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‘Major’ workforce development announcement coming Tuesday

Alabama education and business leaders will make a “major announcement” Tuesday about workforce development.

“Our aim is to transform our workforce system into the gold standard for integrating the needs of employers and job seekers, growing the economy of our state and raising the standard of living for Alabamians,” Zeke Smith, executive vice president at Alabama Power Co. and chairman of the Alabama Workforce Council, said in a press release.

Tuesday’s event will be led by Smith; George Clark, Vice Chairman of Alabama Workforce Council; Ed Castile, Deputy Secretary of Labor; Fitzgerald Washington, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Labor; and Jeff Lynn, Senior Executive Director of Workforce for the Alabama Community College System.

Click here to read the entire article posted November 14, 2016 – By Kelly Poe |

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