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Best places in Ga. for job seekers

1. Johns Creek Johns Creek, the 10th-largest city in Georgia, saw a population growth of 21.9 percent between 2009 and 2011 alone, and households in the city earned a median income of $110,648 (tops in Georgia). The top employers include State Farm, Alcon and Macy’s Systems and Technology. The Johns Creek Economic Development Corp. has recently launched the Johns Creek Advantage program, the first economic development initiative for Johns Creek. It will focus on attracting new businesses, expanding existing local businesses and supporting the entrepreneurs in the city. 2. Alpharetta The city saw 12.8 percent growth in the working-age population between 2009 and 2011, and the median household income is $92,149. Alpharetta is known as the Technology City of the South, with employers like Comcast, Verizon and Hewlett-Packard. Other major employers in Alpharetta include McKesson, Automatic Data Processing and Lexis Nexis. DeVry University has a campus in Alpharetta that offers job seekers help in their Career Resource Center. Reinhardt University has an adult education

Jobs: Continued from Page 1 the ground and roads and bridges. We have Ga. 400 that is our transportation spine right down to the [Hartsfield] airport,” Beach said. “Then we have great public safety. That’s something people want,” he said. “When they go to work or on a trip, they want to know their family is safe.” The profusion of top-quality hospitals and the employment they bring add to both the quality of life and the job market. “Look at the great housing

Rank

City

Nearest Big City

Working-Age Population Change ('09 -'11)

Median Household Income ('11)

Monthly Homeowner Costs ('11)

Unemployment Rate ('13)

Overall Score

1

Johns Creek

Atlanta

21.9%

$110,648

$2,248

7.2%

71.4

2

Alpharetta

Atlanta

12.8%

$92,149

$2,159

6.1%

68.8

3

Dunwoody

Atlanta

15.7%

$74,411

$2,376

6.4%

63.5

4

Peachtree City

Atlanta

1.3%

$91,045

$2,063

6.6%

61.9

5

Roswell

Atlanta

3.4%

$77,173

$2,120

6.4%

60.6

6

Warner Robins

Macon

10.2%

$45,183

$1,110

9.0%

58.8

7

AthensClarke

-

3.1%

$33,806

$1,277

7.3%

58.2

8

Sandy Springs

Atlanta

10.4%

$66,837

$2,529

6.7%

56.5

9

Hinesville

Savannah

10.9%

$45,233

$1,173

9.5%

56.5

10

Duluth

Atlanta

2.4%

$56,826

$1,623

8.0%

55.4

NerdWallet crunched the numbers to find the best places for job seekers in Georgia by factoring in population growth, cost of living and unemployment rate. Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Roswell and Sandy Springs all ranked in the top 10. program in Alpharetta that focuses on providing evening classes on an accelerated schedule. 5. Roswell Roswell, Georgia’s eighth-largest city, saw 3.4 percent population growth in the working-age population from 2009 to 2011 and the median household

here. The greenways and parks in the cities. People want to live here,” Beach said. One health care company told Beach that when they move executives here on the corporate ladder, they don’t want to leave. Beach reckons that says a lot for the communities here. Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker said he had not seen the report making Johns Creek No. 1, but that he “knew instinctively” that Johns Creek is a great place to live. “It’s a great opportunity to work locally, and we are certainly in close proximity to great job markets. So when you combine that with our

income is $77,173. Principal employers in Roswell include Kimberly-Clark, Verizon and North Fulton Hospital. Roswell’s residents are well-educated – 40.3 percent of the population over 25 has obtained a bachelor’s degree and another 18.8 percent have obtained a graduate or professional degree as well.

great schools, our great community and our great work opportunities, it makes logical sense to me,” Bodker said. Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle said based on the criteria of the study it is understandable that his city is so high on the list. “Alpharetta has always had a low unemployment rate. Then you couple that with the fact that the city has twice as many jobs as it does population, that makes it a great place to find a job,” Belle Isle said. He said Alpharetta and Atlanta are the only two cities in Georgia with more jobs than people. “This is a great accomplish-

ment with a lot more to come,” Belle Isle said. Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce President John Bemont said it is always good to be recognized for the good things about the city. “This is a reflection of the business community and the word that the chamber has been spreading about this being a great place to do business. It is another accolade for the city,” Bemont said. NerdWallet.com is a personal finance and credit card comparison website launched in March 2010. The site writes recommendations on credit cards, personal finance options, discounts and gas prices.

GARAGE SALES See more garage sales in the classifieds • Page 30

CUMMING, Polo Golf & Country Club, 5905 Polo Drive 30040. Saturday 11/9, 11am-3pm. Furniture, luggage, golf equipment, Christmas and home decor, small appliances, kitchen items, linens, clothes, childrens’ items and much more! JOHNS CREEK, Hartridge Subdivision. 3305 Hartridge Drive. Saturday, 11/9, 8am-2pm. Furnishings, lamps, gas dryer, 72 inch tub (new), more!. JOHNS CREEK, Entire Morton Reserve Subdivision Estate Sale! Morton Mill Lane and Morton Road 30022. Saturday 11/9 and Sunday 11/10, 10am6pm. Something for everyone!.

JOHNS CREEK, HUGE ESTATE SALE! 410 Parkside View Court 30097. FREE THINGS- NOT JUNK ONE PER FAMILY!! We have : BRAND NEW pottery for holiday gifts made by owner (All one of a kind birdhouses, coaster, bowls, mugs and more). Dirt Bike; bought on a whim, driven 3 times, not even in the mud. Girls’ decor; pink file holder, shower curtain, decorated and made with bling! Ski equipment, board for ladies, kids, and men. Safety gear, ropes, summer cups, and more. Books crazy amount of self help and business books. Halloween decorations for anyone into the holiday! Christmas lights. Clothes, including ladies size 4-8, leather coat, suits, pants,

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skirts, casual and CLASSY purses. Men’s suits, shirts, jackets. Boys size 12-14 athletic clothes, some never worn. Come Friday am for the first and best deals. 9am-12pm Friday 11/8, then Saturday 11/9, 9am-1pm and Sunday 11/10, 9amdone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CALL 770-722-5040 ANY QUESTIONS, OR LOOKING FOR AN EXCLUSIVE DEAL??? ROSWELL, Litchfield, 635 Danas Ridge Drive. Friday 11/8, Saturday 11/9, 9am-3pm. See Craigs List SUWANEE, Bridle Ridge Subdivision, 3885 Bridle Ridge Drive. Saturday 11/9, 8am-12pm. Furniture, yard equipment and household items

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