How to Hire in Atlanta: ATL Hiring Trends for 2022

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) – April 2021

As of April 2021, jobs in Atlanta, GA, are moderately competitive compared to other job markets.

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Competing for talent in Atlanta*

1,926,868

Job seekers that clicked Atlanta job postings

149,671

Jobs that received clicks by job seekers

13

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 2020 on Indeed.com.

Here are the top employers by clicks:

  1. Emory Healthcare 1.40%
  2. Piedmont Healthcare 1.37%
  3. Wellstar Health System 0.66%
  4. DGS 0.52%
  5. Northside Hospital 0.52%
  6. Emory University 0.49%
  7. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta 0.48%
  8. The Home Depot 0.46%
  9. United States Postal Service 0.41%
  10. Vaco 0.39%

Emory Healthcare is the largest employer in Metro Atlanta, with nearly 33,000 full-time employees, so it’s not surprising to see it among the city’s most-clicked employers. Other major health care systems are also represented in the list, including Piedmont Healthcare and the Wellstar Health System.

Job seekers frequently clicked on the airport jobs posted by major employer Delta Global Services (DGS). The Home Depot, the United States Postal Service and the staffing firm Vaco rounded out the top 10 most popular companies hiring in Atlanta.


Job seeker search activity in Atlanta

There are 1.23M resumes from job seekers available in Atlanta on Indeed that you can source talent for your open positions from. Learn more about what to look for in a resume.

There are 1.92M job seekers who have clicked on jobs leading to 13 job seekers per job on average.

Here are the top search terms job seekers click on:

  1. Warehouse 1.30%
  2. Hiring Immediately 1.21%
  3. Remote Work From Home 0.73%
  4. Customer Service 0.70%
  5. Customer Service Representative 0.59%
  6. Administrative Assistant 0.56%
  7. Warehouse Worker 0.48%
  8. Receptionist 0.42%
  9. Human Resources 0.40%
  10. Delivery Driver 0.33%

In April 2021, job seekers frequently clicked on Warehouse job postings, including Warehouse Worker opportunities. Job seekers were also interested in work from home opportunities, likely due to the recent increased interest in remote work. 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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