DeKalb Business Radio is two weeks old and, I’m glad to say, much less fussy than your typical newborn. We have already hosted business leaders from the restaurant, health and tech industries and are looking forward to more this Friday from the marketing, automotive and higher education worlds.
One theme that has stuck with me over the past couple weeks: jobs. As we have long known – and have had reinforced over the past decade – our economy runs best when people are working. Fortunately in DeKalb County, local businesses are growing, expanding and in need of more workers.
Just from this past Friday we had three businesses come into our studio saying they need good people and they need them now.
Scott Sutton, Marketing Director for American Fiber Packaging, says his company is looking to hire for three positions in their Tucker factory. Amanda Arnet joined us from Earth Fare, a retailer who created dozens of new jobs with their Emory Point location and is looking for more help as they plan a new store in Cumming. Similarly, Don Cobbs of The Greater Good Barbecue is hiring staff for a third area location. These waiters, cooks and hostesses are not having to wait until the restaurant opens this fall, they are being hired and trained right now in The Greater Good’s Tucker and Roswell Road locations.
Add to that the fact that holiday shopping season will be here before we know it. Retailers all across Metro Atlanta are already setting the wheels in motion to hire thousands or seasonal employees to help handle the Christmas rush.
As we forge ahead in the weeks and months to come, we at DeKalb Business Radio really hope to highlight the importance of businesses in the local economy and shine a spotlight on some of the good things they are doing. If you know of a business doing work within DeKalb County, let us know! Tweet us @dekalbradiox, leave a message on our Facebook page or go the old-fashioned route and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Host Matt Holmes shines a spotlight on the good work business are doing in DeKalb County on DeKalb Business Radio. Catch his shows LIVE each Friday at 10 am and noon. Each show is available for download as a free podcast.