The Decatur Career Center Is Hosting a Job Fair For Pilgrim’s Pride

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 23, 2024

 

The Decatur Career Center Is Hosting a Job Fair For Pilgrim’s Pride

DECATUR – The Decatur Career Center is hosting a job fair for Pilgrim’s Pride

Starting pay is $17.25/hour and includes a $2.00/hour incentive shift differential for third shift. Pilgrim’s will be offering transportation to and from work to hires in the Decatur area.

The job fair will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at the Decatur Career Center, 1819 Bassett Avenue SE, Decatur, AL 35601.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Decatur Career Center, or specifically reach out to: James Bender at (256) 544-0142 ext. 853013.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 29, 2024

 

WHERE: Decatur Career Center

1819 Bassett Ave. SE

Decatur, AL 35601

The Huntsville Career Center will be hosting a Job Fair for the Alabama Department of Transportation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14th, 2024

The Huntsville Career Center will be hosting a Job Fair for the Alabama Department of Transportation

Huntsville – The Huntsville Career Center will be hosting a Job Fair for the Alabama Department of Transportation on March 19th,  at the Huntsville Career Center. Positions include the following entry level positions:

  • Engineering Aide: Highschool Diploma or GED required.
  • Transportation Maintenance Technician I: Completion of 8th grade required.
  • Transportation Worker: Completion of 8th grade required.

Great benefits included: Low-cost Health Insurance, Annual and Sick Leave, Paid Holidays and State Retirement. Apply in advance at www.ALDOTjobs.org or at the Huntsville Career Center. Walk-ins welcome.

The job fair will be held on Tuesday March 19th    from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM each day, at the Huntsville Career Center, 2535 Sparkman Drive NW, Huntsville, AL 35810

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Huntsville Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Lane Reno, BSR (256) 851-0537, Ext 855613

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

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The Gadsden Career Center will be partnering in a Spring Hiring Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14th, 2024

The Gadsden Career Center will be partnering in a Spring Hiring Fair

Gadsden – The Gadsden Career Center will be hosting a Job Fair for on March 21st at The Venue at Coosa Landing. Internships, Summer Jobs, and Careers will be available. There will be hundreds of job openings.

The job fair will be held on Thursday March 2121st, Highschool Juniors and Seniors from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and the General Public will be from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at The Venue at Coosa Landing, 201 George Wallace Dr, Gadsden, AL 35903

Those who wish to learn more about the spring hiring fair can contact the Gadsden Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Summer Patterson, Gadsden Career Center (256) 546-4667, Ext 855006. For more information on employer space in the hiring fair please contact Sheila Hand at Sheila.hand@alcc.alabama.gov or call (256) 546-4667

Employers:

AIDT

Alabama Department of Corrections

Alabama Department of Public Health

Altus and Montis Residential

Americold Logistics – Gadsden

Bachoco OK Foods

Buffalo Rock Company

Butterfly Home Care

Cassi’s Medical Training Services

Elwood Staffing

Etowah County Commission

Federal Bureau of Prisons (FCI Talladega)

First Choice Personnel

Fleetwood Metal Industries

Gadsden Outfitters

Gadsden Police Department

Gadsden State Community College – Skills Training Division

Gadsden State Community College Education Opportunity Center

Greater Etowah MR 310 Board    

Innotex Corp

Kelly Services, Inc

Lee Brass Acquisitions, LLC

Manpower

McGuffey Healthcare

McWane Plant and Industrial

New Flyer of America

Onin Staffing

Prince Metal Stampings USA Inc.

Progress Rail/Caterpillar Company

Rain Bird Distribution Center

Riverview Regional Medical Center

SK Services

Surge Staffing

The Bridge

Unipres Alabama Inc

United States Air Force

United States Army

Valiant Steel and Equipment

Waffle House

Winsouth Credit Union

WQSB/WKXX/WAVU

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

The Huntsville Career Center is hosting a Job Fair for Applebee’s Restaurants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14th, 2024

The Huntsville Career Center is hosting a Job Fair for Applebee’s Restaurants

HUNTSVILLE – The Huntsville Career Center will be hosting a Job Fair for Applebee’s

Restaurants in the Huntsville area on Thursday March 21st beginning at 9:00 am to end at 1:00 pm. Applebee’s will be hiring for multiple positions including Assistant Manager and Team Members (Cooks, Hosts, Servers) for eight locations in the Huntsville area. Pay will depend on experience.

The job fair will be held on Thursday March 21st from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at the Huntsville Career Center, 2535 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, Alabama.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Huntsville Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Lane Reno, BSR, Huntsville Career Center (256) 851-0537, Ext 855613.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

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Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers are the Top Jobs in January

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2024

Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers are the Top Jobs in January

MONTGOMERY – Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that in January 2024, there were 80,847 job ads posted in Alabama.

The five occupations with the most online job ads are for Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers, Fast Food and Counter Workers, Sales Reps, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Exc. Technical & Scientific Products, with 13,837 ads placed for those occupations in January.

The HWOL data is compiled from all online job postings in the state, including those posted on the state’s free online jobs database, AlabamaWorks.alabama.gov, and other sources, such as traditional job boards, corporate boards, and social media sites.

In January 2024, there were 30,523 total job ads with salaries, including 9,372 jobs ads with salaries of $60,000 and above; 3,568 jobs ads with salaries in the $48-60,000 range; 9,948 jobs ads with salaries in the $32-48,000 range, and 7,635 jobs ads with salaries less than $32,000.

The top two employers posting the most online ads in December were Walmart with 1,050 ads and UAB Medicine with 1,023 ads. The rest of the top 10 were: Huntsville Hospital (973), The University of Alabama at Birmingham (727), Baptist Health (504), Cracker Barrel (481), USA Health (473), Grandview Medical Center (438), The University of Alabama (406), and Auburn University (379).

This month’s HWOL Occupation Focus is Industrial Machinery Mechanics. Those employed in this occupation repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems or they  install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to plans. They may also operate newly repaired machinery or equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs. Typically, employees in these occupations usually need two years of training  involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.  The advertised median salary for Industrial Machinery Mechanics in Alabama is $52,096. This occupation has 1,615 Annual Total Openings in Alabama.

Alabama’s Labor Force Participation Rate Remains Unchanged at 57.4%

News Release

For Immediate Release: March 11, 2024

Alabama’s Labor Force Participation Rate Remains Unchanged at 57.4%

More than 38,000 Jobs Added Over the Year

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s labor force participation rate for January 2024 remained unchanged at 57.4%. The percentage of prime-age workers increased by one-tenth of a percentage point to 78.6% over the month. Over the year, this number increased nearly an entire percentage point from 77.7%. Prime-age workers are those aged 25-54 years.

“We are continuing to see those prime-age workers growing in our labor force,” said Washington. “More than three out of every four prime-age workers are holding down a job. This growth will contribute to the overall health of Alabama’s economy.”

Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 2.9%, up slightly from December 2023’s revised rate of 2.8%. January’s rate is above January 2023’s rate of 2.4%.  The rate represents 66,591 unemployed persons, compared to 64,101 in December 2023 and 53,887 in January 2023.

The number of people counted as employed increased by 31,157 over the year to 2,261,270. The civilian labor force also increased to 2,327,861, with 43,861 more people joining over the year.

Over the year, wage and salary employment increased by 38,300 to 2,166,500, with gains in the government sector (+10,400), the private education and health services sector (+9,100), and the manufacturing sector (+5,500), among others.

“We saw over the year job growth of more than 38,000,” continued Washington. “This means that employers are continuing to create new jobs and are filling those positions with hard working Alabamians. We look forward to more positive growth during 2024.”

Counties with the lowest unemployment rates are:  Shelby County at 2.5%, Morgan County at 2.6%, and Marshall, Limestone, Cullman, and Autauga Counties at 2.7%.  Counties with the highest unemployment rates are: Wilcox County at 10.5%, Greene County at 7.3%, and Clarke County at 7.1%.

Major cities with the lowest unemployment rates are: Homewood at 2.0%, Vestavia Hills at 2.1%, and Alabaster and Madison at 2.3%.  Major cities with the highest unemployment rates are: Selma at 8.2%, Prichard at 6.6%, and Bessemer and Gadsden at 5.1%.

 

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Seasonal adjustment” refers to BLS’s practice of anticipating certain trends in the labor force, such as hiring during the holidays or the surge in the labor force when students graduate in the spring, and removing their effects to the civilian labor force. 

The Current Population (CPS), or the household survey, is conducted by the Census Bureau and identifies members of the work force and measures how many people are working or looking for work.

The establishment survey, which is conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, surveys employers to measure how many jobs are in the economy.  This is also referred to as wage and salary employment.

The Foley Career Center and the City of Foley are partnering in presenting the South Baldwin Career Expo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7th, 2024

The Foley Career Center and the City of Foley are partnering in presenting the South Baldwin Career Expo

Foley – The Foley Career Center will be partnering with the City of Foley in presenting the South Baldwin Career Expo on the following date: March 13th at the Foley Civic Center. Multiple employers will be present and hiring for a variety of positions.

The South Baldwin Career Expo will be held on Thursday March 13th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Foley Civic Center, 407 E Laurel Ave, Foley, AL 36535.

Those who wish to learn more about the South Baldwin Career Expo can contact the Foley Career Center, or specifically reach out to Jennifer Lucassen, ES Manager, 251-943-1575, Jennifer.lucassen@alcc.alabama.gov.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

The Decatur Career Center will be hosting a Job Fair for Pilgrim’s Pride

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7th, 2024

The Decatur Career Center will be hosting a Job Fair for Pilgrim’s Pride

Decatur – The Decatur Career Center will be hosting a Job Fair for Pilgrim’s Pride on the following dates: March 11th, March 18th, and March 25th at the Decatur Career Center. Pay Starts at $17.25 per hour with incentives, plus an additional $2.00 per hour for night shifts. Transportation to and from work for hires in the Decatur and Huntsville areas. Positions also include benefits and tuition assistance.

The job fair will be held on Thursday March 11th, 18th, and the 21st   from 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM each day, at the Decatur Career Center, 1819 Bassett Avenue SE, Decatur, AL 35601.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Decatur Career Center, or specifically reach out to: James T. Bender, Decatur Career Center (256) 355-0142, Ext 855013.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

The Jackson Career Center Is Hosting a Job Fair for GD Copper USA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2024

 

The Jackson Career Center Is Hosting a Job Fair for GD Copper USA

 

THOMASVILLE – The Jackson Career Center is hosting a Job Fair for GD Copper USA.

The Jackson Career Center will be hosting a job fair for GD Copper USA. Positions available include production operator, maintenance worker, and quality lab technician.

The job fair will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, from 9:00 am to 2:00 p.m. at the Thomasville Civic Center, 559 West Front Street, Thomasville, AL 36784.

Updated resumes are required for onsite interviews. Resume assistance can be obtained at the Jackson Career Center, 205 Walker Springs Road, Jackson, AL.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Jackson Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Tonya B. Faith at (251) 246-2453 ext. 85582.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

 

The Dothan Career Center Is Hosting Opportunity Tuesday Job Fairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2024

The Dothan Career Center Is Hosting Opportunity Tuesday Job Fairs

DOTHAN – The Dothan Career Center is hosting a series of Opportunity Tuesday job fairs.

The Dothan Career Center will be hosting Opportunity Tuesday beginning on March 5. Opportunity Tuesday is a series of job fairs designed to connect employers and job seekers in the Wiregrass area. We will be hosting up to 10 employers each Tuesday at 787 Ross Clark Circle. They will be present from 1PM – 3PM for on-site interviews. Come and find your next big opportunity on Tuesdays in March!!!

The job fairs will be held on each Tuesday in March at the Dothan Career Center, 787 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, AL 36303.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Dothan Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Cara Reeves at (334) 792-2121.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

 

The Hamilton Career Center Is Hosting a Job Fair For Pilgrim’s Pride

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2024

 

The Hamilton Career Center Is Hosting a Job Fair For Pilgrim’s Pride

HAMILTON – The Hamilton Career Center is hosting a job fair for Pilgrim’s Pride.

Starting pay is $17.25/hour and includes a $2.00/hour incentive shift differential for third shift.

The job fair will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at the Hamilton Career Center, 1481 Military Street South, Hamilton, AL 35570.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Hamilton Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Alyssa Nichols at (205) 921-5672 ext. 85524.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 2024

 

WHERE: Hamilton Career Center

1481 Military Street South

Hamilton, AL 35570

 

The Sheffield Career Center will be hosting a Job Fair for the Alabama Department of Transportation and Pilgrim’s Pride

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14th, 2024

The Sheffield Career Center will be hosting a Job Fair for the Alabama Department of Transportation and Pilgrim’s Pride

Sheffield – The Sheffield Career Center will be hosting a Job Fair for the Alabama Department of Transportation and Pilgrim’s Pride on March 21st at the Sheffield Career Center.

ALDOT Positions include the following entry level positions:

  • Engineering Aide: Highschool Diploma or GED required.
  • Transportation Maintenance Technician I: Completion of 8th grade required.
  • Transportation Worker: Completion of 8th grade required.

Great benefits included: Low-cost Health Insurance, Annual and Sick Leave, Paid Holidays and State Retirement. Apply in advance at www.ALDOTjobs.org or at the Sheffield Career Center. Walk-ins welcome.

Pilgrim’s Pride is hiring Production Workers and other positions. They currently have 75 open positions. Starting pay is $17.25/hour and offers benefits that include Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. They offer 401(k), Paid tuition, and Advancement opportunities. Pilgrim’s will be at the career center from 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

The job fair will be held on Thursday March 21st  from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, at the Sheffield Career Center, 500 South Montgomery Ave Ste. 102 Sheffield, AL 35660

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Sheffield Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Sherry Burdett, Unit Supervisor/BSR. Sherry.burdett@alcc.alabama.gov. O: 256-383-5610 ext. 85901. C: 334-922-0667.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

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The Jasper Career Center Is Hosting a Construction Job Fair For Multiple Employers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 23, 2024

 

The Jasper Career Center Is Hosting a Construction Job Fair For Multiple Employers

 

JASPER – The Jasper Career Center is hosting a construction job fair for multiple employers in the Jasper area. Employers scheduled to attend include: Dunn Construction, Russo, Birmingham, & Associates, Tecta America, and Gillespie Construction.

Multiple positions are available including: heavy construction laboreres and crafts, Class A CDL truck drivers, metal building erectors, roofers and roofing helpers, carpenters and carpenters helpers, asphalt distributor operators, heavy equipment operators, diesel mechanics, and many more.

The job fair will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at the Jasper Career Center, 2604 Viking Drive, Jasper, AL 35501.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Jasper Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Jan Hawkins at (205) 221-2576.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 28, 2024

WHERE: Jasper Career Center

2604 Viking Dr.

Jasper, AL 35501

 

 

ADOL and WBRC FOX6 NEWS Collaborate to Host Job Fair in Tuscaloosa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 6, 2024

ADOL and WBRC FOX6 NEWS Collaborate to Host Job Fair in Tuscaloosa

Dozens of Employers Registered with Over 1,000 Available Jobs

 TUSCALOOSA- The Alabama Career Center System, in partnership with WBRC FOX6 NEWS, Stillman College, and the Alabama Office of Minority Affairs will host a job fair on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa. The job fair is free and open to the public.

More than 40 employers are currently scheduled to attend, including: Morrow Realty, the Alabama Department of Corrections, Buffalo Rock, Nucor Steel, Mobis, and more.

The job fair is free and open to the public.  Jobseekers are encouraged to pre-register online at https://labor.alabama.gov/JobFairRegistration/http://www.labor.alabama.gov/jobfair.  Jobseekers may also register on-site.

Employers who wish to register for the job fair can also visit https://labor.alabama.gov/JobFairRegistration/ or contact the Tuscaloosa Career Center at (205) 758-7591.  There is no charge for employers to participate.

“We’re happy to bring our successfully job fair initiative to West Alabama,” said Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington. “It’s our hope that this event will allow employers who have thousands of jobs to fill to find qualified applicants who will be able to expand their career opportunities.”

“We couldn’t ask for a better partner than WBRC FOX6 NEWS. Their incredible reach and commitment to always serve their community is admirable. Stillman College and the Alabama Office of Minority Affairs have also stepped up to share their expertise and connections to help Alabamians in this area find gainful employment,” said Washington.

“Stillman College is honored to serve as the job fair host site.  This is a demonstration of our commitment to be a community collaborator with state and local agencies to provide opportunities for Alabamians, particularly those in West Tuscaloosa and West Alabama.  We hope that West Tuscaloosa residents, in particular, will take advantage of this opportunity – that is in their backyard – to connect with employers,” said Dr. Yolanda Page, President of Stillman College.

“The Alabama Office of Minority Affairs is excited to partner with Stillman College and the ALDOL on this important job fair. This is our opportunity to embrace digital resources and combine them with in person experiences that will support the State’s goal for workforce, talent and labor, “said Stacia Robinson, Director of the Alabama Office of Minority Affairs.

Applicants should come to the job fair with multiple copies of their résumés. They should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 21, 2024

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Stillman College

3601 Stillman Blvd.

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

The Decatur Career Center Is Hosting a Job Fair For SK Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 6, 2024

The Decatur Career Center Is Hosting a Job Fair For SK Services

DECATUR – The Decatur Career Center is hosting a job fair for SK Services

Positions are for shuttle drivers. Starting pay is $15.00/hour. Shift are 12 hours and they are hiring for both day and night shifts. SK Services offers weekly pay and overtime guaranteed. Applicants must have a drivers license and a clean drug screen. All backgrounds are welcome to apply.

The job fair will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at the Decatur Career Center, 1819 Bassett Avenue SE, Decatur, AL 35601.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Decatur Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Victor Cordier at (256) 544-0142 ext. 853011.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 7, 2024

 

WHERE: Decatur Career Center

1819 Bassett Ave. SE

Decatur, AL 35601

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The Jasper Career Center Is Hosting a Job Fair For Yoruzu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 6, 2024

The Jasper Career Center Is Hosting a Job Fair For Yoruzu

JASPER – The Jasper Career Center is hosting a two-day job fair for Yoruzu in the Walker County area.

Positions are for manufacturing production workers. Starting pay is $16.00/hour with a full range of benefits.

The job fair will be held on two dates, Tuesday, February 13, 2024 and Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at the Jasper Career Center, 2604 Viking Drive, Jasper, AL 35501. The job fair lasts from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m on both days.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Jasper Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Jan Hawkins at (205) 221-2576.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 13, 2024 and Tuesday, February 20, 2024

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Jasper Career Center

2604 Viking Drive

Jasper, AL 35501

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Simultaneous Job Fairs to be Held In Huntsville and Sheffield

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 6, 2024

Simultaneous Job Fairs to be Held In Huntsville and Sheffield

HUNTSVILLE – The Huntsville and Sheffield Career Centers are hosting a job fair for Pilgrim’s.

Pilgrim’s will be hiring for the following positions: production workers, poultry processors, hourly maintenance, quality control techs, CDL drivers, shuttle drivers, production supervisors, industrial electricians, distribution warehouse, and production shift managers. There is an immediate need for hourly production workers, processors, maintenance, and drivers.

The starting wage is $17.25 an hour and includes an incentive of $2.00/hour shift differential for third shift. Transportation to the work site is provided.

The job fairs will be held Thursday, February 15, 2024, at the Huntsville Career Center, 2535 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35810 AND the Sheffield Career Center, 500 South Montgomery Ave, Suite 102, Sheffield, AL 35660, from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Huntsville Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Lane Reno at (256) 851-0537 ext. 855613 or the Sheffield Career Center, or specifically reach out to Sherry Burdett at (256 0 383-5610, ext. 85901..

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Thursday, February 15, 2024

12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Huntsville Career Center

2535 Sparkman Drive

Huntsville, AL 35810

AND

Sheffield Career Center

500 South Montgomery Ave., Suite 102

Sheffield, AL 35660

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The Jasper Career Center is Hosting a Job Fair for Warrior Met Coal

The Jasper Career Center is Hosting a Job Fair for Warrior Met Coal

JASPER – The Jasper Career Center is hosting a job fair for Warrior Met Coal in the Walker and Jefferson County Area.

Positions include inexperienced and experienced miners.

The starting wage is $23.77 an hour and $25.85 an hour. The company will train employees.

The job fair will be held Thursday, February 22, 2024, at the Jasper Career Center, 2604 Viking Dr, Jasper, AL 35501, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Jasper Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Jan Hawkins at (205) 221-2576.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Thursday, February 22, 2024

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: Jasper Career Center

2604 Viking Drive

Jasper, AL 35501

 

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Unemployment Compensation Tax Forms Are Now Available Online

PRESS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 1, 2024

Unemployment Compensation Tax Forms Are Now Available Online

MONTGOMERY – Alabamians who received unemployment compensation benefits in 2023 can now view and download their form 1099-G online at https://labor.alabama.gov/uc/Claimant_1099G/.

If accessing directly from the ADOL home page, claimants should select:

  1. I’m a claimant
  2. Request/Provide Claim Information
  3. View 1099 Tax Document

The Form 1099-G details how much unemployment compensation claimants received during the calendar year as well as information about taxes withheld from unemployment benefits. This information must be reported each year.

The forms are also available for years 2011-2022.

“This convenient access to important tax forms is available to all Alabamians who received unemployment compensation benefits,” said Alabama Secretary of Labor Fitzgerald Washington. “Forms will be mailed to the address on record regardless of online access.”

These forms are password protected and must be accessed with a claimant’s Social Security number, date of birth, or their PIN number.

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Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers are the Top Jobs in December

Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers are the Top Jobs in December

 

MONTGOMERY – Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that in December 2023, there were 81,930 job ads posted in Alabama.

The five occupations with the most online job ads are for Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers, Fast Food and Counter Workers, Sales Reps, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Exc. Technical & Scientific Products, with 14,926 ads placed for those occupations in December.

The HWOL data is compiled from all online job postings in the state, including those posted on the state’s free online jobs database, AlabamaWorks.alabama.gov, and other sources, such as traditional job boards, corporate boards, and social media sites.

In December 2023, there were 29,805 total job ads with salaries, including 7,149 jobs ads with salaries of $70,000 and above; 5,156 jobs ads with salaries in the $50-69,000 range; 7,642 jobs ads with salaries in the $35-50,000 range, and 9,858 jobs ads with salaries less than $35,000.

The top two employers posting the most online ads in December were UAB Medicine with 1,012 ads and Huntsville Hospital with 1,010. The rest of the top 10 were: Dollar General (995), The University of Alabama at Birmingham (991), Walmart (887), The University of Alabama (501), Auburn University (490), USA Health (471), Baptist Health (451),  and Walgreen’s (428).

This month’s HWOL Occupation Focus is Logisticians. Those employed in this occupation analyze and coordinate the ongoing logistical functions of a firm or organization and are responsible for the entire life cycle of a product, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, and final disposal of resources. They may also maintain and develop positive

business relationships with a customer’s key personnel involved in, or directly relevant to, a logistics activity. Typically, employees in these occupations require a Bachelor’s Degree. The advertised median salary for Logisticians in Alabama is $80,128. This occupation has 545 Annual Total Openings in Alabama.

The Bay Minette Career Center Partnering to Host the Baldwin County Veterans Job Expo   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 22, 2024

 

The Bay Minette Career Center Partnering to Host the Baldwin County Veterans Job Expo

 

BAY MINETTE – The Bay Minette Career Center is partnering with the North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce to host the Baldwin County Veterans Job Expo.

Registered employers include: PCH Resorts, Thompson Tractor, Vulcan, Walmart, and many more.

The job expo will be held Friday, January 26, 2024, at the John F. Rhodes Civic Center in Bay Minette. The job fair lasts from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Bay Minette Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Irvin Turberville or Vivian Havel at (251) 937-4161.

 

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

 

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

 

 

WHEN: Friday, January 26, 2024

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

 

WHERE: John F. Rhodes Civic Center

Bay Minette, AL

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Alabama’s March Labor Force Participation Rate Holds Steady at 57.4%

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For Immediate Release: April 19, 2024

 

Alabama’s March Labor Force Participation Rate Holds Steady at 57.4%

Nearly 40,000 People Joined the Labor Force in the Past Year

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s labor force participation rate for March held steady at 57.4%. The percentage of prime-age workers increased by two-tenths of a percentage point to 78.9% over the month. Over the year, this number increased by one and a half percentage points from 77.4%. Prime-age workers are those aged 25-54 years.

“The number of prime age people that are holding down jobs continues to increase,” said Washington. “That number is very close to a full 80 percent of prime age individuals working. We remain hopeful that this trend will continue throughout the year, especially as the state works to raise its overall labor force participation rate.”

Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 3.0%, unchanged from February 2024’s revised rate and above March 2023’s rate of 2.3%.  The rate represents 70,894 unemployed persons, compared to 69,057 in February and 52,332 in March 2023.

The number of people counted as employed increased by 21,335 over the year to 2,260,786. The civilian labor force also increased to 2,331,680, with 39,897 more people joining over the year.

“Nearly 40,000 more people have entered the workforce since last year,” continued Washington. “More people are employed than last year, and we’ve increased the number of jobs our economy is supporting.  Our metrics are looking great right now.”

Over the year, wage and salary employment increased by 38,900 to 2,187,200, with gains in the private education and health services sector (+10,500), the government sector (+9,300), and the manufacturing sector (+7,200), among others.

Over the month, wage and salary employment increased by 5,300, with gains in the government sector (+2,400), the leisure and hospitality sector (+2,400), and the manufacturing sector (+1,300).

Counties with the lowest unemployment rates are:  Shelby County at 2.3%, Morgan, Marshall, and Cullman Counties at 2.5%, and Madison, Limestone, Elmore, and Autauga Counties at 2.6%.  Counties with the highest unemployment rates are: Wilcox County at 8.8%, Perry County at 6.0%, and Greene County at 5.9%.

Major cities with the lowest unemployment rates are: Vestavia Hills at 2.0%, Alabaster, Homewood, and Madison at 2.1%, and Hoover and Trussville at 2.2%.  Major cities with the highest unemployment rates are: Selma at 6.5%, Prichard at 5.7%, and Bessemer and Mobile at 4.3%.

 

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Seasonal adjustment” refers to BLS’s practice of anticipating certain trends in the labor force, such as hiring during the holidays or the surge in the labor force when students graduate in the spring, and removing their effects to the civilian labor force. 
The Current Population (CPS), or the household survey, is conducted by the Census Bureau and identifies members of the work force and measures how many people are working or looking for work.
The establishment survey, which is conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, surveys employers to measure how many jobs are in the economy.  This is also referred to as wage and salary employment.

Alabama’s April Labor Force Participation Rate Rises to 57.5%

News Release

For Immediate Release: May 17, 2024

Alabama’s April Labor Force Participation Rate Rises to 57.5%

Labor Force, Employment, and Jobs Count All Reach New Record Highs

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s April labor force participation rate increased by one-tenth of a percentage point to 57.5 %. The percentage of prime-age workers increased by two-tenths of a percentage point over the month to 79.1%. Over the year, this number increased by 1.7 percentage points from 77.4%. Prime-age workers are those aged 25-54 years.

“This continued growth in our prime age labor force participation rate is truly encouraging,” said Washington. “The over the year growth is showing that our prime age workers are indeed rejoining the labor force and making an impact.  Additionally, our total labor force has increased to its highest level, with more than 40,000 people deciding that they want a job since the same time last year.”

Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 3.1%, up from March 2024’s rate of 3.0%, and up from April 2023’s rate of 2.3%.  The rate represents 72,057 unemployed persons, compared to 70,884 in March and 52,004 in April 2023.

The number of people counted as employed increased by 20,117 over the year to a new record high of 2,263,393. The civilian labor force also reached a new record high, increasing to 2,335,450, with 40,170 more people joining over the year.

Over the year, wage and salary employment increased by 49,700 to 2,203,800. This represents a new record high for Alabama’s jobs count, with gains in the private education and health services sector (+13,700), the government sector (+9,400), and the manufacturing sector (+7,500), among others.

“Alabama’s employers are creating jobs,” continued Washington. “Our economy is supporting more jobs than ever before. We are all working together to ensure that we have the workforce to fill them.”

Counties with the lowest unemployment rates are:  Shelby County at 2.0%, Morgan County at 2.1%, and Cullman, Elmore, Madison, and Marshall Counties at 2.2%.  Counties with the highest unemployment rates are: Wilcox County at 7.7%, Perry County at 5.3%, and Dallas County at 5.0%.

Major cities with the lowest unemployment rates are: Homewood at 1.8%, Alabaster, Madison, Trussville, and Vestavia Hills at 1.9%, and Hoover at 2.0%.  Major cities with the highest unemployment rates are: Selma at 5.7%, Prichard at 4.9%, and Gadsden and Mobile at 3.7%.

 

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Seasonal adjustment” refers to BLS’s practice of anticipating certain trends in the labor force, such as hiring during the holidays or the surge in the labor force when students graduate in the spring, and removing their effects to the civilian labor force. 
The Current Population (CPS), or the household survey, is conducted by the Census Bureau and identifies members of the work force and measures how many people are working or looking for work.
The establishment survey, which is conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, surveys employers to measure how many jobs are in the economy.  This is also referred to as wage and salary employment.

The Huntsville Career Center is Hosting a Hiring Event for Marksman Security Corporation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 16th, 2024

The Huntsville Career Center is Hosting a Hiring Event for Marksman Security Corporation 

Huntsville – The Huntsville Career Center is hosting a hiring event for Marksman Security Corporation. There will be multiple Full-time and Part-time positions available. Marksman Security Corporation is hiring for all shifts. Hiring positions include Unarmed Security Officers $16.50/hour, Dispatch Officers $17.25/hour and Security Supervisors $18.25/hour. Positions come with the following benefits: Medical, vision, dental, 401K, pet insurance, short term disability, referral bonus and more. Weekend and holiday availability is required. Other qualifications include be 18 years of age or older, must have at least six months to one year security experience, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, have a valid Alabama Security License or be able to obtain one and have a valid Alabama driver’s license.

The hiring event will be held on Friday, May 17th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The event will be located at the Huntsville Career Center, 2535 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35810.

Those who wish to learn more about the hiring event can contact the Huntsville Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Lane Reno, Business Services Representative at the Huntsville Career Center, (256) 851-0537, Ext 855613

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

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The Alabaster Career Center is Hosting a Multi-Employer Job Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 13, 2024

The Alabaster Career Center is Hosting a Multi-Employer Job Fair

Alabaster – The Alabaster Career Center is hosting a Multi-Employer Job Fair for Transportation, Heavy Equipment, Warehousing and Shipping & Receiving. There will be representatives from employers and training providers partners as well as schools approved for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). WIOA can assist jobseekers with training in these career fields. Some employers will include, Coca-Cola, AIDT, Jefferson State Community College, Sysco, Shelby County 9-1-1, 160 Driving Academy, Midstate Driving Academy, Move Gurus, Alabama Department of Public Health, Alabama Department of Corrections, ESD School LLC, Southeastern Food Merchandisers and Lhoist.

The job fair will be held on Thursday May 16th, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Alabaster Career Center located at 109 Plaza Cir, Alabaster, AL 35007

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Alabaster Career Center, or specifically reach out to Kristina Lawrence, 205-663-2542, Kristina.Lawrence@alcc.alabama.gov at the Alabaster Career Center.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

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The Birmingham Career Center is partnering with Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Car and Work Faith Birmingham in hosting the Jefferson County Second Chance Hiring Fair.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 7, 2024

The Birmingham Career Center is partnering with Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Car and Work Faith Birmingham in hosting the Jefferson County Second Chance Hiring Fair.

Birmingham – The Birmingham Career Center is partnering with Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Car and Work Faith Birmingham in hosting the Jefferson County Second Chance Hiring Fair. Employers are looking to hire qualified men and women who have a criminal history and need a second chance at joining the workforce. We have Employers who are looking to hire qualified men and women who do have felony(ies) and/or misdemeanor(s). Multiple employers will be onsite and ready to hire. Some employers include Jefferson State Community College, Coco Cola, Alabama Power and Waste Management, just to name a few. Job seekers can register at secondchancehiringfair.com. The Birmingham Career Center will also be providing registration and guide services the day of the hiring fair. Registration is FREE!

The job fair will be held on Thursday May 9th, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The event will be held at The Boutwell Auditorium located at 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Birmingham Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Yvette Fields, Senior Manager, @ Birmingham Career Center, 205-582-5211

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

 

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The Huntsville Career Center is hosting a Job Fair for Phoenix Rehabilitation Foundation.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 29, 2024

The Huntsville Career Center is hosting a Job Fair for Phoenix Rehabilitation Foundation.

Huntsville – The Huntsville Career Center is hosting a Job Fair for Phoenix Rehabilitation Foundation. Twenty-five to thirty positions need to be filled. Positions include Custodial Crew Lead, Custodial Crew Members (all levels), Grounds Maintenance Workers.  These positions are located at the Redstone Arsenal, and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The job fair will be held on Wednesday May 1st, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Huntsville Career Center, 2535 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35810.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Huntsville Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Lane Reno, Business Services Representative @ Huntsville Career Center, (256) 851-0537, Ext 855613

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

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The Jasper Career Center is hosting a Job Fair for Warrior Met Coal in the Walker and Jefferson County Area.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 29, 2024

The Jasper Career Center is hosting a Job Fair for Warrior Met Coal in the Walker and Jefferson County Area.

Jasper – The Jasper Career Center is hosting a Job Fair for Warrior Met Coal in the Walker and Jefferson County Area. Positions include Inexperienced and Experienced Miners. Entry Level Pay is $23.77 per hour and $25.85 per hour. Company will train!

The job fair will be held on Wednesday May 1st, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., The event will be held at the Jasper Career Center 2604 Viking Drive, Jasper, AL 35501

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Jasper Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Jan Hawkins- BSR Jasper Career Center 205-221-2576

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

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The Montgomery Career Center will be hosting the Semi-Annual Montgomery City Wide Career Fair in partnership with The City of Montgomery.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 29, 2024

The Montgomery Career Center will be hosting the Semi-Annual Montgomery City Wide Career Fair in partnership with The City of Montgomery.

Montgomery – The Montgomery Career Center is hosting a Semi-Annual Montgomery City Wide Career Fair in partnership with The City of Montgomery. Multiple Private Companies and Government agencies will be attending. Some employers include Alabama State Personnel, Coco Cola Bottling Co. United, Buffalo Rock, Montgomery Fire/Rescue, Montgomery Police Department and Steris. Many more will also be there!

The job fair will be held on Thursday May 2nd from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, The event will be held at the Multiplex @ Crampton Bowl. 1037 Pelham Street Montgomery Alabama 36104.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Montgomery Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Ebony Moore ES Senior Manager, Montgomery Career Center 334-286-1746.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

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Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers are the Top Jobs in March

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2024

Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers are the Top Jobs in March

MONTGOMERY – Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that in March 2024, there were 84,247 job ads posted in Alabama, representing a monthly increase of 1.4%.

The five occupations with the most online job ads are for Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers, Fast Food and Counter Workers, Sales Reps, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Exc. Technical & Scientific Products, with 14,530 ads placed for those occupations in March.

The HWOL data is compiled from all online job postings in the state, including those posted on the state’s free online jobs database, AlabamaWorks.alabama.gov, and other sources, such as traditional job boards, corporate boards, and social media sites.

In March 2024, there were 30,930 total job ads with salaries, including 9,250 jobs ads with salaries of $60,000 and above; 5,261 jobs ads with salaries in the $48-60,000 range; 8,471 jobs ads with salaries in the $32-44,000 range, and 7,948 jobs ads with salaries less than $32,000.

The top two employers posting the most online ads in March were Walmart with 1,441 ads and Huntsville Hospital with 1,066 ads. The rest of the top 10 were: UAB Medicine (934), The University of Alabama at Birmingham (793), Baptist Health (706), Auburn University (529), USA Health (485), Jack’s Family Restaurants (429), Cracker Barrel (426), and Grandview Medical Center (376).

This month’s HWOL Occupation Focus is Food Service Managers. Those employed in this occupation plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages. They may also keep records required by government agencies regarding sanitation or food subsidies and investigate and resolve complaints regarding food quality, service, or accommodations. Typically, employees in these occupations usually need a high school diploma and previous work-related skills, knowledge, or experience. The advertised median salary for Food Service Managers in Alabama is $46,720. This occupation has 470 Annual Total Openings in Alabama.

 

The Jasper Career Center will be hosting Multiple Employer Manufacturing Job Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 23, 2024

The Jasper Career Center will be hosting Multiple Employer Manufacturing Job Fair

Jasper, AL – The Jasper Career Center is hosting a Multiple Employer Manufacturing Job Fair in the Walker/Jefferson/Winston/Cullman County Area. Some Employers to attend include Yorozu, HTNA (Hayashi Telempu), Clayton Homes, Yutaka, PSI (Personnel Staffing Inc.), Quality Staffing, Surge Staffing. There are many positions available. (Some positions are listed on the flyer which include Production, Manufacturing, Electricians, Welders, fitters, Maintenance, Forklift, Drywall Prep, and many more!

The job fair will be held on Thursday April 25th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, The event will be held at the Jasper Career Center 2604 Viking Drive, Jasper, AL 35501.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Jasper Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Jan Hawkins- BSR Jasper Career Center 205-221-2576.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

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The Jasper Career Center Partnering to Host a Two-Day Healthcare Job Fair in the Walker County Area

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 22, 2024

 

The Jasper Career Center Partnering to Host a Two-Day Healthcare Job Fair in the Walker County Area

 

JASPER – The Jasper Career Center is hosting a two-day healthcare job fair for multiple employers in the Walker County area.

Registered employers include: RPS (Regional Paramedic Services), The Arc, Capstone Health Services, Diversicare, KPK Homecare, Cordova Health and Rehab, Ridgeview Health Services, and Ridgewood Health Services.

The job fair will be held Wednesday, January 24, and Thursday, January 25, 2024, at the Jasper Career Center, 2604 Viking Drive, Jasper, AL 35501. The job fair lasts from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Jasper Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Jan Hawkins at (205) 221-2576.

 

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

 

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

 

 

WHEN: Wednesday and Thursday, January 24-25, 2024

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

 

WHERE: Jasper Career Center

2604 Viking Drive

Jasper, AL 35501

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The Monroeville Career Center will be Partnering with Monroe County Public Schools Career Technical Center for a job fair.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 15, 2024

The Monroeville Career Center will be Partnering with Monroe County Public Schools Career Technical Center for a job fair.

Monroeville – The Monroeville Career Center will be Partnering with Monroe County Public Schools Career Technical Center for a job fair. Employers Attending will include Alabama River Cellulose, Georgia Pacific, Coca-Cola, Crowne Health Care, Alabama Dept of Corrections, GD Copper, Infiniti Mobile-Konatel (IM Telecom), International Paper – Pine Hill, Monroe County Hospital, Monroeville Police Department, Sterling Packaging, Vanity Fair, Westervelt Lumber and Wind Creek Hospitality. Educational Resources will be made available from the Alabama Army National Guard, Bishop State and Plumbers & Pipefitters USA UA Local 119 JATC.

The job fair will be held on Thursday April 18th from 8:15 AM to 12:30 PM, at the Coastal Alabama Community College Gymnasium, 2800 South Alabama Avenue, Monroeville, AL 36460.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Monroeville Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Terry Johnson, Career Coach, Monroe County Public Schools and Shirley Salter, Manager, Monroeville Career Center 251-575-3894

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

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The Jackson Career Center will be hosting the Southwest Alabama Hiring Event.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 11, 2024

The Jackson Career Center will be hosting the Southwest Alabama Hiring Event.

Jackson – The Jackson Career Center is hosting the Southwest Alabama Hiring Event. “We are thrilled to have our regional business and industry partners join us at Coastal Alabama – Thomasville for this rural hiring event that is guaranteed to offer career pathways for job seekers and provide access to talent to our employers,” said SAWDC AlabamaWorks Executive Director, Bridget Wilson. Job candidates are encouraged to dress in a business-casual style and treat the event like a job interview. You are encouraged to bring copies of your resume, but it is not required to attend. This will be a come-and-go event and is free and open to the public.

The hiring event will be held on Tuesday April 16th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at the Coastal Alabama Community College, 30755 Highway 43 South, Thomasville, AL 36784

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Jackson Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Tonya B Faith, 251-246-2453, Ext. 85582 or Bridget Wilson, 251-510-8113

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

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The Jackson Career Center will be hosting the GD Copper USA Job Fair.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 11, 2024

The Jackson Career Center will be hosting the GD Copper USA Job Fair.

Jackson – The Jackson Career Center is hosting the GD Copper USA Job Fair. Hiring positions include Production Operator, Maintenance Worker, and Quality Lab Technician. Applicants should dress appropriately, bring their updated resume, and be prepared for an interview.

The job fair will be held on Wednesday April 17th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at the Butler Civic Center, 114 North Academy Avenue, Butler, AL 36904

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Jackson Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Tonya B Faith, 251-246-2453, Ext. 85582

 

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

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The Mobile Career Center will be hosting the 2024 Gulf Coast Veterans’ Job Fair.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 10, 2024

The Mobile Career Center will be hosting the 2024 Gulf Coast Veterans’ Job Fair.

Mobile – The Mobile Career Center is hosting a 2024 Gulf Coast Veterans’ Job Fair. Employers include Pilot Catastrophe, Buffalo Rock, Seger Aerospace, Quincy Compressor, AIRBUS, the Alabama Department of Corrections and many more. Applicants should dress appropriately, bring their resume, and be prepared to interview.

The job fair will be held on Tuesday April 16th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at Fort Whiting Armory, 1630 South Broad St, Mobile, Alabama 36605

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Mobile Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Brendlyn Newman, at brendlyn.newman@alcc.alabama.gov or by phone at (251) 461-4479

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

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The Enterprise Career Center will be hosting a Multi-Employer Job Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 2, 2024

The Enterprise Career Center will be hosting a Multi-Employer Job Fair

Enterprise – The Enterprise Career Center is hosting a Multi-Employer Job Fair. Some Employers to attend include City of Enterprise, Wayne Farms, Lister Army Health Clinic, Amentum, Kelly Foods, Rex Lumber, Higgins Electric, SpectraCare, Enterprise Health and Rehab, Pathway, All-in Credit Union, ALEA, ALDOT, Alabama Department of Health, Alabama Department of Corrections, Florida Department of Corrections, Nalara, Huddle House, Enterprise Cleaning Solutions, Houston County Sheriff’s Office.

The job fair will be held on Tuesday April 9th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at the Enterprise Career Center at 2021 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise, Alabama 36330

 

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Enterprise Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Holly Sterling at holly.sterling@alcc.alabama.gov or 334-347-0044

 

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.  

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Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers are the Top Jobs in February

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2024

 

 

Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers are the Top Jobs in February

 

MONTGOMERY – Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that in February 2024, there were 83,615 job ads posted in Alabama.

 

The five occupations with the most online job ads are for Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers, Fast Food and Counter Workers, Sales Reps, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Exc. Technical & Scientific Products, with 14,367 ads placed for those occupations in February.

 

The HWOL data is compiled from all online job postings in the state, including those posted on the state’s free online jobs database, AlabamaWorks.alabama.gov, and other sources, such as traditional job boards, corporate boards, and social media sites.

 

In February 2024, there were 32,682 total job ads with salaries, including 10,008 jobs ads with salaries of $60,000 and above; 3,735 jobs ads with salaries in the $48-60,000 range; 10,861 jobs ads with salaries in the $32-48,000 range, and 8,078 jobs ads with salaries less than $32,000.

 

The top two employers posting the most online ads in February were Walmart with 1,020 ads and Huntsville Hospital with 1,017 ads. The rest of the top 10 were: UAB Medicine (983), Baptist Health (836),The University of Alabama at Birmingham (759), USA Health (479), Grandview Medical Center (446), Cracker Barrel (421), Auburn University (394), and Dollar General (366).

 

This month’s HWOL Occupation Focus is Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters. Those employed in this occupation assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. They may also install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems, includes sprinkler fitters. Typically, employees in these occupations usually need one to two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters also require a Certified Journeyman Plumber license through the Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board. The advertised median salary for Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters in Alabama is $57,216. This occupation has 785 Annual Total Openings in Alabama.

The Huntsville Career Center will be hosting a Job Fair for Polaris

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25th, 2024

The Huntsville Career Center will be hosting a Job Fair for Polaris

Huntsville – The Huntsville Career Center will be hosting a Job Fair for Polaris on March 27th, at the Huntsville Career Center. Positions include: * Injection Mold Operators * Moto Operators * Production Welders* Material Handlers * Production Operators * Quality Auditor * Torque Specialists. Those interested can also apply at www.polaris.com/careers

The job fair will be held on Wednesday March 27th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM each day, at the Huntsville Career Center, 2535 Sparkman Drive NW, Huntsville, AL 35810

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Huntsville Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Lane Reno, BSR (256) 851-0537, Ext 855613

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

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Alabama’s February Labor Force Participation Rate Remains Unchanged at 57.4%

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For Immediate Release: March 22, 2024

 

Alabama’s February Labor Force Participation Rate Remains Unchanged at 57.4%

Nearly 40,000 Jobs Added Over the Year

 

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s labor force participation rate for February remained unchanged at 57.4%. The percentage of prime-age workers increased by one-tenth of a percentage point to 78.7% over the month. Over the year, this number increased by one and three-tenths of a percentage point from 77.4%. Prime-age workers are those aged 25-54 years.

“The growth in the prime-age labor force participation rate is truly encouraging,” said Washington. “We continue to see both monthly and yearly growth in this population segment, which tells us that the folks who can and should be working are doing their part and steadily joining the labor force.”

Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 3.0%, up from January’s rate of 2.9%. and up from February 2023’s rate of 2.3%.  The rate represents 69,086 unemployed persons, compared to 66,558 in January and 53,034 in February 2023.

The number of people counted as employed increased by 23,963 over the year to 2,258,997. The civilian labor force also increased to 2,328,083, with 40,015 more people joining over the year.

Over the year, wage and salary employment increased by 39,500 to 2,183,600, with gains in the private education and health services sector (+10,900), the government sector (+9,300), and the manufacturing sector (+6,600), among others.

Over the month, wage and salary employment increased by 21,800, with gains in the private education and health services sector (+5,400), the professional and business services sector (+3,400), and the government sector (+3,300).

“Job growth is also rising in Alabama,” continued Washington. “Our economy is supporting nearly 40,000 more jobs than we were last year.”

Counties with the lowest unemployment rates are:  Shelby County at 2.6%, Morgan County at 2.7%, and Madison and Limestones Counties at 2.8%.  Counties with the highest unemployment rates are: Wilcox County at 10.6%, Dallas County at 6.8%, and Perry County at 6.6%.

Major cities with the lowest unemployment rates are: Homewood and Vestavia Hills at 2.4%, Alabaster, Hoover, Madison, and Trussville at 2.5 %, and Northport at 2.7%.  Major cities with the highest unemployment rates are: Selma at 7.8%, Prichard at 6.5%, and Anniston, Gadsden, and Mobile at 4.8%.

 

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Seasonal adjustment” refers to BLS’s practice of anticipating certain trends in the labor force, such as hiring during the holidays or the surge in the labor force when students graduate in the spring, and removing their effects to the civilian labor force. 
The Current Population (CPS), or the household survey, is conducted by the Census Bureau and identifies members of the work force and measures how many people are working or looking for work.
The establishment survey, which is conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, surveys employers to measure how many jobs are in the economy.  This is also referred to as wage and salary employment.

The Jasper Career Center will be hosting a Multi-Employer Transportation Job Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22th, 2024

The Jasper Career Center will be hosting a Multi-Employer Transportation Job Fair

Jasper – The Jasper Career Center is hosting a Multi-Employer Transportation Job Fair in the Walker/Jefferson County Area. Some Employers to attend include Dyno Nobel, Piggly Wiggly, Southland Transportation, P I & I Motor Express, Schneider, Coca Cola, and Buffalo Rock. Also, on site will be: ESD Commercial Truck Driving School and Bevill Truck Driver Training for persons looking for a career in the Transportation Industry and seeking WIOA tuition assistance. There are many positions available across the state. (Some positions are listed on the flyer which include fleet maintenance positions, Sales etc.)

The job fair will be held on Tuesday March 26th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at the Jasper Career Center, 2604 Viking Drive, Jasper, AL 35501

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Jasper Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Jan Hawkins- BSR Jasper Career Center 205-221-2576

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

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Alabama’s Labor Force Participation Rate Unchanged at 57.0%

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For Immediate Release: August 18, 2023

Alabama’s Labor Force Participation Rate Unchanged at 57.0%

Unemployment Rate Drops to New Record Low at 2.1%

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR) remained unchanged in July 2023 at 57.0%. This rate is also unchanged from July 2022.

The “prime-age” participation rate, which measures the labor force participation for individuals aged 25-54 is 77.8% in Alabama.

Washington also announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate dropped to a new record low of 2.1%. July’s rate is below June 2023’s rate of 2.2%, and well below July 2022’s rate of 2.6%. The rate represents 48,834 unemployed persons, a new record low, compared to 50,377 in June and 59,409 in July 2022.

The number of people counted as employed increased by 28,382 over the year to a new record high of 2,258,166. The civilian labor force also reached a new record high of 2,307,000, with 17,807 more people joining the labor force over the year.

“Alabama continues to set economic records,” said Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington. “Not only did we maintain our streak of setting new employment records, we also saw yet another decrease in our unemployment rate, bringing us to a new record low of 2.1%.”

Over the year, wage and salary employment increased by 38,600 to 2,151,200 with gains in the leisure and hospitality sector (+9,800), the private education and health services sector (+7,800), and the government sector (+6,700), among others.

“Another bright spot to note this month is the recovery of the leisure and hospitality sector, which was hit especially hard by the pandemic,” continued Washington. “In July, this sector came within 300 workers of reaching its previous (and pre-pandemic) record high of 213,700 workers. That’s certainly an amazing turnaround in that industry!”

The leisure and hospitality industry recorded 213,400 workers in July 2023. Its all-time record high was 213,700 in June 2019.

All 67 counties experienced a stable or decrease in their unemployment rate both over the month and over the year.

Counties with the lowest unemployment rates are: Shelby County at 1.7%, Morgan County at 1.8%, and Madison, Limestone, and Cullman Counties at 1.9%. Counties with the highest unemployment rates are: Wilcox County at 6.7%, Dallas County at 5.5%, and Perry County at 5.4%.

Major cities with the lowest unemployment rates are: Trussville and Vestavia Hills at 1.5%, Homewood and Madison at 1.6%, and Alabaster and Hoover at 1.7%. Major cities with the highest unemployment rates are: Selma at 6.4%, Prichard at 4.6%, and Bessemer at 3.5%.

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Alabama’s Labor Force Participation Rate Unchanged at 57.0%

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News Release

For Immediate Release: September 15, 2023

Alabama’s Labor Force Participation Rate Unchanged at 57.0%

Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at Record Low 2.1%

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR) remained unchanged in August 2023 at 57.0%. This is up from last August’s rate of 56.9%.

The “prime-age” participation rate, which measures the labor force participation rate for individuals aged 25-54 remains 77.8% in Alabama.

Washington also announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted August unemployment rate held steady at its record low 2.1%. August’s rate is well below August 2022’s rate of 2.6%. The August 2023 rate represents 48,605 unemployed persons, a new record low, compared to 48,789 in July and 60,200 in August 2022.

The number of people counted as employed increased by 32,631 over the year to a new record high of 2,259,025. The civilian labor force also reached a new record high of 2,307,630, with 21,036 more people joining the labor force over the year.

“Yet again, we are announcing record breaking economic statistics this month,” said Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington. “While our labor force participation rate remained unchanged, we are continuing to work with marginalized groups to get them into our labor force.”

Over the year, wage and salary employment increased by 38,100 to 2,149,800 with gains in the leisure and hospitality sector (+4,900), the private education and health services sector (+7,100), the government sector (+5,900), the trade, transportation, and utilities sector (+8,100), and the professional and business services sector (+6,000), among others.

Over the month, wage and salary employment increased by 1,900, totaling 2,149,800 with gains in the government sector (+2,800), the professional and business services sector (+2,400), and the private education and health services sector (+2,100), among others.

Counties with the lowest unemployment rates are: Shelby County at 1.8%, Morgan, Marshall, Madison, and Cullman Counties at 2.0%, and St. Clair, Limestone, Elmore, and Blount Counties at 2.1%. Counties with the highest unemployment rates are: Wilcox County at 7.3%, Dallas County at 5.5%, and Perry County at 5.0%.

Major cities with the lowest unemployment rates are: Vestavia Hills at 1.6%, Alabaster, Homewood, Madison, and Trussville at 1.7%, and Hoover at 1.8%. Major cities with the highest unemployment rates are: Selma at 6.5%, Prichard at 4.9%, and Bessemer at 4.0%.

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“Seasonal adjustment” refers to BLS’s practice of anticipating certain trends in the labor force, such as hiring during the holidays or the surge in the labor force when students graduate in the spring, and removing their effects to the civilian labor force.

The Current Population (CPS), or the household survey, is conducted by the Census Bureau and identifies members of the work force and measures how many people are working or looking for work.

The establishment survey, which is conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, surveys employers to measure how many jobs are in the economy. This is also referred to as wage and salary employment.

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The Huntsville Career Center to Host Job Fair for FIRSTstudent in the Madison County/Huntsville Area

HUNTSVILLE – The Huntsville Career Center is hosting a job fair for FIRSTstudent. Positions are for School Bus Drivers and School Bus Monitors. Benefits include:

  • Weekends and school holidays off
  • Child ride-along program; ideal for working parents
  • Free time available ideal for part time workers
  • FREE on the job training to obtain the Class B CDL permit.

Starting wage for School Bus Drivers is $21+/hour. Starting wage for School Bus Monitors is $11+/hour.

Applicants may apply ahead of time at https://workatfirst.com or scan the attached flyer QR code.

The job fair will be held Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at the Huntsville Career Center on 2535 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35810. The job fair lasts from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Huntsville Career Center at (256) 851-0537, or specifically reach out to:

Lane Reno, BSR, Huntsville Career Center

(256) 851-0537, Ext 855613

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 2023.
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

WHERE: Huntsville Career Center
2535 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35810.

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The Birmingham Career Center to Host Training Opportunity Resource Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 7, 2023

The Birmingham Career Center to Host Training Opportunity Resource Fair in the Jefferson County/Birmingham Area

BIRMINGHAM – The Birmingham Career Center is hosting the Train to Reframe Your Life Resource Fair, a multiple employer fair with various training providers present to speak to job seekers about free training opportunities. Training opportunities include:

Construction
CNA
Receptionist
Truck Driving
Welding

…and more!

The resource fair will be held at the Birmingham Career Center located at 3216 4th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35222 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Those who wish to learn more about the event can contact: Cheryl Williams, ES Manager, Birmingham Career Center

(205) 582-5223

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 12, 2023

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Birmingham Career Center

3216 4th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35222

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Decatur Career Center To Host Job Fair For Polaris In The Morgan County/Decatur Area

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 31, 2023

DECATUR CAREER CENTER TO HOST JOB FAIR FOR POLARIS IN THE MORGAN COUNTY/DECATUR AREA

DECATUR – The Decatur Career Center is hosting a job fair for Polaris for the Assemblers position in Madison, AL. Benefits include:

• 15% of annual wages in profit sharing target
• An environment that encourages self-development for future opportunities
• Over 20 locations globally if looking to relocate
• Health benefits available day one with dental & vision
• Paid time off (PTO)
• 401(k) with company match up to 5%
• Vehicle giveaway for perfect attendance
• Fleet of vehicles available for short-term checkout & experience
• Employee product discounts & 30+ partnership discounts
• Tuition reimbursement
• Employee stock purchase program
• Eligibility for awards & gift cards with exceptional performance

Jobseekers can pre-apply for available jobs at polarishuntsville.jobs and interviews will be conducted onsite at the Decatur Career Center. Polaris is staffed by Doherty Staffing.

The job fair will be held Thursday, September 7, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Decatur Career Center. To learn more, contact:

BSR James T. Bender – Decatur Career Center
(256) 355-0142 ext. 853013

The Decatur Career Center is located at 1819 Bassett Avenue S.E. Decatur, AL 35601. The event is free and open to the public. The Alabama Career Center System is part of the Employment Services Division of the Alabama Department of Labor.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Thursday, September 7, 2023
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Decatur Career Center
1819 Bassett Avenue S.E. Decatur, AL 35601

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The Pell City Career Center to Partner for a Multiple Employer Job Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 29, 2023

The Pell City Career Center to Partner for a Multiple Employer Job Fair in the St. Clair County/Pell City Area

PELL CITY – The Pell City Career Center is partnering with the Pell City Chamber of Commerce for a multiple employer job fair. Over 45 businesses will be present. Positions include:

• Production
• Banking
• Food Service
• Management
• Retail
• Law Enforcement
• Manufacturing

…and more!

The job fair will be held Friday, September 22, 2023 at the Pell City CEPA from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome!

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Pell City Career Center at (205) 338-5440, or specifically reach out to:

Pell City Career Center ES Supervisor LaShanna Mckinney
(205) 338-5440, Ext 85164

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview, bring updated resumes, and should be dressed professionally. The Pell City Career Center is providing resume assistance prior to the job fair.

WHEN: Friday, September 22, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Pell City CEPA
25 Williamson Drive, Pell City, AL

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The Mobile Career Center to Host Diversified Food and Seasonings LLC Job Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 28, 2023

The Mobile Career Center to Host Diversified Food and Seasonings LLC Job Fair in the Mobile County/Mobile Area

MOBILE – The Mobile Career Center is hosting a job fair for Diversified Foods and Seasonings LLC at the Mobile Career Center. Positions include:

Quality Assurance Technician
Quality Assurance Manager
Production Worker
Production Scheduler

…and more!

The job fair will be held September 20, 2023, at 515 Springhill Plaza Court, Mobile, Alabama 36608 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Onsite interviews will be held for prepared jobseekers.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Mobile Career Center at (251) 461-4146 or specifically reach out to:

Mobile Career Center Employee Service Representative Quanita Prince

(251) 461-4467.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: September 20, 2023.

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

WHERE: Mobile Career Center

515 Springhill Plaza Court, Mobile, Alabama 36608

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The Jackson Career Center to Host Job Fair for Austal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2023
The Jackson Career Center to Host Job Fair for Austal in the Clarke County/Jackson Area

JACKSON – The Jackson Career Center is hosting a job fair for Austal.

Positions include:

Mechanical Designer
Electrical Engineer
Senior Recruiter
Naval Architect
Program Coordinator

… and more!

The job fair will be held on September 6, 2023, at the Jackson Affiliate Career Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Onsite interviews will be held for those qualified applicants with updated resumes.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Jackson Career Center at (251) 246-2453 or specifically reach out to:

​​Tonya Faith, Manager, Jackson Career Center​ (251) 246-2453, Ext 85582

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 6, 2023.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: Jackson Affiliate Career Center

205 Walker Springs Road Jackson, AL 36545

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Online Job Ads In July Up 5.2% From Last Year

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2023

ONLINE JOB ADS IN JULY UP 5.2% FROM LAST YEAR
Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers are the Top Jobs in July.

MONTGOMERY – Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that in July 2023, there were 118,666 job ads posted in Alabama.

The five occupations with the most online job ads are for Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers, Sales Reps, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Ex. Technical & Scientific Products, and Fast Food and Counter Workers, with 18,500 ads placed for those occupations in July.

The HWOL data is compiled from all online job postings in the state, including those posted on the state’s free online jobs database, AlabamaWorks.alabama.gov, and other sources, such as traditional job boards, corporate boards, and social media sites.

In July 2023, there were 48,540 total job ads with salaries, including 14,642 jobs ads with salaries of $70,000 and above; 8,372 jobs ads with salaries in the $50-69,000 range; 11,907 jobs ads with salaries in the $35-50,000 range, and 13,619 jobs ads with salaries less than $35,000.

The top two employers posting the most online ads in July were Walmart with 1,186 and UAB Medicine with 1,161. The rest of the top 10 were: Huntsville Hospital (1,089), The University of Alabama Birmingham (891), Auburn University (773), Baptist Health (575), Lowe’s (571), Encompass Health (564), Regions (507), and Walgreens (473).

This month’s HWOL Occupation Focus is Respiratory Therapists.

Those employed in this occupation assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. They may also initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble, check, and operate equipment. Typically, employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or an Associate’s Degree. A license is required through the Alabama State Board of Respiratory Therapists. The advertised median salary for Respiratory Therapists in Alabama is $54,784. This occupation has 175 Annual Total Openings in Alabama.

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The Huntsville Career Center to Host Job Fair for Polaris

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2023

The Huntsville Career Center to Host Job Fair for Polaris in the Madison County/Huntsville Area

HUNTSVILLE – The Huntsville Career Center is hosting a job fair for Polaris. Positions are for all shifts and include:

Production Operator
General Assembly
Injection Mold Operators
Moto Operators
Production Welders
Material Handlers
Quality Auditors
Torque Specialists

Starting wage is $18.28/hour.

Applicants may apply ahead of time at www.PolarisHuntsville.jobs or scan the attached flyer QR code.

The Polaris company offers competitive benefits for jobseekers including 401k with brokerage option, employee discounts, health and dental plans, and a prescription benefits plan. Polaris also has educational leave and reimbursement programs.

The job fair will be held Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at the Huntsville Career Center on 2535 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35810. The job fair lasts from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Huntsville Career Center at (256) 851-0537, or specifically reach out to:

Lane Reno, BSR, Huntsville Career Center

(256) 851-0537, Ext 855613

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 30, 2023.

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: Huntsville Career Center

2535 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35810.

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Alabama Department of Labor
649 Monroe Street, Montgomery, AL, 36113
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For all inquiries, please contact us at: Tara.Hutchison@labor.alabama.gov

The Jackson Career Center to Host Job Fair for GD Copper

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2023

The Jackson Career Center to Host Job Fair for GD Copper in the Clarke County/Jackson Area

JACKSON – The Jackson Career Center is hosting a job fair for GD Copper. Positions include:

• Production Operators
• Maintenance Workers – Mechanical and Electrical
• Quality Lab Technicians

The job fair will be held on September 6, 2023, at the Thomasville Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Onsite interviews will be held for those qualified applicants with updated resumes.
Employers who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Jackson Career Center at (251) 246-2453 or specifically reach out to:

Tonya Faith, Manager, Jackson Career Center (251) 246-2453, Ext 85582

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 6, 2023.
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: Thomasville Civic Center
559 West Front Street, Thomasville, AL

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The Huntsville Career Center to Host Job Fair for FIRSTstudent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2023

The Huntsville Career Center to Host Job Fair for FIRSTstudent in the Madison County/Huntsville Area

HUNTSVILLE – The Huntsville Career Center is hosting a job fair for FIRSTstudent. Positions are for School Bus Drivers and School Bus Monitors. Benefits include:

• Weekends and school holidays off
• Child ride-along program; ideal for working parents
• Free time available ideal for part time workers
• FREE on the job training to obtain the Class B CDL permit.

Starting wage for School Bus Drivers is $21+/hour. Starting wage for School Bus Monitors is $11+/hour.

Applicants may apply ahead of time at https://workatfirst.com or scan the attached flyer QR code.

The job fair will be held Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at the Huntsville Career Center on 2535 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35810. The job fair lasts from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Huntsville Career Center at (256) 851-0537, or specifically reach out to:

Lane Reno, BSR, Huntsville Career Center
(256) 851-0537, Ext 855613

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 2023.
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

WHERE: Huntsville Career Center
2535 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35810.

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The Birmingham Career Center to Host Multiple Employer Job Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 10, 2023

The Birmingham Career Center to Host Multiple Employer Job Fair in the Jefferson County/Birmingham Area

BIRMINGHAM – The Birmingham Career Center is hosting the Sizzling Summer Sensational Job Fair, a multiple employer job fair, on August 15, 2023. Employers include:

• ABC Coke
• Milo’s Tea Company
• City of Birmingham
• Glenwood Mental Health
• Sheraton & The Westin Birmingham

…and more!

The job fair will be held at the Birmingham Career Center located at 3216 4th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35222 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Those who wish to learn more about the event can contact:

Cheryl Williams, ES Manager, Birmingham Career Center
(205) 582-5223

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 15, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Birmingham Career Center
3216 4th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35222

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The Oneonta Career Center to Host Community Job Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 9, 2023

The Oneonta Career Center to Host Community Job Fair in the Blount County/Oneonta Area

Oneonta – The Oneonta Career Center is hosting a community job fair on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the historic Oneonta L & N Railroad Depot.

Employers include:

• Tyson
• Buffalo Rock
• American Apparel
• Diversicare of Oneonta
• Blount 911

…and more!

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact The Oneonta Career Center at 205.687.9140, or specifically reach out to:

Pat Fletcher, Employment Service Supervisor, Oneonta Career Center at 205-687-9140 pat.fletcher@alcc.alabama.gov

Applicants should come to the job fair with multiple copies of their résumés to hand out to interested employers. They should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 13, 2023
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: L & N Railroad Depot
28117 Hwy 75, Oneonta Alabama 35121

The Gadsden Career Center to Partner for Multiple Employer Job Fair

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 7, 2023

The Gadsden Career Center to Partner for Multiple Employer Job Fair in Etowah County/Gadsden Area

GADSDEN – The Gadsden Career Center is partnering with Gadsden Mayor Craig Ford, Gadsden City Council, the Gadsden-Etowah County Chamber of Commerce, and East Alabama Works for a multiple employer job fair with over 72 employers. Hundreds of jobs are represented.

The job fair will be held Thursday, August 10, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Venue at Coosa Landing.

The event is free to all jobseekers.

Employers and jobseekers who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Gadsden Career Center at (256) 546-4667, or specifically reach out to:

Katrina Herring, Gadsden Area Career Center Senior Manager
(256) 546-4667 ext. 85505

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Thursday, August 10, 2023
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: The Venue at Coosa Landing
201 George Wallace Dr, Gadsden, AL 35903

Alabama Earns National Award for Exceptional Veteran Service

For Immediate Release: August 3, 2023

Alabama Earns National Award for Exceptional Veteran Service

WASHINGTON – The Alabama Department of Labor was presented with the prestigious Mark Sanders Award at the National Association of State Workforce Agencies’ (NASWA) 10th Annual Veterans Conference in Washington, D.C.

NASWA’s Mark Sanders Award is bestowed each year upon one individual or group in the U.S. that provides exceptional workforce and/or job market assistance to veterans, especially those with significant barriers to obtaining and retaining employment.

In 2022, the Opelika Career Center, nominated by the Alabama Department of Labor, established the Citywide Careers Skills Program (CSP) in conjunction with the Opelika Mayor, Gary Fuller, and the Opelika Workforce Council. To date, 25 businesses have enrolled in the program and are instrumental in offering internships and career opportunities for transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses. The Citywide CSP also provides employers with a conduit of quality applicants for internship and apprenticeship positions in the community.

“The Opelika Career Center has worked tirelessly to help assist veterans and military spouses transition back to civilian life,” said Scott B. Sanders, NASWA President and CEO. “I applaud the Opelika Career Center staff on the exemplary service they provide to the men and women protecting our country and congratulate them on earning the 2023 Mark Sanders Award!”

“Veterans are such an integral part of our workforce,” said Alabama Secretary of Labor Fitzgerald Washington. “The skills that our veterans bring to any job are valuable, and we are working hard to ensure that while veterans transition from military service to the private sector, they are as prepared as they can be, and that they have easy access to any programs that can ease that transition. I’m proud of the staff at the Opelika Career Center for this program and the partnerships it represents.”

“Alabama is home to a large veteran population whose training and experience are tremendous assets to a wide range of businesses,” said Governor Kay Ivey. “I applaud the Opelika Career Center staff for their stellar work in easing the transition of Alabama veterans into fulfilling careers, and I heartily congratulate them for garnering national recognition for their efforts. It is a credit to Alabama’s commitment to serve our honored veterans after their service to America.”

The Opelika Career Center focuses on developing relationships with military bases, support networks, workforce boards, and businesses to enhance job opportunities for veterans. In addition to the Citywide CSP, the Opelika Career Center has organized and hosted veteran hiring events for 31 businesses, partnered with the county on a Second Chance Job Fair, and hosted resume and mock interview workshops. Through its numerous program and service partnerships, the Opelika Career Center has gone above and beyond to serve its Veterans.

Awarded annually at the NASWA Veterans Conference, the Mark Sanders Award recognizes the efforts of an entire one-stop career center whose efforts to serve Veterans go above and beyond the scope of mandatory service provision, and with a special emphasis on veterans with significant barriers to employment.

The prestigious award is named in honor of Mark Sanders who, during his career with the California Employment Development Department and in leadership positions with NASWA, was untiring in his efforts to promote excellence in services to disabled veterans.

For more information on the 2023 Veterans Conference, visit

https://www.naswa.org/conferences/2023-veterans-conference

To see more about the Opelika Career Center, visit https://player.vimeo.com/video/845936014

Caption for attached photo: Pictured L-R: Mark Sanders Committee Chair Sam Mitchell (WA), Hank Lahti, Donal Cieutat, Fitzgerald Washington, Robert Wilson, NASWA President & CEO Scott B. Sanders

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About the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (www.naswa.org): NASWA is the national organization representing all 50 state workforce agencies, D.C. and U.S. territories. These agencies deliver training, employment, career, business, and wage and hour services, in addition to administering the unemployment insurance, veteran reemployment, and labor market information programs. NASWA provides policy expertise, shares promising state practices, and promotes state innovation and leadership in workforce development.

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Decatur Career Center to host job fair for Amazon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 2, 2023

DECATUR CAREER CENTER TO HOST JOB FAIR FOR AMAZON IN THE MORGAN COUNTY/DECATUR AREA

DECATUR – The Decatur Career Center is hosting a job fair for Amazon for Warehouse Associates in the fulfillment centers and delivery stations in Madison, AL. Benefits include:

• Competitive wage
• 401 (k)
• Medical, dental, and vision healthcare
• Vacation, sick, and personal days
• 24/7 Employee Assistance Program

Jobseekers can pre-apply for available jobs at www.amazon.com/applynow and interviews will be conducted onsite at the Decatur Career Center.

The job fair will be held Wednesday, August 30, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Decatur Career Center. To learn more, contact:

Victor Cordier, ES Supervisor – Decatur Career Center
(256) 544-0142 ext. 853011

The Decatur Career Center is located at 1819 Bassett Avenue S.E. Decatur, AL 35601. The event is free and open to the public. The Alabama Career Center System is part of the Employment Services Division of the Alabama Department of Labor.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 30, 2023
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

WHERE: Decatur Career Center
1819 Bassett Avenue S.E. Decatur, AL 35601

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The Mobile Career Center to Host Multiple Employer Job Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2023

The Mobile Career Center to Host Multiple Employer Job Fair in the Mobile County/Mobile Area

MOBILE – The Mobile Career Center is hosting a multiple employer job fair at the Mobile Career Center. Employers include:

• Auto Zone
• Bollinger Shipyard
• Goodwill Easter Seals
• Hire Dynamics

The job fair will be held August 8, 2023, at 515 Springhill Plaza Court, Mobile, Alabama 36608 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Onsite interviews will be held for prepared jobseekers.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Mobile Career Center at (251) 461-4146 or specifically reach out to:

Eric Marshall, Veterans Service Specialist, Mobile Career Center (251) 461-4447.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: August 8, 2023.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE: Mobile Career Center
515 Springhill Plaza Court, Mobile, Alabama 36608

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Monroeville Career Center to Host Job Fair for the Alabama Department of Agrilculture & Industries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 28, 2023

MONROEVILLE CAREER CENTER TO HOST JOB FAIR FOR THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & INDUSTRIES IN THE MONROE COUNTY/MONROEVILLE AREA

MONROEVILLE – The Monroeville Career Center is hosting a job fair The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries. The work consists of sampling, grading, and assisting in the grading of peanuts during harvest season as they arrive at buying points through south Alabama. Must be available to work up to 12 hours a day, seven days a week. Jobs include:

• Produce Inspector – $14.53 per hour
• Laborer – $11.36 per hour
• Sampler – $11.36 per hour

Applications will be completed online at www.agi.alabama.gov/afsis and interviews will be conducted onsite at the Monroeville Career Center for Produce Inspectors and Laborer / Sampler positions for the peanut harvest season.

The job fair will be held Wednesday, August 30, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Monroeville Career Center. To learn more, contact:

Tammy Smith, ES Supervisor – Monroeville Career Center
(251) 575-3894

The Monroeville Career Center is located at 2119 AL-21 Bypass, Monroeville, AL 36460. The event is free and open to the public. The Alabama Career Center System is part of the Employment Services Division of the Alabama Department of Labor.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 30, 2023
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: Monroeville Career Center
2119 AL-21 Bypass, Monroeville, AL 36460

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The Fayette Career Center to Host Multiple Employer Job Fair

The Fayette Career Center to Host Multiple Employer Job Fair in the Fayette
County/Fayette Area

FAYETTE – The Fayette Career Center is hosting a job fair for multiple employers. More than a dozen local employers will be featured to discuss available jobs, take applications and many will be interviewing at the event. Positions include:

  • Production Operators
  • Welding
  • Construction
  • Production Assembly
  • CNC Operation
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Material Handler
  • Customer Care Representative
  • Nursing – RN, CNA, PCA, and Radiology
  • Sheet Metal Operator
  • Shipping & Receiving
  • Millwright
  • Electrician

…and more!

The job fair will be held on August 2, 2023, at the Bevill State Community College Earl McDonald Auditorium from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Onsite interviews will be held for those qualified applicants with updated resumes. The event is free and open to the public.

Employers or jobseekers who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Fayette Career Center at (205) 303-6030 or specifically reach out to:
Sharron Owens, Manager, Fayette Career Center (205) 303-6030, Ext 75551

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 2, 2023. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Bevill State Community College, Earl McDonald Auditorium
2631 Temple Ave. North, Fayette, AL 35555

The Jackson Career Center is hosting a job fair for GD Copper

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 24, 2023

The Jackson Career Center to Host Job Fair for GD Copper in the Clarke County/Jackson Area

JACKSON – The Jackson Career Center is hosting a job fair for GD Copper. Positions include:

Production Operators

Maintenance Workers – Mechanical and Electrical

Quality Lab Technicians

The job fair will be held on July 27, 2023, at the Jackson Career Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Onsite interviews will be held for those qualified applicants with updated resumes.

Employers who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Jackson Career Center at (251) 246-2453 or specifically reach out to:

​​Tonya Faith, Manager, Jackson Career Center​ (251) 246-2453, Ext 85582

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Thursday, July 27, 2023.

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: Jackson Career Center

205 Walker Springs Road, Jackson, AL

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The Jasper Career Center Partners with Bevill State Community College, the Walker County Chamber of Commerce, and Central Six for a Multiple Employer Job Fair in the Walker County/Birmingham Area.

JASPER – The Jasper Career Center is partnering with Bevill State Community College, the Walker County Chamber of Commerce, and Central Six for a multiple employer job fair on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jasper Civic Center, 204 19th St. E  Jasper, AL 35501.

70 employers are currently scheduled to attend: Coca-Cola, Drummond, Warrior Met Coal, Heiche, Yorozu, Jasper Lumber Company, King Kutter, Topre, UAB,

Piggly Wiggly Warehouse, Dunn Construction and more!

Employers who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact The Jasper Career Center at 205.221.2576, or specifically reach out to:

Jan Hawkins, Business Service Representative, Jasper Career Center 205-221-2576 ext. 85614 Janice.Hawkins@alcc.alabama.gov, or

Amanda Tice, Bevill State Community College 800-648-3271 ext. 5323

“This is an exciting and fun chance for any jobseekers looking for employment,” said Jasper Career Center Manager Deidra Tidwell. “Our primary goal at the Jasper Career Center is to put jobseekers and employers together in a best-match scenario, so we’re excited to partner with Bevill State Community College and help each student, or any interested party, find success.”

Applicants should come to the job fair with multiple copies of their résumés to hand out to interested employers. They should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally. There is no charge for employers to participate.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Jasper Civic Center
204 19th St. E  Jasper, AL 35501

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Alabama’s Labor Force Participation Rate Increases to 57.2%

News Release

For Immediate Release: January 19, 2024

 

Alabama’s Labor Force Participation Rate Increases to 57.2%

Multiple Metrics at New Record High

 

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s labor force participation rate for December increased to 57.2%. The percentage of prime-age workers increased by four-tenths of a percentage point to 78.5% over the year. Prime-age workers are those aged 25-54 years.

“As we continue to see growth in our labor force participation rate, with our prime-age worker participation rate increasing by nearly a half of a percentage point over the year, we will continue our efforts to reach more of underutilized workforce populations,” said Washington. “We know that the labor force participation rate for the state is tied to its demographic population, so we must work together to encourage those who traditionally may not be heavily recruited by employers to work with us to get them in the workforce.”

Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate is 2.6%, up slightly from November’s rate of 2.4%.  December’s rate is equal to December 2022’s rate of 2.6%.  The rate represents 59,454 unemployed persons, compared to 55,462 in November and 59,986 in December 2022.

The number of people counted as employed increased by 40,194 over the year to a record high of 2,264,098. The civilian labor force also increased to a new record high of 2,323,552, with 39,662 more people joining over the year.

Over the year, wage and salary employment increased by 38,100, reaching a new record high of 2,184,500, with gains in the private education and health services sector (+10,700), the government sector (+6,900), and the trade, transportation, and utilities sector (+4,600), among others.

Wage and salary employment increased in December by 300.  Monthly gains were seen in the trade, transportation, and utilities sector (+3,600), the manufacturing sector (+2,800), and the financial activities sector (+1,300), among others.

“It’s always exciting to be able to announce that our weekly wages have reached a new record high,” continued Washington. “Two industries continue to stand out with their growth, the construction and the trade, transportation, and utilities industries.  This month they reached new record highs, and the trade, transportation, and utilities industry also saw a new record high employment level.”

The total private average weekly wage increased in December by $32.08 over the year to a new record high of $1,035.00. Average weekly wages in both the construction and trade, transportation, and utilities sectors reached new record highs, with construction wages increasing by $113.92 per week (over the year) and trade, transportation, and utilities wages increasing by $21.44 weekly (over the year).

The trade, transportation, and utilities sector and the financial activities sector saw record high employment in December.

Counties with the lowest unemployment rates are: Shelby County at 1.9%, Morgan, Marshall, and Cullman Counties at 2.1%, and Madison, Limestone, Elmore, Chilton, and Autauga Counties at 2.2%.  Counties with the highest unemployment rates are: Wilcox County at 9.3%, Greene County at 6.3%, and Dallas County at 5.8%.

Major cities with the lowest unemployment rates are: Vestavia Hills at 1.7%, Alabaster, Homewood, and Madison at 1.8%, and Hoover, Northport, and Trussville at 1.9%.  Major cities with the highest unemployment rates are: Selma at 7.2%, Prichard at 5.5%, and Bessemer at 4.3%.

MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA PLEASE NOTE: January 2024’s unemployment rate will not be released until March 11, 2024. Please see the attached 2024 Rate Publication Schedule for planning purposes.

The Mobile Career Center to Host Job Fair for the Alabama Department of Transportation   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 11, 2024

 

The Mobile Career Center to Host Job Fair for the Alabama Department of Transportation

 

MOBILE – The Mobile Career Center is hosting a job fair for the Alabama Department of Transportation. Positions include:

 

  • Transportation Maintenance Worker
  • Transportation Maintenance Technician
  • Engineering Aide
  • Clerk

The Alabama Department of Transportation offers competitive benefits for jobseekers including career growth opportunities across the state, retirement program with lifelong benefits, low cost insurance, and paid time off.

 

The job fair will be held Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at the Mobile Career Center on 515 Springhill Plaza Court, Mobile, AL 36608. The job fair lasts from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Mobile Career Center or specifically reach out to:

Brendlyn Newman, LVER, Mobile Career Center (251) 461-4479.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

 

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

 

 

WHEN: Wednesday, January 17, 2024.

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

 

WHERE: Mobile Career Center

515 Springhill Plaza Court, Mobile, AL 36608.

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ADOL Rolling Out Improved Customer Service Portal for Unemployment Claimants

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 11, 2024

 

ADOL Rolling Out Improved Customer Service Portal for Unemployment Claimants

Improved Hearings & Appeals Process Also Coming

 

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) is announcing a new and improved customer service portal for unemployment claimants.  Claimant Portal (CP) is a modification of the existing website claimants use to file and certify their unemployment compensation claims. With CP, claimants can:

 

  • Apply for an unemployment compensation benefits claim.
  • File a weekly certification application for benefits.
  • Manage their profile and account information.
  • Access claim and issue details.
  • View weekly benefit payments.

 

Upon first use, claimants will need to either create an account or sign in through their existing account using two-factor authentication via Apple, Google, or Microsoft. A new registration page will need to be filled out, but this is only on the first visit.

 

Claimant Portal will allow users to access more information, and quickly file a claim or weekly certification.  These tasks can still be completed by phone as well by calling 866-234-5382.

 

“We are excited to roll out our new Claimant Portal to allow our customers better access to their claims information,” said Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington. “This added improvement should provide a benefit to those who rely on unemployment compensation during down times. This also improves security, making sure that customers’ information is protected.”

 

Additionally, claimants or employers who file an unemployment compensation appeal will now use a different process.  Instead of registering for a telephone hearing the day of the hearing, appellants will now call to register THE DAY BEFORE their scheduled hearing. Appellants will need to call 1-800-321-9323 by 11:59 pm the day before the scheduled hearing to provide a telephone number where they may be reached during the hearing the next day. On the day of the hearing, appellants will need to be available at the phone number provided for at least 60 minutes after the scheduled hearing time to receive a telephone call from the hearing officer.  Any party who fails to provide a telephone number will not be contacted. If an appellant fails to provide a contact number or fails to answer the telephone call, this will be considered a non-appearance and the original claim decision will stand.

 

This process will allow for ADOL’s hearings officers to hear more appeals each day and issue decisions more rapidly.

 

The changes to the portal and the hearings & appeals process are expected to roll out on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. The existing URL will remain the same, www.labor.alabama.gov.

 

Detailed instructions on how to use the new Claimant Portal can be found HERE.

 

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ONLINE JOB ADS IN NOVEMBER UP 7.4% FROM LAST MONTH

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 27, 2023

 

ONLINE JOB ADS IN NOVEMBER UP 7.4% FROM LAST MONTH

Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers are the Top Jobs in November.

 

MONTGOMERY – Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that in November 2023, there were 84,859 job ads posted in Alabama.

The five occupations with the most online job ads are for Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers, Fast Food and Counter Workers, Sales Reps, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Exc. Technical & Scientific Products, with 14,618 ads placed for those occupations in November.

The HWOL data is compiled from all online job postings in the state, including those posted on the state’s free online jobs database, AlabamaWorks.alabama.gov, and other sources, such as traditional job boards, corporate boards, and social media sites.

In November 2023, there were 29,161 total job ads with salaries, including 7,244 jobs ads with salaries of $70,000 and above; 4,901 jobs ads with salaries in the $50-69,000 range; 7,469 jobs ads with salaries in the $35-50,000 range, and 9,547 jobs ads with salaries less than $35,000.

The top two employers posting the most online ads in November were UAB Medicine with 1,045 ads and Huntsville Hospital with 995. The rest of the top 10 were: Walmart (740), The University of Alabama at Birmingham (691), Pizza Hut (643), Dollar General (555), Baptist Health (511), The University of Alabama (510),USA Health (462), and Walgreen’s (441).

This month’s HWOL Occupation Focus is Computer Systems Analysts. Those employed in this occupation analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to develop and implement solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. They may also perform systems management and integration functions, improve existing computer systems, and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and schedule limitations. Typically, employees in these occupations usually need a Bachelor’s Degree. The advertised median salary for Computer Systems Analysts in Alabama is $104,832. This occupation has 390 Annual Total Openings in Alabama.

 

Alabama’s Labor Force Participation Rate Increases to 57.1%

News Release

For Immediate Release: December 22, 2023

 

Alabama’s Labor Force Participation Rate Increases to 57.1%

Multiple Metrics at New Record High

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s labor force participation rate for November increased to 57.1%. The percentage of prime-age workers increased by three-tenths of a percentage point to 78.4% over the month. Prime-age workers are those aged 25-54 years.

“Our labor force participation rate increased this month slightly, but over the year, we saw a bit more growth, with the rate increasing by nearly half of a percentage point. The prime-age worker labor force participation rate also showed modest improvement, increasing by three-tenths of a percentage point over the month. This means that three out of every four prime-age Alabamians holding down a job, and that number is steadily increasing, month over month,” said Washington. “Additionally, we saw significant growth in the number of jobs our economy is supporting, reaching a new record high and adding nearly 38,000 new jobs over the year.”

Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted November unemployment rate is 2.4%, up slightly from October’s rate of 2.3%.  November’s rate is well below November 2022’s rate of 2.6%.  The rate represents 55,475 unemployed persons, compared to 52,182 in October and 60,169 in November 2022.

The number of people counted as employed increased by 40,100 over the year to a record high of 2,263,270. The civilian labor force also increased to a new record high of 2,318,745, with 35,406 more people joining over the year.

Over the year, wage and salary employment increased by 37,500, reaching a new record high of 2,184,900, with gains in the private education and health services sector (+14,000), the government sector (+6,500), and the trade, transportation, and utilities sector (+4,700), among others.

Wage and salary employment increased in November by 17,400.  Monthly gains were seen in the trade, transportation, and utilities sector (+6,200), the private education and health services sector (+5,200), and the manufacturing sector (+3,200), among others.

“This job growth continues improving, and we know that Alabama’s employers are continuing to add jobs each and every month,” continued Washington. “We also saw modest over the year wage growth, and two large employment sectors saw their highest ever wages in November.”

The total private average weekly wage increased in November by $17.49 over the year to $1,010.82. Average weekly wages in both the construction and trade, transportation, and utilities sectors reached new record highs, with construction wages increasing by $126.01 per week (over the year) and trade, transportation, and utilities wages increasing by $27.57 weekly (over the year).

Counties with the lowest unemployment rates are:  Shelby County at 1.8%, Morgan, County at 1.9%, Marshall and Bullock Counties at 2.0%.  Counties with the highest unemployment rates are: Wilcox County at 8.0%, Dallas County at 5.4%, and Perry County at 5.0%.

Major cities with the lowest unemployment rates are: Vestavia Hills at 1.6%, Homewood, Madison, and Northport at 1.7%, and Alabaster, Hoover, and Trussville at 1.8%.  Major cities with the highest unemployment rates are: Selma at 6.7%, Prichard at 4.7%, and Bessemer at 3.9%.

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 Seasonal adjustment” refers to BLS’s practice of anticipating certain trends in the labor force, such as hiring during the holidays or the surge in the labor force when students graduate in the spring, and removing their effects to the civilian labor force. 

The Current Population (CPS), or the household survey, is conducted by the Census Bureau and identifies members of the work force and measures how many people are working or looking for work.

The establishment survey, which is conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, surveys employers to measure how many jobs are in the economy.  This is also referred to as wage and salary employment.

 

The Huntsville Career Center to Host Job Fair for Polaris in the Madison County/Huntsville Area

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2023

 

The Huntsville Career Center to Host Job Fair for Polaris in the Madison County/Huntsville Area

 

 

HUNTSVILLE – The Huntsville Career Center is hosting a job fair for Polaris. Positions are for all shifts and include:

 

  • Production Operator
  • General Assembly
  • Injection Mold Operators
  • Moto Operators
  • Production Welders
  • Material Handlers
  • Quality Auditors
  • Torque Specialists

 

Starting wage is $18.28/hour.

 

Applicants may apply ahead of time at www.PolarisHuntsville.jobs or scan the attached flyer QR code.

 

The Polaris company offers competitive benefits for jobseekers including 401k with brokerage option, employee discounts, health and dental plans, and a prescription benefits plan. Polaris also has educational leave and reimbursement programs.

 

The job fair will be held Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at the Huntsville Career Center on 2535 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35810. The job fair lasts from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Huntsville Career Center at (256) 851-0537, or specifically reach out to:

Lane Reno, BSR, Huntsville Career Center

(256) 851-0537, Ext 855613

 

 

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

 

 

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

 

 

WHEN: Wednesday, December 20, 2023.

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

 

WHERE: Huntsville Career Center
2535 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35810.

Alabama’s Labor Force Participation Rate Unchanged at 57.0%

 

News Release

For Immediate Release: November 17, 2023

Alabama’s Labor Force Participation Rate Unchanged at 57.0%
Jobs Count and Wages at New Record High

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s labor force participation rate remained steady at 57.0%. The percentage of prime-age workers increased by one-tenth of a percentage point to 78.1% over the month. Prime-age workers are those aged 25-54 years.

“We are continuing to see positive growth in our prime-age worker labor force participation rate, with more than three out of every four prime-age Alabamians holding down a job,” said Washington. “One of the main components of the labor force participation rate is the state’s total population, and Alabama has a larger portion of retired workers. We will continue to work to bring in other, more traditionally underutilized segments of the population to ensure that we are maximizing our workforce.”

Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate is 2.3%, up slightly from September’s rate of 2.2%.  October’s rate is well below October 2022’s rate of 2.6%.  The rate represents 52,196 unemployed persons, compared to 50,166 in September and 60,443 in October 2022.

The number of people counted as employed increased by 38,038 over the year to a record high of 2,260,806. The civilian labor force also increased to a new record high of 2,313,002, with 29,791 more people joining over the year. “Our labor force is growing, and more and more people are working,” continued Washington. “Additionally, Alabamians are earning more money – this month we saw our average weekly wages rise to a new record high of $1,027.76.”

The total private average weekly wage increased in October by $8.10 over the year to a new record high of $1,027.76. Average weekly wages in both the construction and financial activities sectors reached new record highs, with construction wages increasing by $71.63 per week and financial activities wages increasing by $104.68 weekly.

Over the year, wage and salary employment increased by 24,700, reaching a new record high of 2,163,400, with gains in the private education and health services sector (+8,700), the government sector (+7,400), and the trade, transportation, and utilities sector (+5,900), among others.

Wage and salary employment increased in October by 5,700.  Monthly gains were seen in the professional and business services sector (+3,300), the government sector (+3,100), and the trade, transportation, and utilities sector (+1,600), among others.

Counties with the lowest unemployment rates are:  Shelby County at 1.8%, Morgan, Limestone, Cullman, and Chilton Counties at 1.9%, and St. Clair, Marshall, Madison, Elmore, Cleburne, Cherokee, Bullock and Blount Counties at 2.0%.  Counties with the highest unemployment rates are: Wilcox County at 7.8%, Dallas County at 5.6%, and Clarke and Perry Counties at 4.6%.

Major cities with the lowest unemployment rates are: Alabaster, Homewood, and Vestavia Hills at 1.6%, Hoover, Madison, and Trussville at 1.7%, and Athens at 1.8%.  Major cities with the highest unemployment rates are: Selma at 6.6%, Prichard at 4.8%, and Bessemer at 4.0%.

 

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Seasonal adjustment” refers to BLS’s practice of anticipating certain trends in the labor force, such as hiring during the holidays or the surge in the labor force when students graduate in the spring, and removing their effects to the civilian labor force. 

The Current Population (CPS), or the household survey, is conducted by the Census Bureau and identifies members of the work force and measures how many people are working or looking for work.

The establishment survey, which is conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, surveys employers to measure how many jobs are in the economy.  This is also referred to as wage and salary employment.

 

 

 

Online job ads in October down 12.4% from last month

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 20, 2023

 

ONLINE JOB ADS IN OCTOBER DOWN 12.4% FROM LAST MONTH

Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers are the Top Jobs in October.

 

MONTGOMERY – Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that in October 2023, there were 80,400 job ads posted in Alabama.

 

The five occupations with the most online job ads are for Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers, Fast Food and Counter Workers, Sales Reps, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Exc. Technical & Scientific Products, with 14,421 ads placed for those occupations in October.

 

The HWOL data is compiled from all online job postings in the state, including those posted on the state’s free online jobs database, AlabamaWorks.alabama.gov, and other sources, such as traditional job boards, corporate boards, and social media sites.

 

In October 2023, there were 30,436 total job ads with salaries, including 8,290 jobs ads with salaries of $70,000 and above; 5,040 jobs ads with salaries in the $50-69,000 range; 7,694 jobs ads with salaries in the $35-50,000 range, and 9,412 jobs ads with salaries less than $35,000.

 

The top two employers posting the most online ads in October were Walmart with 1,730 and Huntsville Hospital with 1,037. The rest of the top 10 were: UAB Medicine (1,029), The University of Alabama at Birmingham (744), Pizza Hut (581), Baptist Health (517), Walgreens (489), Auburn University (431), The University of Alabama (425), and Dollar General (416).

 

This month’s HWOL Occupation Focus is Accountants and Auditors.

 

Those employed in this occupation examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others and install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data. They may also represent clients before taxing authorities and provide support during litigation involving financial issues. Typically, employees in these occupations usually need a Bachelor’s Degree. Accountants and Auditors also require a CPA license through the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy. The advertised median salary for Accountants and Auditors in Alabama is $72,448. This occupation has 2,025 Annual Total Openings in Alabama.

 

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The Jackson Career Center to Host Job Fair for GD Copper

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 31, 2023

The Jackson Career Center to Host Job Fair for GD Copper in the Clarke County/Jackson Area

JACKSON – The Jackson Career Center is hosting a job fair for GD Copper. Positions include:

  • Production Operators
  • Maintenance Workers – Mechanical and Electrical
  • Quality Lab Technicians

The job fair will be held on November 8, 2023, at the Butler Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Onsite interviews will be held for those qualified applicants with updated resumes.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Jackson Career Center at (251) 246-2453 or specifically reach out to:

Tonya Faith, Manager, Jackson Career Center (251) 246-2453, Ext. 85582

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

 

WHEN: Wednesday, November 8, 2023.

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

WHERE: Butler Civic Center,

114 N Academy Avenue, Butler, AL.

 

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Alabama’s Unemployment Rate Remains at Record Low 2.2%, Jobs Count at New Record High

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News Release

For Immediate Release: July 21, 2023

Alabama’s Unemployment Rate Remains at Record Low 2.2%
Jobs Count at New Record High

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate held steady at a record low 2.2%. June’s rate is well below June 2022’s rate of 2.6%. The rate represents 50,427 unemployed persons, a new record low, compared to 51,419 in May and 58,505 in June 2022.

The number of people counted as employed increased by 20,928 over the year to a new record high of 2,253,490. The civilian labor force also reached a new record high of 2,303,917, with 12,850 more people joining over the year.

“I am proud to continue to celebrate the gains we are making month after month with our economic metrics,” said Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington. “The number of jobs our economy is supporting also rose to its highest level ever. This is certainly great news. Employers are continuing to add jobs and more and more people are joining the labor force each month.”

Over the year, wage and salary employment increased by 55,700, reaching a new record high of 2,163,600, with gains in the leisure and hospitality sector (+11,400), the private education and health services sector (+10,000), and the trade, transportation, and utilities sector (+8,400), among others.

Over the month, wage and salary employment grew by 16,900. Monthly gains were seen in the leisure and hospitality sector (+8,300), the trade, transportation, and utilities sector (+2,800), and the manufacturing sector (+2,700), among others.

Counties with the lowest unemployment rates are: Shelby County at 2.0%, Morgan County at 2.1%, and Madison and Cullman Counties at 2.2%. Counties with the highest unemployment rates are: Wilcox County at 7.5%, Perry County at 6.2%, and Dallas County at 5.7%.

Major cities with the lowest unemployment rates are: Trussville and Vestavia Hills at 1.8%, Madison at 1.9%, and Alabaster, Homewood, and Hoover at 2.0%. Major cities with the highest unemployment rates are: Selma at 6.7%, Prichard at 5.6%, and Bessemer at 3.9%.

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“Seasonal adjustment” refers to BLS’s practice of anticipating certain trends in the labor force, such as hiring during the holidays or the surge in the labor force when students graduate in the spring, and removing their effects to the civilian labor force.

The Current Population (CPS), or the household survey, is conducted by the Census Bureau and identifies members of the work force and measures how many people are working or looking for work.

The establishment survey, which is conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, surveys employers to measure how many jobs are in the economy. This is also referred to as wage and salary employment.

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The Brewton Career Center to Host 2nd Annual Area Job Fair in the Escambia/Conecuh Area.

BREWTON – The Brewton Career Center is hosting the 2nd Annual Brewton Area Job Fair with local employers. Positions include:

  • Production
  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • Food Service
  • Sales
  • Administration
  • School Personnel
  • IT
  • Correctional Officers
  • Janitorial Staff
  • Truck Drivers

…and more!

The job fair will be held at the Brewton Civic Center October 5, 2023, at 1010 B. Douglas Avenue Brewton, AL 36426 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Brewton Career Center at (251) 867-4376.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Thursday, October 5, 2023.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Brewton Civic Center
1010 B. Douglas Avenue Brewton, AL 36426

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The Jackson Career Center to Host Job Fair for GD Copper in the Clarke County/Jackson Area

JACKSON – The Jackson Career Center is hosting a job fair for GD Copper. Positions include:

  • Production Operators
  • Maintenance Workers – Mechanical and Electrical
  • Quality Lab Technicians

The job fair will be held on October 4, 2023, at the Jackson Career Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Onsite interviews will be held for those qualified applicants with updated resumes.

Employers who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Jackson Career Center at (251) 246-2453 or specifically reach out to:

Tonya Faith, Manager, Jackson Career Center (251) 246-2453, Ext. 85582

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 4, 2023.

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: Jackson Career Center

559 West Front Street, Thomasville, AL

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The Enterprise Career Center to Host Area Job Fair in the Enterprise/Coffee County Area.

ENTERPRISE – The Enterprise Career Center is hosting an area job fair with local employers. Positions include:

  • Daycare
  • Healthcare
  • Production
  • Manufacturing
  • Law enforcement
  • Warehouse associates
  • CDL drivers
  • Retail associates

…and more!

The job fair will be held at the Enterprise Career Center October 12, 2023, at 2021 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise, AL 36330 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Enterprise Career Center at (334) 347-0044.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Thursday, October 12, 2023.

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

WHERE: Enterprise Career Center
2021 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise, AL 36330

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The Mobile Career Center to Host Fall Hiring Event in the Mobile County/Mobile Area

MOBILE – The Mobile Career Center is hosting a fall hiring event at the Mobile Career Center. Employers include:

  • Volunteers of America
  • Hire Dynamics
  • Maas Aviation
  • Danos
  • New Horizon Credit Union
  • Datatrust Tower
  • Telecom
  • Snelling

…and more!

The job fair will be held Wednesday October 18 2023, at 515 Springhill Plaza Court, Mobile, Alabama 36608 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Onsite interviews will be held for prepared jobseekers.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Mobile Career Center at (251) 461-4146 or specifically reach out to:

Mobile Career Center Employee Service Representative Quanita Prince

(251) 461-4467.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: October 18, 2023.
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Mobile Career Center
515 Springhill Plaza Court, Mobile, Alabama 36608

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The Jackson Career Center to Partner with Clarke County Department of Human Resources for a Career and Health Fair in the Clarke County/Jackson Area

JACKSON – The Jackson Career Center is partnering with the Clarke County Department of Human Resources for a career and health fair highlighting information regarding W.I.C., family planning, STD testing, and more. Employers in these fields will be on site.

Representatives include:

  • Clarke County Commission
  • Thomasville Regional Health Care
  • GD Copper
  • Department of Public Health
  • Auburn Extension Office
  • The Arc of Clarke County
  • Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corp.

… and more!

The job fair will be held on Friday, October 6, 2023, at the Clarke County DHR from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Onsite interviews will be held for those qualified applicants with updated resumes.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Jackson Career Center at (251) 246-2453 or specifically reach out to:

Tonya Faith, Manager, Jackson Career Center (251) 246-2453, Ext 85582

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Friday, October 6, 2023.
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Clarke County DHR
22609 HWY 84 Grove Hill, AL 36541

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The Hamilton Career Center is Hosting a Veteran Appreciation Event at the Hamilton Career Center in the Marion County/Hamilton Area

HAMILTON – The Hamilton Career Center is hosting a veteran appreciation event on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Hamilton Career Center, 1481 Military Street South Hamilton, AL 355770.

Veterans are welcomed into the career center as a show of appreciation and to exhibit the career center services available to them. The come and go event begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Those who wish to learn more can contact The Hamilton Career Center at 205.921.5672, or specifically reach out to:

Alissa Brown, Manager, Hamilton Career Center 205-921-5672 ext. 85524 Alissa.Brown@alcc.alabama.gov

WHEN: Wednesday, November 8, 2023
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

WHERE: Hamilton Career Center
1481 Military Street South Hamilton, AL 35570

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The Jackson Career Center to Host Job Fair for Earth Angles In-Homecare in the Clarke County/Jackson Area

JACKSON – The Jackson Career Center is hosting a job fair for Earth Angels In-Homecare

Positions include:

  • PRN Nurse
  • Physical Therapist

The job fair will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at the Jackson Career Center from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Onsite interviews will be held for those qualified applicants with updated resumes.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Jackson Career Center at (251) 246-2453 or specifically reach out to:

Tonya Faith, Manager, Jackson Career Center (251) 246-2453, Ext 85582

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Thursday, October 6, 2023.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: Jackson Career Center
205 Walker Springs Road Jackson, AL 36545

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Online Job Ads In August Down 17.3% From Last Year

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2023

ONLINE JOB ADS IN AUGUST DOWN 17.3% FROM LAST YEAR
Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers are the Top Jobs in August.

MONTGOMERY – Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that in August 2023, there were 97,791 job ads posted in Alabama.

The five occupations with the most online job ads are for Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers, Sales Reps, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Ex. Technical & Scientific Products, and Fast Food and Counter Workers, with 15,974 ads placed for those occupations in August.

The HWOL data is compiled from all online job postings in the state, including those posted on the state’s free online jobs database, AlabamaWorks.alabama.gov, and other sources, such as traditional job boards, corporate boards, and social media sites.

In August 2023, there were 40,499 total job ads with salaries, including 10,699 jobs ads with salaries of $70,000 and above; 6,812 jobs ads with salaries in the $50-69,000 range; 10,554 jobs ads with salaries in the $35-50,000 range, and 12,434 jobs ads with salaries less than $35,000.

The top two employers posting the most online ads in August were Huntsville Hospital with 1,067 and UAB Medicine with 1,061. The rest of the top 10 were: The University of Alabama at Birmingham (832), Auburn University (579), PCH Hotels & Resorts (514), Baptist Health (512), Walmart (506), USA Health (477), Lowe’s (462), and The University of Alabama (455).

This month’s HWOL Occupation Focus is Training and Development Specialists

Those employed in this occupation design or conduct work-related training and development programs to improve individual skills or organizational performance. They may analyze organizational training needs or evaluate training effectiveness. They may also present information using a variety of instructional techniques or formats, such as role-playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos, or lectures.

Typically, employees in these occupations usually need a Bachelor’s Degree. The advertised median salary for Training and Development Specialists in Alabama is $70,528. This occupation has 290 Annual Total Openings in Alabama.

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The Huntsville Career Center to Host Job Fair for Polaris in the Madison County/Huntsville Area

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2023

The Huntsville Career Center to Host Job Fair for Polaris in the Madison County/Huntsville Area

HUNTSVILLE – The Huntsville Career Center is hosting a job fair for Polaris. Positions are for all shifts and include:

Production Operator
General Assembly
Injection Mold Operators
Moto Operators
Production Welders
Material Handlers
Quality Auditors
Torque Specialists

Starting wage is $18.28/hour and up DOE and based on position and shift.

Applicants may apply ahead of time at www.PolarisHuntsville.jobs or scan the attached flyer QR code.

The Polaris company offers competitive benefits for jobseekers including 401k with brokerage option, employee discounts, health and dental plans, and a prescription benefits plan. Polaris also has educational leave and reimbursement programs.

The job fair will be held Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at the Huntsville Career Center on 2535 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35810. The job fair lasts from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Huntsville Career Center at (256) 851-0537, or specifically reach out to:

Lane Reno, BSR, Huntsville Career Center

(256) 851-0537, Ext 855613

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 56 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

Applicants should be prepared to interview and should be dressed professionally.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 27, 2023.

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: Huntsville Career Center

2535 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35810.

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