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How to Hire in Atlanta: ATL Hiring Trends for 2023

With its vibrant business climate and many incentives that reward growing companies, Georgia is frequently named the nation’s top state for doing business. The state’s capital is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, helping business owners hiring in Atlanta find quality candidates.

Whether you’re opening a new business in Atlanta or expanding an existing one, understanding the local market can help you find the talent you need. Read on to learn more about the city’s popular employers, reported salaries and where to find the right candidates for your business.

Related: Our step-by-step guide to write a help wanted ad in any location

Below are Indeed’s insights* to help you create your next help wanted ad in Atlanta:

*Indeed data (US) – December 2022

As of December 2022, jobs in Atlanta, GA, are moderately competitive compared to other job markets.

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Competing for talent in Atlanta*


Job seekers that clicked Atlanta job postings


Jobs that received clicks by job seekers


Average number of job seekers per job posting

Who else is hiring in Atlanta?

Below are the most popular employers in the Atlanta metro area based on job clicks in December 2022 on Indeed.com.

Here are the top employers by clicks:

  1. The Home Depot
  2. Delta
  3. Wellstar Health System
  4. State of Georgia
  5. FedEx Ground
  6. Emory Healthcare
  7. Northside Hospital
  8. Piedmont Healthcare
  9. Unifi
  10. Emory University

Job seeker search activity in Atlanta

Here are the top search terms job seekers click on in Atlanta:

  1. Warehouse
  2. Customer Service Representative
  3. Customer Service
  4. Administrative Assistant
  5. Receptionist
  6. Weekly Pay
  7. Overnight
  8. Delivery Driver
  9. Server

In December 2022, job seekers frequently clicked on Warehouse job postings, including Warehouse Worker opportunities. Atlanta’s job seekers frequently clicked on Receptionist positions, which may include medical receptionists at one of the city’s top health care employers. Other popular help wanted Atlanta postings include Administrative Assistant, Customer Service and Human Resources jobs.

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