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April labor force participation rate rises; area has low jobless rate

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...

‘Alabama discount’: Area group claims corporations use deals to exploit labor

HUNTSVILLE – As the battle over unions – pro and con – rages in Alabama, labor representatives in the region dove into the fight...

Labor strikes back regarding Alabama Senate Bill 231

MONTGOMERY – Labor leaders from Alabama and the nation responded to Gov. Kay Ivey’s announcement of her signing a bill into law during a...

State labor force participation rate unchanged; Tenn. Valley counties have low unemployment

MONTGOMERY – While the state's labor force participation rate for February was unchanged from January, three North Alabama counties have the lowest jobless rates...

Huntsville, Sheffield career centers to host simultaneous job fairs for Pilgrim’s

SHEFFIELD – The Huntsville and Sheffield career centers are hosting job fairs for Pilgrim's - at the same time but different locations. Pilgrim's will be...

Alabama’s labor force participation rates hit record high

MONTGOMERY – Some good news came out of the state capital late last week, and it didn’t involve weather or related events. Fitzgerald Washington, secretary...

State Labor Department improves unemployment claims portal

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Labor is rolling out an improved customer service portal for unemployment claimants. Claimant Portal is a modification of...

Gov. Ivey: I’m standing up for Alabamians and protecting our jobs from unions

MONTGOMERY -- September 30, 1993, marked a watershed moment in Alabama history. That is the day Mercedes-Benz went against the grain and chose our...

State providing free job training across North Alabama

MONTGOMERY – A New Year can bring a new career! Alabama has won a $4.4 million federal grant to help more of the unemployed in...

Hanceville mayor resigns following guilty plea for using city, inmate labor

HANCEVILLE -- Amid growing reports of misuse of state prisoners for using inmates for private labor statewide, a Cullman County mayor has resigned after...