Alabama Job Growth surges in September, Unemployment rate falls to 6.6 percent

by Bill Poole

Alabama’s economy added more than 30,000 jobs in September, the state’s strongest performance by far in nearly a decade, according to preliminary estimates from the Department of Labor.

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Tuscaloosa County Jobless rate Falls to 6.3 percent.

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Tuscaloosa County’s jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent in August. Read the rest of this entry »


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Alabama adds construction jobs in August

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Alabama is one of 28 states to have added construction jobs between July and August.

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Alabama Mercedes-Benz plant to add 200 new jobs

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VANCE, Alabama — The Tuscaloosa County operations of Mercedes-Benz will add 200 production jobs, a move driven by customer demand for its vehicle lineup.

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2014 Ballot Statements from the Fair Ballot Commission

by Bill Poole

Below is the ballot language as drafted by the Fair Ballot Commission related to the five constitutional amendments that will appear on the November ballot for a statewide vote. Please be sure to vote! Read the rest of this entry »


UAB ranked one of nation’s Top Up-and-Coming Universities

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham continues to boost its reputation after recently making a list of top up-and-coming national universities.

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Alabama Power among nation’s Top 10 in Economic Development

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Leslie Sanders rushed into her Alabama Power Co. office just in time for a Wednesday morning meeting. She had just left the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, where she serves in a key economic development role.

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Link to economy emphasized in Education Summit in Tuscaloosa

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Schools today must embrace new technologies and challenge students to think on their own if they want graduates who will be ready for the jobs of tomorrow.

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New Legislation helping Students and Local Business Owners

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Dual enrollment programs allow students to complete college courses while still enrolled in high school. Next year will bring new changes to the program; the state is calling it The Alabama Future Work Initiative.

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