ATLANTA -- The Manpower Employment Survey for the fourth quarter of 2011 shows steady job growth in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metropolitan statistical area.
"In spite of what most people think, it still remains positive, which is exciting," said Beth Herman, Manpower's Regional Director.
According to staffing company's quarterly survey, 20 percent of the companies interviewed plan to hire more employees in the last three months of 2011, while 10 percent expect to reduce staff.
Another 66 percent of employers interviewed expect to maintain their current workforce levels in the fourth quarter, Four percent of companies interviewed aren't sure of their hiring plans for the rest of the year.
"When you have the majority of companies saying to you, we're going to remain status quo, there's a level of confidence," Herman said. "They can keep the staff they have, keep them busy. They don't forsee layoffs."