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

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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%

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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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Online Job Ads in September Down 7.5% From Last Month

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23, 2023

ONLINE JOB ADS IN SEPTEMBER DOWN 7.5% FROM LAST MONTH
Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers are the Top Jobs in September.

MONTGOMERY – Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that in September 2023, there were 90,762 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 15,447 ads placed for those occupations in September.

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 September 2023, there were 37,155 total job ads with salaries, including 9,151 jobs ads with salaries of $70,000 and above; 5,703 jobs ads with salaries in the $50-69,000 range; 10,600 jobs ads with salaries in the $35-50,000 range, and 11,701 jobs ads with salaries less than $35,000.

The top two employers posting the most online ads in September were Huntsville Hospital with 1,078 and UAB Medicine with 1,050. The rest of the top 10 were: The University of Alabama at Birmingham (781), Auburn University (560), Baptist Health (523), Walmart (508), USA Health (474), PCH Hotels & Resorts (455), The University of Alabama (443), and East Alabama Medical Center (387).

This month’s HWOL Occupation Focus is Civil Engineers.

Those employed in this occupation perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.

They may inspect project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety or sanitation standards. They may estimate quantities and cost of materials, equipment, or labor to determine project feasibility. Typically, employees in these occupations usually need a Bachelor’s Degree. The advertised median salary for Civil Engineers in Alabama is $92,416. This occupation has 410 Annual Total Openings in Alabama.

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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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