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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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Business Alabama publishes 2015 Alabama Economic Development Guide

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Business Alabama has published its 2015 Alabama Economic Development Guide, a comprehensive examination of the state's economic climate, its key industry sectors and resources, as well as the advantages it offers for investment. The 2015 Alabama Economic Development Guide features in-depth articles focusing on...

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Alabama’s October jobless rate falls to 6.3% amid positive signs

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – A report on Alabama’s unemployment rate in October points to continuing improvement in the state’s economy. Consider: October’s preliminary rate was 6.3 percent, down from September’s rate of 6.6 percent and even with the rate a year ago. The number of...

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Consultants rank Alabama a top state for business, Area Development says

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Site selection consultants surveyed by national economic development publication Area Development ranked Alabama a top state for doing business and gave high marks to the state for its labor climate and business environment. Alabama placed No. 4 in Area Development’s 2014...

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Alabama opens training center for Airbus, aerospace expansion

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MOBILE, Alabama – Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield said the Alabama Aviation Training Center that officially opened Tuesday at the Mobile Aeroplex – the home of Airbus’ future U.S. passenger jet factory -- represents a cornerstone in efforts to expand the state’s aerospace industry. The $7...

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AIDT, partners open Alabama Workforce Training Center in Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – AIDT helped build Alabama’s auto industry workforce, and the top-rated job-training agency has worked to provide Mobile’s shipbuilders with skilled welders. Now, AIDT and several partners are opening a center that will assist construction and manufacturing firms in Alabama’s largest metro...

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Gov. Bentley to chair National Governors Association economic development panel

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MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley will share with other governors the story of Alabama’s economic development success. Governor Bentley is assuming the chairmanship of the Economic Development and Commerce Committee of the National Governors Association for the 2013-2014 year. Governor Bentley was asked to...

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