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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…

Montgomery Fire And Rescue Graduates New Firefighters, Aiming To Fill More Openings Soon

20 new firefighters took the path to protect and serve Thursday at Montgomery Fire and Rescue’s graduation ceremony. Still, officials say even more fire personnel are needed. Montgomery Fire and Rescue was recently awarded a 3.5 million dollar federal grant as a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program….

Alabama Educators Support The Push For Better S.T.E.M. Programs In Schools

Science and Technology is a growing field in Alabama, and with that comes a growing need for qualified employees. Hundreds of Alabama educators were in the capitol city for the Alabama S.T.E.M. conference, evaluating how to better prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math. By 2027, the demand for jobs in STEM is expected to grow by…

Alabama’s Poor People Campaign Rally Outside Capitol

For the fifth time in as many weeks, the Alabama Poor People’s Campaign rallied for their cause- being a voice for the less unfortunate. This time, the focus was on affordable housing, livable wages and a better education. “We are the richest country in the world and there’s a high rate of poverty,” organizer Joe Keffer said.  “Some of the poorest…

Montgomery’s Public Safety Department Is Hiring

If you’re looking to protect and serve, Montgomery’s Department of Public Safety may have a place for you. The department held a job fair Wednesday with openings from first responders to corrections officers. With 448 sworn officers, Montgomery Police Department is looking to beef up their staff quickly. Officials say with the possible help of federal grants  they’d like to have…

State of The South

Report: South depends on newcomers for better educated workers.

By JONATHAN DREW Associated Press DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – A new study says Southern states should spend more on education to develop homegrown talent for high-paying jobs. Otherwise, new jobs in those growing states will go to people with college degrees who move in from elsewhere. The State of the South 2018 report found that 13 states across the region…

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…

Alabama’s Unemployment Rate is Holding Steady at a Record Low Level

Gov. Kay Ivey’s office says the state’s jobless rate was 3.5 percent in December. That’s the same as November, when the state matched its all-time low for unemployment. Ivey’s office says the December rate means nearly 2.1 million people were employed in the state. That’s the most ever, surpassing the December number by about 45,000 persons. The new numbers also…

Alabama’s Unemployment Rate Continues to Drop

Alabama’s unemployment rate has dropped to a record low 3.6 percent. The governor’s office says the rate announced Friday is down from the September rate of 3.8 percent, and it’s the lowest ever recorded in Alabama. Last month’s rate is well below the state’s October 2016 rate of 6.1 percent. And it’s three-tenths of a percent better than that rate…

Black Belt Community Foundation Hosts Head Start Job Fair

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Selma-based organization has been awarded a 2.8 million dollar grant to oversee the Black Belt Head Start program. The Black Belt Community Foundation was chosen to manage head start programs in Dallas, Choctaw, Marengo and Wilcox counties. The foundation hosted an organizational session and job fair at Concordia College Alabama in Selma. BBCF President…