Alabama Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington

Workforce Summit Aims to Aid Industry in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Department of Labor and the city of Selma hold a workforce summit — to help industries recruit and retain workers. Alabama Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington — says the COVID-19 pandemic — created a lot of challenges for businesses nationwide. But he says business in the state of Alabama — is bouncing back nicely. “The…

Alabama’s Unemployment Rate Rising Slightly

Alabama’s unemployment rate rose slightly in July as the state continues to feel the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alabama Department of Labor reported Friday that the state’s preliminary July unemployment rate is 7.9%, up from June’s rate of 7.6%. The number represents 176,637 unemployed people. By comparison, the rate was under 3% last July before the pandemic….