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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,

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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...

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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...

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Commerce creating new Workforce Development Division to boost recruitment

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Alabama’s key workforce development programs are being restructured into a “One Stop Shop” within the Alabama Department of Commerce to facilitate business expansion and streamline economic development efforts. Following recent action by the state Legislature on guidance by Governor Robert Bentley, Commerce is creating...

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Airbus Alabama workforce gets hands-on training in Europe (video)

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The first fuselage sections for Airbus’ maiden “Made in America” aircraft have arrived in Alabama, but the company’s workforce has been working quietly for months getting ready to launch assembly at Airbus’ new, $600 million facility in Mobile. Airbus reports that more than 100...

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Alabama Workforce Council issues report, launches website

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – A new era of collaboration between Alabama business leaders and education officials anchors a series of innovative initiatives that take aim at transforming workforce development efforts and improving educational outcomes in the state. These proposals are detailed in a report prepared...

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Alabama Workforce Council proposals aim to create pathway to high-wage jobs

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield said proposals from the Alabama Workforce Council, a panel that studied ways to advance the state’s workforce development efforts, could create a pathway that steers more Alabamians into high-wage, high-demand jobs. Secretary Canfield said the panel’s recommendations come as...

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