According to the State of the Industry report, Georgia ranked seventh in the overall creation of technology jobs with 12,076 positions added in 2015. It was an increase of 4.4 percent over the previous year.
Additionally, respondants in the Decision Makers Survey indicated that plans for hiring within the state's technology sector remained strong for the sixth consecutive year. Over the next 12 months, 71 percent of survey respondents said the size of their technology workforce in Georgia will increase. Over the next 5 years, 81.2 percent of survey respondents said the size of their technology workforce in Georgia will increase.
Georgia is a Top 5 state in overall workforce quality, according to a comprehensive index compiled by CNBC. The network said it rates states based on the education level of their workforce, the numbers of available employees and the states' demonstrated abilities to retain college-educated workers. The index also measures workforce productivity based on each state's economic output per job and the relative success of each state's worker training programs in placing their participants in jobs.
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