ATLANTA (AP) — Officials at Atlanta's airport say they expect 2,000 new jobs to be created as the result of a new international terminal now under construction.
The figure includes some jobs at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and others in surrounding hotels and related businesses.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the project could be one of the largest job generators in recent years for metro Atlanta, which continues to struggle with high unemployment.
Officials say the project has already accounted for about 3,000 jobs during several years of planning and construction.
The $1.4 billion terminal, scheduled to open in the spring, will include 12 new gates, parking decks, stores, restaurants, lounges, shuttles and other services.
(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)