Alabama jobs

Alabama-Development Announcement
4:09 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Verizon Expansion To Create 400 Jobs In Ala.

Verizon Wireless is adding 400 jobs in Alabama, mostly in the Huntsville area.
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Verizon Wireless is adding 400 jobs in Alabama, mostly in the Huntsville area.

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.

The other positions will be in retail, mostly in north Alabama and in Birmingham and Dothan.

The jobs will bring the company's total employment in the state to about 2,000 people.

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Cullman-Job Creation
4:27 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Auto Parts Manufacturer Opening Cullman Plant

Switzerland-based REHAU, Inc. is planning to open a research and development facility in Cullman.
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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.

Gov. Robert Bentley announced Thursday that Muri, Switzerland-based REHAU, Inc. is planning to open a research and development facility in Cullman.

State officials say the company, which was founded in Germany, is spending about $2.5 million on the planned 20,000 square-foot facility.

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Alabama-Paper Mill Closing
4:43 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Gov. Bentley Says State Has Few Options In Mill Closing

Gov. Robert Bentley says the state is continuing to talk with International Paper about the future of its Lawrence County facility.
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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.

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.

The Memphis, Tenn.-based company said the plant in Courtland will shut down by early 2014.

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Alabama-Paper Mill Closing
4:16 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

IP Closing Alabama Mill, 1,100 Jobs Affected

International Paper says it is closing a mill in north Alabama, a move that will affect 1,100 jobs.
Credit International Paper

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.

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.

International Paper spokesman Tim Nicholls says in a statement the company looked at different options for the plant. But it decided a permanent shutdown was best.

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Business & Education
7:53 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Officials Note Shortage of Workers in Tech Fields

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.

   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.

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Business & Education
7:31 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Auto Seat Maker Breaking Ground in Montgomery

DAS North America will build a new manufacturing plant in Montgomery. It's expected to create about 300 jobs.
Robert Fouts/ Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce

An automotive supplier is breaking ground on a 300,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Montgomery.

   Gov. Robert Bentley and other officials will be on hand for a ceremony being held Thursday afternoon for DAS North America.

   The company makes seats for Kia and Hyundai vehicles. The expansion will create about 300 jobs in the Montgomery Industrial Park.

   The company is currently located in a temporary facility that employs about 100 people.

   The $37 million project is supposed to be complete next year.

Alabama Businesses
11:30 pm
Sun April 28, 2013

More Than 20 Thousand Ala. Jobs Announced In 2013

While more than 20,000 jobs were announced for 2013 in Alabama there is still work to be done.
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Last year new and expanding industries announced plans to create more than 20,000 jobs with investments topping $5.4 billion in Alabama.

But those numbers did not include a single new job or investment in almost a dozen of Alabama's 67 counties.

Three-quarters of that investment and two-thirds of the jobs are slated for the state's 15 urban counties, defined as those with cities that have populations of 25,000 people or more, al.com reported. The rest of the new jobs was split among 41 rural counties and the 11 that ended up empty-handed are also all considered rural.

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