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Honda racetrack job fair inspires workers of the future

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Honda Manufacturing of Alabama is gearing up for an annual event that offers an inside look at the state’s booming automotive industry and has inspired a new generation of workers to pursue the high-tech careers it offers. This weekend, for the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Gallup: Alabama has nation’s most engaged workforce

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – A new Gallup poll finds that Alabama has the nation’s highest percentage of “engaged” workers who are enthusiastic about their jobs. Gallup’s survey found that 37 percent of Alabama workers are engaged, ahead of Delaware, Kentucky and Louisiana at 36 percent...

Written by Jerry Underwood

State debuts unified workforce system, AlabamaWorks

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama business, education and workforce training leaders unveiled a new system called “AlabamaWorks” that will seamlessly link employers looking for skilled workers with residents seeking jobs or job training. The AlabamaWorks program aims to set a new standard in workforce development...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Apprenticeship Alabama aims to invest in workers

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- A new program approved this year by the Alabama Legislature aims to invest in the state's top asset when it comes to recruiting new jobs and capital investment: Its workers. Apprenticeship Alabama, which will kick off in January, offers tax credits...

Written by Dawn Azok

Consultants rank Alabama among top business-friendly states

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Site selection consultants surveyed by national publication Area Development rank Alabama among the top states for business, pointing to strong workforce development programs, a competitive labor environment, and other pro-business factors. Alabama ranks No. 6 overall in Area Development’s 2016 “Top States for Doing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Wiregrass regional job fair to be held at Dothan Civic Center

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DOTHAN, Alabama – More than 80 employers are scheduled to participate in a regional job fair from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Dothan Civic Center. The hiring event is free and open to everyone. The Wiregrass job fair is...

Written by Jerry Underwood

LABOR DAY: Alabama jobs rising in manufacturing, bioscience fields

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With three busy vehicle assembly factories, a major engine plant and a vast supplier network that stretches across the state, it’s no surprise that a large part of Alabama’s recent job growth has been driven by the auto industry. The state’s durable goods manufacturing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Brenda Tuck joins Commerce as liaison to Regional Workforce Councils

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The Alabama Department of Commerce announced today that Brenda Tuck will join its Workforce Development Division as a liaison to the state’s Regional Workforce Councils. Tuck brings years of experience in economic development to this new role at Commerce. Since 2012,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Honda powers Alabama’s workforce with Barber racetrack event

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Alabama students got a hands-on look at the high-tech operations of the state’s manufacturers over the weekend, while Indy racecars sped by in the background. Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, along with many of its suppliers, area staffing firms, colleges and universities came together to...

Written by Dawn Azok

Commerce launches Workforce Development Division to streamline services

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Beginning today, many of Alabama’s key workforce development programs are being consolidated in a new division within the Alabama Department of Commerce that aims to improve workforce readiness and spur business expansion across the state. The formation of Commerce’s new Workforce...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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