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Dire US labor shortage provides opportunity for ex-prisoners

By MICHAEL GOLDBERG Associated Press/Report for America JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The United States' ongoing labor shortage is bad for employers but presents an opportunity for workers who often could not find jobs in rosier economic times: ex-prisoners. Special training…

U.S. jobless claims rise to 235k, most in nearly six months

WASHINGTON (AP) - More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, and while layoffs remain low, it’s the fifth straight week claims have topped the 230,000 mark. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending July 2 rose to 235,000,…

Job fair coming to Greene County Thursday

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick West AlabamaWorks will host a hiring event featuring more than 100 employers in Eutaw on Thursday, May 19, from 2 to 6 p.m. This free event aims to teach job seekers how to…

Worlds of Work 2.0 offering seniors interviews, job opportunities

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller West AlabamaWorks and Shelton State Community College are bringing back the wildly successful Worlds of Work event this week, offering high-schoolers a chance at interviewing for a full-time post-school career. Worlds of Work…

Urgent hiring fair needed in Fayette 

FAYETTE - The hiring fair is a result of the Fayette Fabrication company unexpectedly closing its doors, laying off more than 90 employees. "Imagine waking up one day... you have a…

DCH hosting recruitment fair Feb. 17

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Jacyn Abbott Are you a health care worker looking for a job? DCH Regional Medical Center is hosting a fun-filled job recruitment fair later this month. The fair, happening Thursday, Feb. 17 at the Lewis…

Now hiring: Stagnant unemployment rate a positive in Alabama

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Karris Harmon For the past five months, Alabama's unemployment rate has been holding steady at 3.1%. That's great news, said Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington. "In fact, for 13 months in a row,…

Alabama unemployment rate remains stable at 3.1%

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's monthly unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.1%, holding steady for the fifth straight month. The state says the December rate was below the level of a year before, 4.7%. And it was better than the…