The job market, while slowly improving, is clearly still painful. It could take five years to return to ruddy health. However, two sectors stand out and Atlanta is positioned to benefit from them.
The education industry is expanding. The baby boomers’ children, the “echo boomers,” are entering undergraduate and graduate programs. The older echo boomers are having kids, to such an extent that the United States is seeing near record births. This will boost the need for elementary school teachers.