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WORKFORCE & EDUCATION


The Workforce & Education Department of the Chamber supports member and community efforts to ensure our region has sufficient quantity and quality of talent to meet employer needs and support sustained growth. This includes immediate needs of employers and job seekers and partnerships with our education community.

 

RECRUITING



The high-tech economy and specialized skills required in Huntsville/Madison County make recruiting a top priority of the Chamber. A dedicated website is provided at asmartplace.com. aSmartPlace gives chamber members a centralized place to list their job openings, making it easy for job seekers to find career opportunities in North Alabama.


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JOB POSTINGS



Anyone can sign up to receive free email alerts from aSmartPlace.com directly to their inbox. Job seekers can rest assured the job opportunities they receive are from a trusted source. Additionally, aSmartPlace offers information on life in our community, including arts & culture, dining, unique area events, recreation, places to explore and activities for children.


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CAREER FAIRS



The Workforce & Education Department of the Chamber also promotes job fairs throughout the region. These events connect employers with job seekers, in a face-to-face environment made for those ready to go to work.


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WAGE & BENEFITS SURVEY



The Chamber conducts an annual Wage Survey for its membership each spring. The survey helps local organizations gauge their compensation against other companies in our region. In even years, the survey also includes benefit data for the same benchmarking comparisons. The survey data is valuable to companies to use as a pricing tool for bidding contracts, and, most importantly, as a human resources guide for benchmarking wage and benefit rates.


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EDUCATION



The Chamber partners with Huntsville City, Madison City and Madison County public schools to ensure our students have career education opportunities to prepare them with marketable skills for the regional workforce. We especially focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers which are high-demand career fields in the area. We support our schools through professional development and advocacy at the state and local levels.


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CHAMBER FOUNDATION



The Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)(3), is dedicated to the continued cultivation of Huntsville’s greatest asset - it’s people. The Foundation ensures the growth of Huntsville by supporting the education and workforce talents here. We support our educators and workforce with our Industry Insight Program.


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SMART CAREERS



While we may be known for rocket science, there are many high-growth careers in our community across all industries. Check out the smart careers that offer high earning potential and significant opportunity in our region.


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WORKFORCE SUMMIT



In September 2015, a diverse representation of public and private sector leaders from across North Alabama came together to identify what we must do as a region to ensure that our workforce is prepared to support our economic growth.


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THE NEWSLETTER



Keep up with the latest job postings, education changes, and workforce tips by reading our newsletter.


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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS



The Chamber Foundation leads an Industry Insight Program—a professional development program focused on providing resources and knowledge to Career Prep educators in Huntsville, Madison City and Madison County Schools.


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QUESTIONS? CONTACT:

Lucia Cape
Senior Vice President Economic Development, Industry Relations & Workforce
lcape@hsvchamber.org
256-535-2033

Jill Bruton
Workforce Development Director
Jbruton@hsvchamber.org
256-535-2008