of our consistent, exceptional performance in closing the gap between jobseekers and unfilled jobs. This shared success model has been a key factor in helping clients reach major milestones, including successful IPO’s, mergers and acquisitions, and top-line revenue growth.
Contact Us – We’d Love to Help
Whether you’re a job seeker whose exciting new opportunity is right around the corner or an employer who needs to ignite your hiring, contact us – we’d love to help.