Alpharetta has been named the second best place for job seekers in Georgia. NerdWallet – a consumer advocacy site – factored in unemployment rates, median income, monthly homeowner costs and population growth to rank the cities. Alpharetta was beaten by Johns Creek in the rankings. Roswell was close by at No. 5.
Georgia’s Department of Labor forecasts that the state will be adding 480,690 jobs in the next 10 years, including 120,130 in healthcare and 63,790 in education. NerdWallet crunched the numbers to find the best places for job seekers in Georgia.
Alpharetta 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, Hewlett-Packard, McKesson, Automatic Data Processing and Lexis Nexis.
DeVry University's Alpharetta campus offers job seekers help in their Career Resource Center. Additionally, Reinhardt University has an adult-education program in Alpharetta that focuses on providing evening classes on an accelerated schedule so everyone can gain the education they need.