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Atlanta Fed: Jobs tight in the southeast

Atlanta Headlines April 18, 2019

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta reports a tight labor market in the Southeast.

"Labor markets remained generally tight, especially for tough-to-fill positions such as medical professionals, engineers, drivers, and skilled laborers. Businesses continued to refine their techniques to attract and retain workers, such as offering enhanced benefits and securing visas to employ immigrants. Nevertheless, some employers shared that that although higher pay had helped secure workers, the firms have little interest in upgrading pay for the rest of 2019," the Fed reports.



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