(FORSYTH COUNTY, GA) If it seems like every shop has a “help wanted” sign in the window these days, it’s not your imagination. Nationally, unemployment is low at around 3.6%. In Georgia, the unemployment rate is even lower than the national average at only 3.0%. While these numbers are a positive for workers trying to improve their bargaining position with employers, the low unemployment rates combined with other complications in the economy and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to worker shortages in some areas.
Right now, Forsyth County has more than 45 job openings for various county government positions. The openings run the gamut from accountant to van driver. The Parks and Recreation Department is hiring for several positions including a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Athletic Attendant, and Administrative Technician.
There are also openings at the Finance Department, the Roads and Bridges Department, the Sheriff’s Office, the Tax Assessor’s office, and more.
To help promote the County as a top employer for many career fields, the Department of Communications has produced a parody of the TV show Full House spotlighting various employees and positions across County government.
“We had a lot of fun working with some of our various departments to produce this parody video that shows some of the personalities of the employees here,” said Assistant Director of Communications Russell Brown. “Over the coming months, we are partnering with Employment Services to provide several messages and marketing materials that will show the depth of career opportunities in the County as well as just how great of a place to work Forsyth County is.”
“As the County grows, ensuring the workforce here within our local government in all areas is attracting the best candidates to continue to provide the best services possible to residents is a key focus for us,” said County Manager Kevin Tanner. “Our employees are the best at what they do and we want to ensure that we are continuing to add top level performers to all of our departments. We want job seekers to know that Forsyth County government is a great place to work at and has more job opportunities and career fields than most people realize.”
Forsyth County School District Jobs
Interested in education instead? The Forsyth County School District has more than 90 open positions, with the first day of school right around the corner. Custodians, counselors, art teachers, interpreters, carpenters, electricians, speech language pathologists, paraprofessionals, and teachers for many different grade levels are all on the wish list.
Forsyth County Library Jobs
The Forsyth County Public Library system is also hiring. Right now, they are looking for an Information Specialist, a Human Resources Specialist, an Information Services Supervisor, and a Collection Support Aide.
For those who have been out of the workforce for a while or who may be looking for a change, now may be a great time to take advantage of these opportunities. Low unemployment means that job seekers are in a better position to start a new career or negotiate a better salary since businesses are struggling to find qualified workers.
Choosing a job with Forsyth County might be a wise move since it is one of the fastest-growing counties in the country. Its population has exploded over the past decade, and it’s expected to double by 2050. With so many more new residents, it’s likely the need for more county employees will only rise.
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