The State Chapter of the National Career Development Association

Special GCDA Webinar Event: Labor Market Outlook

  • Friday, March 28, 2014
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Mercer University Atlanta, Administration and Conference Center (ACC), Room TBD, 2930 Flowers Road S. Atlanta, GA 30341


Labor Market Outlook

Date: March, 28 2014

Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM*

1 CEU will be available.

Participants will receive log-in instructions after registering.

Choose how you’d like to participate:

  • Log onto the webinar from your location


  • Join us in person at Mercer University where we will log onto the hour-long webinar as a group, followed by a complimentary lunch and networking
*Lunch for those attending in-person will take place from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM after the webinar concludes.

$20 for any webinar participant


Mercer University Atlanta

Administration and Conference Center (ACC)
Room 243
 2930 Flowers Road S. 
Atlanta, GA  30341

We are very fortunate to have as presenters two economists with the U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  They will provide expert insight to inform our GCDA membership on the latest economic trends and employment outlook, including:

  •     Global Economic Trends
  •          US Labor Market:  How are we doing?
  •          Atlanta and Georgia employment changes since the recession
  •         Atlanta and Georgia industry employment changes
  • ·         US employment projections
  •        Occupations:  Where are the jobs expected to be added in the long-term future?
  •        Industries:  Which are growing?  Which are shrinking?
  •          Skill sets in high demand
  •         Resources in the Occupational Outlook Handbook
  •         Resources on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website


Jacqueline Michael-Midkiff is the Regional Economist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Mountain-Plains Economic Analysis and Information Office in Kansas City.  She began her career with BLS more than 15 years ago as an economist collecting and analyzing compensation data.  She then spent several years working with inflation data from the Consumer Price Index before taking on the position of Senior Economist in the office of Economic Analysis and Information. She takes an active role in disseminating and explaining BLS data through outreach events and presentations, responding to media requests, handling public inquiries regarding BLS data, and writing analytical reports.

Karen Ransom is a Regional Economist with the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Southeast office located in Atlanta. She received a degree in Economics from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Before transferring to Atlanta, she worked for the BLS in the Chicago regional office for 3 years. Her current job as Branch Chief of the Economic Analysis and Information Office in Atlanta entails writing news releases, conducting economic roundtables, developing marketing materials, and responding to press and public inquiries.


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