Alabama jobs

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…