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Atlanta, Georgia

Population: 540,921

Open Jobs in 2010: 335,493

Ranking at no. 7 of the top 50 hiring cities, Atlanta beat out its neighbor to the south, the more populous Jacksonville (pop. 813,518), which had 71,471 openings in 2010.

Top Job Types: information technology, sales, health care, engineering, marketing

Top Hiring Companies: Home Depot, Time Warner, Deloitte, IBM, Piedmont Healthcare

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