Workforce Summit Held in Selma
From the West Alabama Newsroom–
Finding resources for workforce development just got a lot easier for industries in Selma and Dallas County.
Business leaders in Selma took part in a workforce summit to learn about the incentives available to help expand their businesses.
More than a dozen industries were represented at the summit.
“If you continue to raise the level of the skills and talent in the workforce you can draw new businesses into the community too where people will have more opportunities to work,” said Bush Hog President Gerald Worthington.
“What we want to do is provide an educational platform if you will, and talk about those resources so we can connect those with the people with the greatest need,” Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington said. “We’ve got economic development partners, workforce development partners in attendance today to find out about what those available resources are,” he said.
The workforce summit was organized by the Selma and Dallas County EDA, the Chamber of Commerce and Selma Mayor Darrio Melton.