Alabama Economic News

Census Bureau Hiring 1,000 Temporary Workers In Birmingham

Brent Wilson | January 10, 2020

In preparation for the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is going on a hiring spree looking for temporary workers. The U.S. Census Bureau is looking to hire an additional 1,000 in all areas of Birmingham. Hiring will begin in the next two weeks. Jobs range...

Alabama Unemployment Compensation: Cut from 26 to 14 weeks

Dakota Layton | January 8, 2020 Broke jobless businessman holding a cardboard sign

As of January 1st, Alabama’s unemployment compensation was cut from 26 weeks to a varying rate between 20 and 14 weeks depending on the state’s unemployment rate. If the state’s annually adjusted unemployment rate is at 6.5 percent or below, filers will be eligible for...

Huntsville Ranked 30th Best Place In America To Find A Job

Brent Wilson | January 6, 2020 Huntsville, AL

Huntsville, AL is ranked the 30th best place in America to find a job according to online website WalletHub. In order to determine the best job markets in the U.S., WalletHub compared 182 cities — including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least...

New Veterans Home To Be Built In Enterprise

Brent Wilson | January 3, 2020 American flags on green grass

Today, the Alabama State Board of Veterans Affairs (SBVA) selected a site in Enterprise as the location for a new state veterans home. In early 2018, the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) hired Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) to conduct a feasibility study for...

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