State of Alabama has been approved for Disaster Assistance

State of Alabama has been approved for Disaster Assistance, from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), that will serve to help our Small Business Community and our Community as a Whole. As a result, Small Business Owners, in the entire State of Alabama, are eligible to apply for Assistances. For more info & to apply

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Rapid Response Services Available for Laid Off WAITR Employees

In response to the pending layoff of employees for WAITR, the Alabama Department of Commerce and AlabamaWorks! State Rapid Response Team stand ready to assist affected employees with resources and guidance. Once the layoff occurs, affected WAITR employees will be considered “Dislocated Workers”, which potentially qualifies them for benefits through the WIOA (Workforce Innovative Opportunity

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The Workforce Superhighway – Stay Clear of Malfunction Junction

By Ed Castile, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Workforce Development Divison, Director of AIDT   As you merge onto the Workforce Super Highway in search of that dream career, don’t venture into dead ends or get lost at malfunction junction. Instead, look for signs directing you to AlabamaWorks! There are several ways to enter the workforce

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Allen named Assistant Director of Communications and External Affairs

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Jacqueline Allen to Assistant Director of Communications and External Affairs. Jacqueline has over 30 years of experience in communications and marketing with nearly 20 of that experience here at AIDT. Her responsibilities will include overseeing the communications, marketing & research and training development departments as well as

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A Smart Move for Alabama

Technology is advancing at a rapid pace and has had a profound impact on the manufacturing process. Factories have evolved, using intelligent and automated processes, making the concept of a smart factory a reality. The smart factory manufacturing experience is focused on transformative technical areas including: automation & robotics, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual

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AlabamaWorks! Conference 2020

Mark your calendars now and preregister for the state’s premier workforce conference to be held April 20-23 in Mobile, AL! AlabamaWorks! will be bringing together experts from business, industry, education, and workforce development to identify challenges, focus on solutions, and develop a more dynamic workforce for Alabama. Hear new and innovative approaches to workforce practices,

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Blind spots on Alabama’s Workforce Super Highway

Have you ever been traveling down the highway, about to change lanes when you look over your shoulder and see there is a car in your blind spot?  How long was it there?  Why didn’t you notice it before?  It’s critical to the situation at hand, and all it took was a different perspective to

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“Alabama’s Workforce Superhighway”

Alabama’s workforce programs have undergone several changes in the past couple years and to say that this has caused some confusion would be a huge understatement! I liken it to the 1956 Federal-Aid Highway Act which created the beginnings of the Interstate system that focused on building a system of connected roads that would funnel

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Alabama Robotics Technology Park (RTP) featured by TheFabricator.com

The Alabama Robotics Technology Park (RTP) has been featured by TheFabricator.com, a publication by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. This article sheds light on how the training center boosts modern manufacturing and in turn expands economic development for the state and region. Click here for the full article

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Alabama receives Gold Shovel Award for economic development efforts

“Area Development, a national business publication, has selected Alabama for its Gold Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s economic development success in 2018. The honor follows a record year for Alabama, with companies announcing new facilities and expansion projects involving $8.7 billion in new capital investment. The projects will create an anticipated 17,026 jobs across the

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