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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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.

Alabama Department of Labor
649 Monroe Street, Montgomery, AL, 36113
United States

For all inquiries, please contact us at: Tara.Hutchison@labor.alabama.gov

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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Members of the media seeking more information should contact Christian Jones at 334.309.9013

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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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Members of the media seeking more information should contact Christian Jones at 334.309.9013

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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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Members of the media seeking more information should contact Christian Jones at 334.309.9013.

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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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Members of the media seeking more information should contact Christian Jones at 334.309.9013

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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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Members of the media seeking more information should contact Christian Jones at 334.309.9013

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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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Members of the media seeking more information should contact Christian Jones at 334.309.9013

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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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Members of the media seeking more information should contact Christian Jones at 334.309.9013

An Equal Opportunity Employer / Program

Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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Alabama Department of Labor
649 Monroe Street, Montgomery, AL, 36113
United States

For all inquiries, please contact us at: Tara.Hutchison@labor.alabama.gov