Employment

More Jobs Come to Montgomery: Auto Supplier Opens First North American Facility

Members of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce along with elected officials had a ribbon cutting Wednesday for Gerhardi Inc. The company manufactures parts for German automobiles. The facility is currently operating with 80 employees, but they have just secured a contract that will add at least 100 additional jobs. At full production the facility is expected to employ about…

Truck Drivers and Registered Nurses Continue to be the Most Sought After Employees

1/2Alabama Monthly Online Job Ads Report Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Alabama Monthly Online Job Ads Report Show Caption Hide Caption Source: Anheuser Busch Inbev Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information Division shows that the most online wanted ads were for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers, registered nurses, and retail salespersons, with 6,504 ads…

Over 5,000 People with Disabilities Lose Jobs in Alabama

 As the State of Alabama celebrates a record number of unemployment, the state ranks among the worst when it comes to employing workers with disabilities. According to RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunity for people with disabilities, Alabama now ranks 49th on jobs for people with disabilities. In total, there are 421,135 working-age people with disabilities…

Postings of U.S. Job Openings Hit a Record High in July

Job openings posted by U.S. employers reached an all-time high in July, suggesting that the steady hiring of the past year will endure. The Labor Department says openings edged up 0.9 percent from June to 6.2 million, the highest on records dating to 2000. Hiring also increased, but the record number of openings make clear that employers have plenty of…

U.S. Employers Posted More Jobs in February and Quitting Fell

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers posted more open positions in February, but the number of people getting hired and the number quitting jobs fell. The overall figures suggest that the job market remains healthy, although it has yet to take off during the early stages of the Trump presidency. The Labor Department says job openings rose 2.1 percent in February…

Birmingham Mayor Issues ‘Ban the Box’ Order For City Jobs

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Birmingham Mayor William Bell has issued an executive order to protect applicants for city jobs from automatic disqualification over their criminal records. Bell was flanked by officials from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Department of Labor and others when he announced the order on Thursday. In his order, Bell said providing jobs for people with…