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Alabama Jobless Rate Down from 12.9% to 7.5% as Economy Reopens

Alabama’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.5% as the economy recovers during a worsening coronavirus threat. State statistics show the jobless rate for June was down substantially from April, when it hit 12.9% as almost 217,000 lost their jobs as businesses closed or cut back because of the pandemic. But some 165,700 people are still out of work. And Labor Secretary…

Hundreds of Job Seekers Attend Drive Thru Job Fair

On Thursday Express Employment Professionals teamed up with Eastdale Mall to host a drive-thru job fair. Hundreds of job seekers were in and out in just a few minutes. More than 80 companies were looking to hire employees. “Right now there’s just a big need of people, and companies are looking for folks to work,” said Willam Cobb, owner of…

Drive-Thru Job Fair at Eastdale Mall

Happening June 11th

There’ s a job fair happening in Montgomery next week, and you don’t even have to get out of your car to be connected with employers. More than 80 companies in the Montgomery area are looking to fill positions at a drive-thru job fair at Eastdale Mall.   The fair is Thursday, June 11th, from 10am- 4pm in Eastdale Mall’s…

Amazon Creating 800 Jobs with New Facility in Georgia

Amazon has announced it will open a facility in Georgia that will create 800 jobs in the state. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s office says the new warehouse based in Columbia County will ship small orders, including books, toys, and household goods. Kemp says he’s excited for the new operation. A Columbia County official says the new facility will be the…

Gov. Ivey Urging Employers to to Recruit, Hire Military Veterans

Governor Kay Ivey joined U.S. Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia and Alabama Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington in urging employers to recruit and employ Alabama’s veterans. The U.S. Department of Labor announced earlier this week that it is now accepting applications for the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award.   The HIRE Vets Medallion Program is designed to encourage employers’ commitment to veteran careers, including hiring,…

Alabama Unemployment Rate Remains at Record Low of 2.7%

Alabama’s unemployment rate is unchanged at a record-low 2.7%, well below the jobless level from a year ago. In a release issued by the Alabama Department of Labor on Friday, it says the December rate matched the November rate of 2.7%. It represents about 2.2 million people with jobs and 61,458 people without work. The November rate was below the…

Gov. Ivey Awards Grant to Help Inmates Find Jobs After Release from Prison

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $99,546 grant to help inmates find gainful employment once released from prison. J.F. Ingram State Technical College in Deatsville will use funds to seek and establish a database of employers who are willing to provide employment opportunities for inmates who have been released from prison and have successfully completed vocational training at the school….

New Sawmill to Bring Dozens of New Jobs to Selma

A new multi-million dollar sawmill opens in Selma — bringing dozens of new high tech jobs to the area. Sunbelt Forest Ventures is a new state-of-the-art sawmill — that produces pallet timber. The facility is located on a 50-acre site in the South Dallas Industrial Park in Selma. Company officials say the project represents a more than $30 million dollar…

Eight Counties with State’s Highest Unemployment All Located in West Alabama

From the West Alabama Newsroom: Black Belt counties in west Alabama consistently have the highest unemployment numbers in the state.  There’s a need for jobs to bring those numbers in line with the state average. “It’s not much work here. I haven’t seen many jobs in this area. They need jobs here,” said Tragus Palmer. Jobs — jobs — jobs….

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…