Job Predictions for Albany - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Job Predictions for Albany

October 8, 2003

Albany-- Women entrepreneurs are taking risks in Albany, "The risks are certainly, cash flow." And they are reaping the rewards too.

A new survey of Albany businesses reveals few expect to hire new employees this year. That dismal prediction isn't stopping people from creating their own opportunities, especially women. New businesses are opening in Albany--and the brains behind the boom are female.

Hollyn Cohen says, "We tried to bring a little of New York to South Georgia." This taste of New York is now a month old. It's called the Pink Market. Bonner says, "Hollyn is my sister-in-law and I'm a stay at home mom."

Zoe Bonner and Hollyn Cohen opened the fashion-forward boutique in September--and these young entrepreneurs are cashing in, "The first month was fantastic, it more than exceeded our expectations."

Dr. Judith Hatch is new to Albany, "I had spent many years in a fast paced city, and I visited Albany and I liked Albany." From Washington D.C. to downtown Albany, this chiropractor moved here because there was a need.

She says there are no other black chiropractors in Southwest Georgia. This new doc on the block says the move is risky, "The major risk is coming to a place where you don't know anyone and I essentially did not know anyone and having to reestablish."

Both businesses are trying to establish themselves in Albany and their owners say they are here to stay.

The job market survey was done by ManPower, an international public relations firm with an office in Albany.

Spokesperson Liz Barry says thirty companies participated in the survey, the same thirty surveyed every quarter since the late 1960's.

According to the survey, 3% percent of companies interviewed plan to hire more employees, while none intended to reduce their workforce. 94% expect to maintain their current staff levels and 3% are not certain of their hiring plans.

Posted at 6:40 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Moms danced to support Brittany Kerfoot Memorial project

    Moms danced to support Brittany Kerfoot Memorial project

    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:00 PM EST2018-02-25 21:00:34 GMT
    Nearly 100 moms danced with their little ones to help support the Brittany Kerfoot Memorial Project. (Source: WALB)Nearly 100 moms danced with their little ones to help support the Brittany Kerfoot Memorial Project. (Source: WALB)
    Nearly 100 moms danced with their little ones to help support the Brittany Kerfoot Memorial Project. (Source: WALB)Nearly 100 moms danced with their little ones to help support the Brittany Kerfoot Memorial Project. (Source: WALB)

    A handful of moms in Albany danced the night away in honor of a local teacher who died in a plane crash. Family and friends of Brittany Kerfoot who died in 2016, wanted to remember her in a special way. 

    More >>

    A handful of moms in Albany danced the night away in honor of a local teacher who died in a plane crash. Family and friends of Brittany Kerfoot who died in 2016, wanted to remember her in a special way. 

    More >>
  • Chehaw welcomes fruit bat pup

    Chehaw welcomes fruit bat pup

    Sunday, February 25 2018 3:27 PM EST2018-02-25 20:27:12 GMT
    A new straw-colored fruit bat pup was born January 21 at Chehaw. (Source: Chehaw's Facebook page)A new straw-colored fruit bat pup was born January 21 at Chehaw. (Source: Chehaw's Facebook page)
    (Source: Chehaw's Facebook page)(Source: Chehaw's Facebook page)

    A few guests may have seen something adorable during recent trips to Chehaw.

    More >>

    A few guests may have seen something adorable during recent trips to Chehaw.

    More >>
  • Leesburg Police Chief honored by motorcycle fundraiser ride

    Leesburg Police Chief honored by motorcycle fundraiser ride

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:07 PM EST2018-02-25 03:07:32 GMT
    Motorcyclists start their more than 100 mile ride across South Georgia (Source: WALB)Motorcyclists start their more than 100 mile ride across South Georgia (Source: WALB)
    Motorcyclists start their more than 100 mile ride across South Georgia (Source: WALB)Motorcyclists start their more than 100 mile ride across South Georgia (Source: WALB)

    A South Georgia community is helping one of its leaders fight the battle of a lifetime. Leesburg Police Chief Charles Moore is fighting cancer.

    More >>

    A South Georgia community is helping one of its leaders fight the battle of a lifetime. Leesburg Police Chief Charles Moore is fighting cancer.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly