Alabama jobs

SEE THE LIST: Several Companies Looking to Hire Thousands of Workers

The coronavirus pandemic has led many businesses to close, with some laying off workers. But others are actually looking to hire workers by the thousands to fill various positions across the country. Here is a list: Walmart – Hiring 150,000 workers to work in stores, distribution and fulfillments centers – Read more CVS – Hiring 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary…

Lowe’s Looking to Hire 30,000 New Workers

Lowe’s has announced that it hopes to hire for 30,000 positions in stores across the U.S. The announcement was made by Lowe’s President and CEO Marvin Ellison. Lowe’s is offering full-time, part-time, seasonal and overnight jobs for displaced workers who are seeking short-term opportunities.  It is also hiring at its distribution centers and other supply chain facilities. Those interested in applying can visit jobs.lowes.com or text…

CVS Announces Plans to Hire 50,000 More Workers

CVS Health has announced plans to immediately fill 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary roles across the country. In a news release, CVS says jobs include store associates, home delivery drivers, distribution center employees and member/customer service professionals. The company says it will use a technology-enabled hiring process that includes virtual job fairs, virtual interviews and virtual job tryouts. Click here…

Dollar General Announces Plans to Hire 50,000 New Workers

Dollar General has announced plans to nearly double its normal hiring rate and add up to 50,000 employees by the end of April.  This is response to the public’s needs during the coronavirus pandemic. “We believe our customers are relying on us now more than ever to provide an affordable, convenient retail option,” said Kathy Reardon, Dollar General’s senior vice…

Publix Joins List of Companies Planning to Hire More Workers

Publix Super Markets has announced that it’s planning to hire thousands of new workers by the end of March to fill positions in its stores and distribution centers.   “We take pride in serving our communities during times of need, and with the unprecedented demand we are experiencing, we’re in need of more associates to help across our operating area,”…

Walmart Looking to Hire 150,000; Giving Cash Bonuses to Some Employees

Walmart today announced plans to hire 150,000 new associates through the end of May to work in stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers. These roles would be temporary at first, but the company says many will convert to permanent roles over time. Walmart says it wants to hire some people quickly, such as cashiers and stockers. What is usually…

Job Interviews to Go Ahead at Store Chain That’s Rebranding in Alexander City

A store chain that is rebranding its stores in Alabama says it will go ahead with job interviews on Wednesday as the state responds to coronavirus. Stage Stores, Inc. is in the process of converting its existing Goody’s store chain to the Gordmans brand. Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the company will perform job interviews at its Alexander…

Hundreds of Jobs Coming to Latex Factory Reopening in Eufaula

A company plans to create as many as 400 jobs as it reopens a closed latex factory in Eufaula. The state Commerce Department said in a statement that Medical Industries of the Americas intends to reopen a shuttered factory in the second quarter of the year. The factory will produce items including latex gloves, condoms and hot and cold packs…

Gov. Kay Ivey to Attend Selma Job Fair on Thursday

Gov. Kay Ivey will attend the Alabama Department of Labor’s regional job fair in Selma on Thursday and give remarks. Alabama News Network is a partner in this job fair. The job fair is being hosted by the Alabama Career Center System. Other partners include the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs and Selma University. More than 25 employers representing 1,500…

Alabama Unemployment Hits Record Low 3.5%

Alabama’s unemployment rate is down to what officials say is a record low at 3.5%. State figures released today show the preliminary, seasonally-adjusted rate for June dropped two-tenths of a percent from the May rate of 3.7%. It’s the state’s lowest jobless rate ever, and better than the most recent national unemployment rate of 3.7%. The number represents a growth…