Economy

Ready to Quit Your Job? Tips On How To Get It Right

Popular Career Coach Kristen Zavo Joined David Lamb on Alabama News Rising

We are in the midst of what is called the Great Resignation. Historic numbers of workers are ditching their old jobs to start fresh elsewhere. Popular Career Coach Kristen Zavo joined David Lamb on Alabama News Rising to share expert tips on how to get your next job move right.   Categories: Money Matters, News Tags: business, career, career coach,…

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….

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed on Fox News; Discusses Reopening Alabama’s Economy

With the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases rising daily in our state and the lack of testing supplies, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed made an appearance on fox news Saturday afternoon. He discussed when Alabama’s economy should reopen… explaining that less than 1% of the state’s population has been tested for the virus. Mayor Reed explained the importance of what he…

Governor Ivey Discusses Coronavirus Pandemic and Alabama Economy

The state wide stay at home order is in effect until April 30, pending a flattened curve of new infections.

In a one-on-one telephone interview with Alabama News Networks Jerome Jones, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey shed some light on Coronavirus and the efforts her administration is taking to re-open Alabama’s economy and stop the spread of the virus. Q: Governor Ivey, has it been stressful for you, knowing that there is no easy answer and no state, local, or federal Government leader…

Governor Ivey: “Alabamians Don’t Let Your Guard Down”

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says people to not let their guard down on anti-coronavirus measures and was noncommittal on whether closures would have to extend through May. Ivey spoke at a news conference, saying Tuesday that she wants to reopen the state economy as soon as possible. But she suggested that may take a piecemeal approach when it does. The…

President Trump Signs $2.2 Trillion Stimulus Bill

President Donald Trump signs the coronavirus stimulus relief package, in the Oval Office at the White House, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Trump has signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families…

Technology Aids Alabama’s Poultry Industry

From small to big commercial chicken farms, the poultry industry in Alabama has an annual economic impact of 15 billion dollars. Commercial poultry accounts for over 65% of the annual farming revenues in the state. With summer a day away, and the temperatures heating up, technology has helped the industry improve than in decades past. Chad Grant is the owner…

U.S. Consumer Spending Posts Slower Growth in July

American consumers boosted spending at a slower pace in July, while their incomes accelerated slightly. The Commerce Department says spending grew 0.3 percent in July following a 0.5 percent increase in June. The slowdown had been expected given an earlier report that retail sales were flat in July. Incomes grew 0.4 percent in July, up from a 0.3 percent increase…