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Launch, Singing River Trail collaborate for 3rd annual Launch Tank competition

North Alabama entrepreneurs will soon have the opportunity to compete in a Shark Tank-style event that could earn them as much as $25,000 in...

Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama support Gov. Ivey’s pushback of UAW

As Governor Kay Ivey continues her fight against the United Auto Workers unionization effort at the Mercedes plant, officials across the state are sharing...

Legislative leaders discuss ambitious workforce and economic development package

Yellowhammer News hosted its annual panel discussion Wednesday with the President Pro Tempore of the Alabama Senate and Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives. Now in...

Reed details legislative approach to building the Alabama workforce of tomorrow in BCA talk

President Pro Tem of the Alabama Senate Greg Reed (R-Jasper) addressed a group of business leaders on Tuesday morning to share challenges, accomplishments and...

Trump, UAW boss clash as Alabama grapples with push from auto union

Former President Donald Trump and head of the United Auto Workers union, Shawn Fain, have exchanged words in a long conflict that is dusting...

LiTHOS applies for $30M DOE grant to upgrade Bessemer lithium facility

LiTHOS has applied for a $30 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to upgrade its 55,000 square-foot plant in Bessemer to produce...

Alabama, national leaders strategize childcare access at annual Women’s Foundation research event

The Women’s Foundation of Alabama this week hosted their annual research showcase that brought together Alabama leaders to address the business case for child...

Alabama’s strategy for workforce competitiveness proposed in ‘transformative’ new plan

A commission tasked with crafting a path to modernize Alabama's workforce competitiveness has released what it calls a "landmark plan" -- featuring a range...

Alabama’s labor force participation, weekly wages show increase

The Alabama Department of Labor has reported that the state's labor force participation rate in December reached a record high of 57.2% and wages...

Women’s Foundation launches fund-raising workforce campaign

An organization dedicated to putting more women in Alabama's workforce and expanding their job opportunities is set to begin what it has labeled a...

5 principles of EARTH that are paving the way for prosperity in East Alabama

Bound by the love of community, EARTH will pave a prosperous path forward for East Alabama. “EARTH will convene people of all ages from Sylacauga...

Alabama Arise suggests strategies to improve Alabama’s workforce participation rate

In 2010, when Republicans gained a majority in the Alabama Legislature after 135 years of Democratic control, they inherited all the legacy problems facing...

$30M EV workforce training center coming to Alabama Robotics Technology Park

The Alabama Robotics Technology Park in Decatur, Alabama is set to be the home of a new $30 million training center with a focus...

UA students to compete in national EV battery challenge

A team of students from the University of Alabama will compete in a premier national competition to design, build, test and integrate an advanced...

Build Up Birmingham wins housing solution competition

WASHINGTON -- Build Up Birmingham is the winner of the 2023 Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge. The unique workforce development high school combines academics with paid...

Hyundai announces wage increase for Alabama plant employees

Hyundai Motors has announced that it is instituting a new, more competitive wage structure for workers at its Montgomery Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA)...

Southern Research, Innovate Alabama join to attract biotech firms

Two notable state organizations have partnered on an initiative to attract biotech firms into Alabama and also help expand the already-existing start-up companies in...

ACCS Innovation Center opens in Decatur – ‘this is a great day’

The Alabama Community College System (ACCS) marked a major milestone in its mission to prepare Alabamians of all ages for the workforce with real...

Ainsworth envisions Alabama as ‘workforce engine of the Southeast’

As employment and workforce metrics are receiving renewed focus from state, legislative, education and business leaders, Alabama stands ready to become the workforce engine...

Workforce challenges being addressed by industry-community college partnership

A panel of workforce development experts told the Alabama pro-growth policy conference the state will benefit from more collaboration to close real-world gaps in...

Auto manufacturers, community colleges team up for scholarship program

Alabama community college students interested in the automotive manufacturing industry can apply for scholarships worth up to $4,000. The new scholarships are made possible through...

Worlds Of Work Expo returns this week to Shelton State

The seventh-annual Worlds of Work (WOW) Career Expo will bring industry leaders and education partners together with more than 4,000 students from west Alabama to...

Unlock Huntsville career opportunities with ASmartPlace.com

The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber announced a new, revamped portion of ASmartPlace.com: Smart Careers. The portal can help job seekers to pursue career paths in four...

UAW strikes Mercedes supplier ZF Chassis Systems in Tuscaloosa

Close to 200 members of the United Auto Workers union are striking ZF Chassis Systems in Tuscaloosa. The business is a major producer of...