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Radiance, AL Army Guard partner to help vets’ employment

Radiance Technologies has collaborated with the Army Partnership for Your Success (PaYS) Program, offering Army veterans a seamless transition into employment with the company. Huntsville-based...

Community college nursing apprenticeship helping meet need in Alabama

Alabama’s historic move to allow nursing apprenticeships through Alabama’s community and technical colleges is helping combat nursing shortages across the state. Since new rules passed...

Welcome to EARTH: East Alabama program celebrates with community, prayer

“This is the EARTH the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!” Sylacauga native Margaret Morton led the "Welcome to EARTH"...

Ledbetter: Alabama’s historic economic growth and underlying labor shortage

During the 2023 session, the Alabama Legislature passed a series of bills designed to strengthen Alabama's economy, reduce the tax burden on small businesses...

UA to develop fastest computing system in state

The University of Alabama will be home to the fastest computing system in the state, thanks to funding from the state and federal governments. Sen....

Alabama’s community, technical colleges not cutting corners to help get people to work

This Labor Day, a pressing question reverberates across the United States: “Where are the workers?” Alabama shares this concern, grappling with just shy of the...

Made in Alabama: Report says international investment speeds job growth

Job creation tied to international investment in Alabama has been rapidly outpacing the state’s general employment growth rate, according to a report that tracks...

McCalla Smucker’s plant to provide hundreds of jobs

The construction of a Smucker's plant in McCalla is proceeding as scheduled, the company announced this week. The upcoming $1.1 billion facility is expected to...

State offering bioscience training program

BIO Alabama, a leading advocate for Alabama's bioeconomy, has partnered with Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT), Alabama’s workforce training agency, to introduce a comprehensive...

Ivey announces $1M grant for Lawrence County solar plant project

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a $1 million grant to help meet the nation’s increasing demand for solar power while providing more than 700...

Central Alabama CC a pioneer in nursing education

Central Alabama Community College may not be the largest institution, but it believes in being the best. As a testament to this commitment, CACC's nursing...

Labor force participation steady; unemployment a record low

In good news for Alabama's economy, the state's labor force participation rate of 57% for July matches the rate of this time last year,...

Adtran plans $5M expansion, 300 jobs to meet broadband needs

Huntsville-based Adtran is expanding its advanced telecommunications equipment manufacturing to meet the growing demand for domestically produced network electronics, the company announced. The first American...

Auburn welcomes $114M expansion from auto supplier Shinhwa

Shinhwa Auto USA is investing $114 million to bolster its manufacturing presence in Auburn, Gov. Kay Ivey announced today. The expansion is expected to...

Huntsville No. 1 – on the continent – for tech growth potential

The Rocket City can add another No. 1 ranking to its collection. This time, Huntsville takes the nod as the top city among the 25...

Toyota invests $6.7M in Huntsville City Schools

The Huntsville school system is the recipient of a $6.7 million grant from the Toyota USA Foundation. It was announced Thursday at a press conference...

Gadsden Career Center hosting hiring fair

This isn't your father's job fair. It's not even your grandfather's job fair. It's not even a job fair. It's a hiring fair with hundreds of...

North Alabama coming together for childcare access

HUNTSVILLE -- In Alabama and across the country, childcare is no longer just a “perk” – it’s a big factor of work performance, engagement...

PeopleTec named Best Workplace for Millennials

HUNTSVILLE – The winning streak began in 2019 and now, for the fifth year in a row, PeopleTec has been named a Best Workplace...

Alabama jobs at record high; unemployment record low

June’s job numbers are in – showing continued positive trends.  Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted June...

Study: Alabama No. 7 best job market

It isn't something Alabamians don't already know, but it is always good to get affirmation of those beliefs. A new study complied from current U.S....

Shift into gear: AIDT driving for 11,000 autoworking jobs

AIDT, Alabama’s primary workforce development agency, is accelerating its efforts to expand employment in the state’s auto industry by reviving a multistate campaign to...

Jeff Peoples, Gary Smith named to workforce commission

Alabama Power CEO Jeff Peoples and PowerSouth Energy CEO Gary Smith have been appointed to the Lieutenant Governor’s Commission on 21st Century Workforce, Lt....

8 years and counting, Torch Technologies a ‘Great Place To Work’

Recent statistics show that, on average, 49% of employees nationally say the company where they work is a great place. Whether that number sounds low...