Alabama jobs

Alabama Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.4%

The Alabama Department of Labor has announced that November’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 4.4%, down from October’s revised rate of 5.7%. The rate does remain above November 2019’s rate of 2.7%. November’s rate represents 100,537 unemployed people, compared to 127,425. “As we are nearing the end of a definitively turbulent year, it’s truly great news to see our…

Golden Boy Foods Announces $13 Million Expansion, New Jobs in Troy

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced that Golden Boy Foods plans to invest more than $13 million in an expansion at its production facility in Troy, creating 67 full-time jobs. The company makes private label food products. To expand peanut butter production, Golden Boy Foods will modify its existing plant and occupy a 170,000-square-foot building being built by the City of…

Kimber Manufacturing Moving Its Headquarters from New York to Troy

U.S. gunmaker Kimber Manufacturing has announced it will move its headquarters from New York to Troy. As Alabama News Network has reported, the company had already made an expansion plan into Troy with a design, engineering and manufacturing facility. The company says it will have 366 workers in Troy, with a $38 million investment. “After a carefully planned shift of…

Dollar General Celebrates Opening of $26 Million Distribution Facility in Montgomery

Officials with Dollar General Corporation are celebrating the opening of a $26 million fresh cold storage facility in Montgomery. A virtual celebration was held this morning. The facility is located at 6080 Mobile Highway and is 450,000 square feet. “We are excited to celebrate the grand opening of our newest DG Fresh facility as we grow career opportunities and our…

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 https://corporate.lowes.com/careers/ 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…