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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Members of the media seeking more information should contact Tara Hutchison at tara.hutchison@labor.alabama.gov

 

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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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Members of the media seeking more information should contact Tara Hutchison at tara.hutchison@labor.alabama.gov

 

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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

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Sheffield Career Center

500 South Montgomery Ave., Suite 102

Sheffield, AL 35660

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Members of the media seeking more information should contact Tara Hutchison at tara.hutchison@labor.alabama.gov

 

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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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Members of the media seeking more information should contact Tara Hutchison at tara.hutchison@labor.alabama.gov

 

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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.

 Members of the media seeking more information should contact Communications Director Tara Hutchison.

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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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Members of the media seeking more information should contact Tara Hutchison at tara.hutchison@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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Members of the media seeking more information should contact Tara Hutchison at tara.hutchison@labor.alabama.gov

 

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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.