Alabama jobs http://apr.org en Verizon Expansion To Create 400 Jobs In Ala. http://apr.org/post/verizon-expansion-create-400-jobs-ala <p></p><p>Verizon Wireless is adding 400 jobs in Alabama, mostly in the Huntsville area.</p><p>Company officials joined the governor in Montgomery on Tuesday to announce that more than 300 customer service positions will be created in Verizon's state headquarters in Huntsville.</p><p>The other positions will be in retail, mostly in north Alabama and in Birmingham and Dothan.</p><p>The jobs will bring the company's total employment in the state to about 2,000 people.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 21:09:36 +0000 The Associated Press 51451 at http://apr.org Verizon Expansion To Create 400 Jobs In Ala. Auto Parts Manufacturer Opening Cullman Plant http://apr.org/post/auto-parts-manufacturer-opening-cullman-plant <p>An auto parts manufacturing company has announced plans to build a plant in northern Alabama and create 140 new jobs in its first five years of operation.</p><p>Gov. Robert Bentley announced Thursday that Muri, Switzerland-based REHAU, Inc. is planning to open a research and development facility in Cullman.</p><p>State officials say the company, which was founded in Germany, is spending about $2.5 million on the planned 20,000 square-foot facility.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:27:03 +0000 The Associated Press 41169 at http://apr.org Auto Parts Manufacturer Opening Cullman Plant Gov. Bentley Says State Has Few Options In Mill Closing http://apr.org/post/gov-bentley-says-state-has-few-options-mill-closing <p></p><p>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said that the state is continuing to talk with International Paper about the future of its Lawrence County facility. However, company officials haven't indicated that there's anything the state can do to keep the 1,100-employee plant open.</p><p>International Paper announced last week that it will close the north Alabama mill because of declining demand, a move that will affect more than 1,100 jobs in the Tennessee Valley.</p><p>The Memphis, Tenn.-based company said the plant in Courtland will shut down by early 2014.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:43:42 +0000 The Associated Press 38064 at http://apr.org Gov. Bentley Says State Has Few Options In Mill Closing IP Closing Alabama Mill, 1,100 Jobs Affected http://apr.org/post/ip-closing-alabama-mill-1100-jobs-affected <p></p><p>International Paper says it is closing a mill in north Alabama, a move that will affect 1,100 jobs. The Memphis, Tenn.-based, company said Wednesday the plant in Courtland will shut down by early 2014.</p><p>The mill makes a type of paper that's used in magazines, forms, copiers and printers. International Paper says demand is down as customers switch to online publications and electronic billing and record-keeping.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:16:30 +0000 The Associated Press 37702 at http://apr.org IP Closing Alabama Mill, 1,100 Jobs Affected Officials Note Shortage of Workers in Tech Fields http://apr.org/post/officials-note-shortage-workers-tech-fields <p>State officials say they're working with educators and business owners to address a gap between students and a shortage of workers for in-demand job markets in the state.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Director of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, Gregory Fitch, tells the Montgomery Advertiser (http://on.mgmadv.com/16Yr9Wn ) technical and industrial fields ranging from trucking to engineering and welding are seeing a shortage of qualified workers in Alabama because they're careers that students no longer consider as options.<br> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:53:09 +0000 The Associated Press 33701 at http://apr.org Officials Note Shortage of Workers in Tech Fields Auto Seat Maker Breaking Ground in Montgomery http://apr.org/post/auto-seat-maker-breaking-ground-montgomery <p>An automotive supplier is breaking ground on a 300,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Montgomery.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Gov. Robert Bentley and other officials will be on hand for a ceremony being held Thursday afternoon for DAS North America.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The company makes seats for Kia and Hyundai vehicles. The expansion will create about 300 jobs in the Montgomery Industrial Park.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The company is currently located in a temporary facility that employs about 100 people.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The $37 million project is supposed to be complete next year.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:31:29 +0000 The Associated Press 32722 at http://apr.org Auto Seat Maker Breaking Ground in Montgomery More Than 20 Thousand Ala. Jobs Announced In 2013 http://apr.org/post/more-20-thousand-ala-jobs-announced-2013 <p></p><p></p><p>Last year new and expanding industries announced plans to create more than 20,000 jobs with investments topping $5.4 billion in Alabama.</p><p>But those numbers did not include a single new job or investment in almost a dozen of Alabama's 67 counties.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 04:30:05 +0000 The Associated Press 29366 at http://apr.org More Than 20 Thousand Ala. Jobs Announced In 2013