Who's hiring in Metro Atlanta?

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ATLANTA -- Computer sciences and nursing are two of the areas where there has been job growth in Georgia.

As hundreds of people lined up for a job fair in south Atlanta, another indication of the state's worsening job picture, some businesses in the metro area have dozens, even hundreds of job openings. 

Manhattan Associates in Atlanta is currently looking for 92 people to work in the computer and engineering field.

According to the Georgia Labor Department, jobs in the field of professional and technical services, which includes computer sciences and electrical engineering, has seen job growth more than any other in Georgia over the past year. The state added 11,900 jobs over the past 12 months.

The Labor Department says 5,700 jobs were added over the past year in the field of education and health services. 

Cancer Treatment Centers of America is taking applications for 150 positions to fill jobs at a cancer hospital now under construction in Newnan. The company is currently looking for executives in nursing, marketing, and business development. More positions will come open as opening day approaches next September. 

Georgia Gwinnett College just hired 180 faculty members, and still has 43 open positions.

5,000 new manufacturing jobs were added to the Georgia job market over the last year.

Among the manufacturing companies currently hiring are RockTenn in Norcross. The company is looking for 500 people for assembly line work, as well as other jobs like accountants and software specialists. 

Osmotica Pharmaceutical plans to build a facility in Marietta, where they'll hire 144 people. 

Lockheed Martin in Marietta has posted 217 jobs on their web site. 

Kia Motors in West Point is currently hiring as they look to expand their car manufacturing operation.

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