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During the years 2007 and 2008, more than 1,200 Georgia Jobs 2007-2008

new jobs will be created annually in the Southeast
Georgia Area. In addition to these job openings
arising from employment growth, openings will also Short-term
arise from the need to replace workers who transfer
to other occupations, retire, die, or leave the labor
force permanently for other reasons. This is impor-
Employment
tant because over the next two years job openings
resulting from replacement needs will exceed those
resulting from growth in many occupations. It is ex-
Projections
pected that more than 1,700 additional job openings
per year will result from the need to replace workers See which jobs are
who leave doing this period. expected to be in
This brochure lists the jobs expected to be in the highest demand over
highest demand over the next two years in this area. the next two years
Each table shows the top ten or so jobs expected to
have the most annual openings by the level of educa- Workforce Investment Area #19
tion and training usually required for employment. Southeast Georgia
Annual openings are split into those resulting from
growth (new positions) and those resulting from
Coffee Bacon
replacements.
Pierce
Berrien Atkinson
Area wages from the 2007 Georgia Wage Survey Ware Brantley

are also shown for each occupation. All wages are
Clinch
hourly, except that annual wages are shown for the Charlton

few occupations in which the number of hours typi-
cally worked in a year is less than 2,080.

Georgia Department of Labor
Workforce Information & Analysis
Includes the following counties: Atkinson, Bacon,
Michael L. Thurmond Berrien, Brantley, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee,
Pierce, and Ware
Commissioner
Southeast Georgia Area’s Top Jobs by Most Expected Annual Openings for 2007-2008
More than a Bachelor’s Degree Work Experience in a Related Occupation Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks 0 20 20 11.49
New Job Annual Average New Job Annual Average
Construction Laborers 10 10 20 9.51
Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage Cooks, Institution & Cafeteria 10 10 20 7.47
General & Operations Managers 0 20 20 30.20 Supvrs of Production & Operating Workers 30 10 40 20.54 Customer Service Representatives 10 10 20 10.18
Chief Executives 10 0 10 48.28 Supvrs of Construction Trades & Extraction Cut, Punch, & Press Machine Setrs, Ops,
Ed Administrators, Elem & Secondary School 10 0 10 77,319 Workers 10 10 20 18.69 & Tndrs, Metal & Plastic 10 10 20 13.37
Farm, Ranch, & Other Agricultural Managers 0 10 10 31.95 Supvrs of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers 10 10 20 20.90 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers,
Sales Managers 10 0 10 39.69 Supvrs of Retail Sales Workers 0 20 20 13.56 & Weighers 10 10 20 14.14
Graders & Sorters, Agricultural Products 20 0 20 9.40 Maintenance & Repair Workers, General 0 20 20 13.98
Bachelor’s Degree Supvrs of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Workers 0 10 10 23.52 Secretaries, Exc Legal, Medical, & Executive 0 20 20 10.82
New Job Annual Average
Supvrs of Food Prep & Serving Workers 0 10 10 11.82
Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage Supvrs of Office & Admin Support Workers 0 10 10 16.70 Short-term on-the-job Training
Elem School Teachers, Exc Special Ed 40 20 60 47,021 Supvrs of Transport & Material-Moving New Job Annual Average
Secondary School Teachers, Exc Special Machine & Vehicle Operators 10 0 10 18.80 Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage
& Voc Ed 30 20 50 52,675 Locomotive Engineers 10 0 10 N/A Cashiers 0 120 120 7.29
Middle School Teachers, Exc Special & Voc Ed 20 10 30 47,898 Combined Food Prep & Serving Workers,
Industrial Engineers 10 0 10 26.68 Long-term on-the-job Training Incl Fast Food 10 80 90 6.78
Kindergarten Teachers, Exc Special Ed 10 0 10 52,266 New Job Annual Average
Helpers--Production Workers 50 30 80 9.72
Special Ed Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage Retail Salespersons 0 70 70 9.32
& Elem School 10 0 10 48,474 Carpenters 40 10 50 13.65 Child Care Workers 40 20 60 6.47
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers 10 10 20 11.45 Farmworkers & Laborers, Crop, Nursery,
Cabinetmakers & Bench Carpenters 10 0 10 11.76 & Greenhouse 10 50 60 6.87
Associate’s Degree or Postsecondary Vocational Training
Chemical Plant & System Operators 10 0 10 12.86 Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners 50 10 60 7.82
New Job Annual Average
Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage Cooks, Restaurant 0 10 10 7.73 Teacher Assistants 40 20 60 14,514
Registered Nurses 10 20 30 22.96 Police & Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 0 10 10 13.48 Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material
Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Movers, Hand 0 50 50 7.77
Specialists 10 10 20 14.49 Moderate-term on-the-job Training Stock Clerks & Order Fillers 0 40 40 9.22
Electrical & Electronics Installers & Repairers, New Job Annual Average Office Clerks, General 0 30 30 9.71
Transport Equipment 20 0 20 16.74 Occupation Positions Replacements Openings Wage Waiters & Waitresses 0 30 30 6.98
Auto Service Technicians & Mechanics 0 10 10 10.32 Team Assemblers 60 40 100 12.12
Licensed Practical & Licensed Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer 40 20 60 13.27
Vocational Nurses 0 10 10 14.79 Fiberglass Laminators & Fabricators 40 10 50 10.18
For more information, please contact David Yankey at
Drill & Bore Machine Tool Setrs, Ops,
(404) 232-3875 • Fax (404) 232-3888
& Tndrs, Metal & Plastic 20 10 30 N/A Email: Workforce_Info@dol.state.ga.us
Sales Reps, Wholesale & Mfg, Exc Tech www.dol.state.ga.us/wp/lmi_publications.htm
& Scientific Products 10 20 30 19.90
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program • Auxiliary Aids and Services Available upon Request to Individuals with Disabilities