July 20, 2020

Face coverings: Where to buy masks, or how to make them

If you haven’t secured masks for yourself, your family, or employees, these are now required by the State of Alabama when you’re in public. They will soon be required in school, too.
July 8, 2020

Web Call (July 8): COVID Update, plus Upwards Career & Training Fair

Our conversation on this day covered the Upwards Career & Training Fair, taking place virtually next week, July 14-16. Companies and job seekers, it's free to participate -- just visit UpwardsAlabama.com to register today.
July 1, 2020

2020 Upwards Career & Training Fair: July 14-16

Know someone who is interested in upskilling and finding a fulfulling career? Please encourage them to attend our Upwards Career & Training Fair. This virtual event is July 14-16 and we still have room for more companies to participate, too.
June 15, 2020

United Way Day of Action 2020 – Community SUPPLY DRIVE

Between now and June 29, you can collect items for a number of United Way partner agencies in need. The drives will culminate with a safe-distancing "drive by and drop off" event on Tuesday, June 30.
June 3, 2020

Web Call (June 3): Asmartplace.com (All New!) & Virtual Hiring

On June 3, Katelyn Sides Baker, Chamber Workforce Recruitment Director, talked about the new features of our job website ASmartPlace.com and our latest strides in virtual hiring.
May 29, 2020

Food Banks in North Alabama say need has increased significantly in community

  By Sam Smythe COVID-19 has had a lasting impact on multiple facets of day-to-day life. For some people who […]
May 26, 2020

Failure is Not an Option: Help Support U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Like many businesses and organizations, the US Space and Rocket Center has been impacted by COVID-19. The Rocket Center closed […]
May 22, 2020

Alabama’s Unemployment Rate for April is 12.9%

This is almost 10 percent higher than in early March. Here are the latest county-by-county figures.
May 18, 2020

Web Call (May 18): Supporting Local Restaurant & Retail

Local restaurants and retail stores need your business. Learn about some of the things they're doing to also earn your trust.
May 11, 2020

Local Employers Still Hiring

There are many local companies that are still hiring right now during the pandemic. We have compiled a list of those employers. Search for jobs on ASmartPlace.com.
April 30, 2020

Ala. Department of Labor: 64% of Unemployment Claims Now Paid

ADOL has now disbursed $372 million in unemployment benefits. Secretary Fitzgerald Washington says they are working to make the process move faster.
April 30, 2020

Cities with the Biggest Growth in Unemployment due to COVID-19

In order to identify where workers have been most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, WalletHub compared 180 cities based on increases in unemployment.
April 21, 2020

UPDATE: Take 5 to Give $5 Campaign raises $670,000 for Local Emergency Relief

Take 5 to Give $5 is a way of taking part in #GivingTuesdayNow — a global day of generosity created to help us come together and give back in response to unprecedented needs caused by COVID-19.
April 10, 2020

Alabama Dept. of Labor Begins Paying Federal $600 Stimulus Benefit

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Thursday, April 9 that Alabama has begun paying the Federal […]