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Retail Salespersons and Registered Nurses Are the Most Sought-After Employees According to HWOL (Help Wanted Online) Data Over 11,000 New Ads Placed Online

December 29, 2018

MONTGOMERY – Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information Division shows that the most online wanted ads were for retail salespersons, registered nurses, and heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers, with 6,409 ads placed for those occupations in November. The Help Wanted Online (HWOL) data is compiled from all online […]

TVA River Management Handles Rainy 2018, Prepares for New Year

December 29, 2018

TVA’s River Management team is continuing its work over the holidays by doing what it’s been doing a lot this year: handling above average amounts rainfall and runoff across the Valley.  TENNESSEE VALLEY—As 2018 draws to a close, yearly rainfall totals for the TVA region continue to climb to near record levels, and the trend […]

Amy R. Peterson Plein Air Paintings At Kennedy–Douglass Center

December 28, 2018

FLORENCE-Plein Air painter and Birmingham artist Amy R. Peterson will display her new collection of work at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts January 8 through February 15. The gallery talk will be Sunday, January 13 at 1PM. Amy R. Peterson’s paintings combine strong draftsmanship with loose, impressionistic brushwork. She aims to capture the immediacy of a moment […]

NW-SCC to hold Saturday registration next weekend

December 28, 2018

MUSCLE SHOALS – With the spring semester right around the corner, Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will host a registration event next Saturday, January 5, 2019, on the Shoals Campus. Next Saturday (1/5) from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., NW-SCC will help new and current students apply and register for the spring semester. The Saturday registration […]

Hepatitis A outbreak under investigation in North Alabama

December 27, 2018

 JACKSON COUNTY-The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is investigating an increase in hepatitis A cases  in Jackson County, Ala. This outbreak may have spread to surrounding counties. Persons at highest risk for hepatitis A include users of illegal substances, homeless persons, and men with same sex partners.  Other persons also may become infected with […]

Governor Ivey Awards Nearly $2.5 Million for Emergency Housing Assistance

December 27, 2018

 MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey has awarded nearly $2.5 million in grants to help homeless Alabamians find immediate housing and to assist others who are in danger of becoming homeless. The funds from the Emergency Solutions Grant program will support organizations across the state that provide shelter, legal and health services and financial education for families and individuals […]

TVA Seeks Public Input on Proposed Changes to Historic Properties Review Process

December 26, 2018

TENNESSEE VALLEY-The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public input on a proposal to make more efficient its review process for historic properties that could be affected by TVA actions. TVA is proposing to use a programmatic agreement among various state and federal agencies, including federally recognized tribes, to eliminate repetition in its Section 106 […]

Kelly Gains Valuable Experience at Mentored Hunt

December 25, 2018

 MONTGOMERY-John Kelly decided he needed an early Christmas present after enjoying an Adult Mentored Hunt at the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division’s Portland Landing Special Opportunity Area (SOA) near Camden. Kelly, an electrical engineer who works in the defense industry in the Huntsville area, said the experience at the mentored hunt inspired a desire […]

PSA…Compliance Assistance Calendars Available to Dry Cleaners

December 24, 2018

MONTGOMERY – As a courtesy to the dry cleaning community, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management is providing complimentary compliance calendars again this year.  This offer marks the 19th year of distribution for this compliance assistance tool. The calendars support the ADEM’s efforts to assist small businesses in their efforts to comply with environmental regulations. Dry cleaners […]

Alabama Continues to Break Employment and Job Records…Average Weekly Wages at Second Highest Level Ever…

December 23, 2018

  MONTGOMERY –   Employment and job counts have once again reached record levels.  In November 2018, 2,128,082 people were counted as employed, an increase of 46,330 from November 2017.  Wage and salary employment, which measures the number of jobs our economy is supporting, grew to 2,069,800, representing a yearly increase of 35,400 jobs. “Business is […]

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