Heaping Helping of Hospitality Jobs in Metro Atlanta
(Atlanta Journal Constitution) — Hospitality is one of the top industries in metro Atlanta, generating $11 billion and 234,200 jobs in 2008, according to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. However, dining, sight-seeing and hotel occupancy have all declined during the recession.
“Last year was not the best time to get into this industry, but hospitality is starting to come back. We’re seeing more jobs and internships open up for our students,” said Mark Newton, program director of the hotel, restaurant and tourism management program at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville.