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Alabama economic developers, educators team for new workforce development strategies

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Top Alabama education officials and economic developers increasingly are on the same page when it comes to workforce development strategies, crafting initiatives that align classroom learning with critical workplace needs. At a forum sponsored by the Birmingham Business Alliance, Alabama Secretary...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Governor Bentley Comments on 2012 New & Expanding Industries

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama Governor Robert Bentley today released details from the 2012 New and Expanding Industries Report, which showed a second year of steady growth for new jobs in Alabama and capital investment across the state. Companies establishing new operations in Alabama or...

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AIDT training programs give Alabama advantage in industrial recruiting

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – In just about every corner of Alabama, AIDT, the state’s top-ranked job-training agency, is helping companies assemble workforces and upgrading worker skill sets. AIDT training programs are preparing workers to build “Made-in-Alabama” products such as next-generation warships for the U.S. Navy...

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AIDT Maritime Training Center readies workers for jobs in Alabama shipyards

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MOBILE, Alabama – An eight-week welding course at the AIDT Maritime Training Center gave Rodney Patrick a future he didn’t expect – a career in shipbuilding. Around three years ago, the Mobile County man was working as an investigator for a law firm when the...

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Expansions, new projects fuel growth of manufacturing jobs across Alabama

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A manufacturing boom means Alabama is poised to produce more automobiles, engines, ships, railcars and airplane components. It also means thousands of new manufacturing jobs across a state whose economy continues to be reshaped by industrial projects. “Industrial development throughout the state remains in...

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Alabama workforce training programs gearing up for Airbus

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MOBILE, Alabama – Before Airbus can deliver passenger jets made in Alabama to the world’s airlines, Alabama workforce training programs must first deliver workers who can assemble them. It’s not exactly new territory for a state that has landed mega-projects from Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Hyundai,

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