Augusta area added 3,700 jobs in April

The Augusta metro area received its annual Masters Tour­nament employment bump, with a net gain of 3,700 jobs in April, according to data released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor.

Most of the gain was in the hospitality and leisure sector, which added 3,100 jobs, with 400 more in retail.

There were small gains in state government, education, business services and information to offset slight declines in construction and manufacturing.

Compared with last April, there were 1,100 more people working in hospitality.

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Mon, 12/05/2016 - 22:47

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