Meet Our Workforce
DeKalb County is the crossroad of commerce and talent. There are many different opportunities to live, learn, and work in DeKalb, making it an optimal place for businesses to set up shop and for their employees to thrive.
Below you’ll see a brief overview of the demographics of DeKalb County and all of the reasons your business should Decide DeKalb.
Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Clarkston, Decatur, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake, Stonecrest, Stone Mountain, Tucker
Median Household Income
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher
Number of Employers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Emory Healthcare, Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, State Farm Insurance, and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
Number of Internationally Based Companies
DeKalb County includes the eastern part of Atlanta and part of the county is less than two miles from the city center, making travel convenient and easy. The county is accessible through Interstates 20, 85, 675, and 285, along with several rail lines and 10 different MARTA rail stations. Addtionally, Peachtree DeKalb Airport (PDK) is the second busiest in the state, only behind the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Demographics courtesy of Georgia Power
Our Education & Training Institutions
DeKalb County is home to 13 higher education institutions and their campuses, including Emory University, Georgia State University, Mercer University, and Georgia Piedmont Technical College. Emory is Georgia’s top ranked university, and around 40% of graduates stay in the Atlanta Metropolitan area. Georgia Piedmont Technical College has a 99% job placement rate and is one of Georgia’s top workforce training institutions.
Decide DeKalb, in partnership with WorkSource DeKalb, helps DeKalb businesses access a full suite of hiring and training services to meet their workforce needs.
- Customized Recruitments
- Co-sponsored Job Fairs & Hiring Events
- Pre-Employment Applicant Screening
- Free online job postings
- Paid Internships
- Incumbent Worker Training
- Customized Training