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.
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 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 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 […]
April 6, 2020

Unemployed workers: Relief offered through Downtown Huntsville Charitable Fund, Land Trust of North Alabama

This program will assist unemployed and furloughed workers in the Downtown Huntsville Core and Downtown Huntsville Districts. The Land Trust will temporarily hire these workers to help with trail upkeep.
March 30, 2020

Grocery Clerks & Delivery Drivers Needed

Retailers such as WalMart, Kroger, and Publix say they are in need of retail clerks and employees to keep the shelves stocked and clean for shoppers. Local delivery for companies like Instacart and DoorDash give people a way to work flexible schedules and bring groceries or meals to residents who may be at high risk or can't leave to go to the store.
March 26, 2020

Now Hiring: See which employers are adding staff

Several companies are hiring. WAAY-TV posted this list, and will continue to update it.
March 20, 2020

Web Call (March 20): Q&A with Alabama Secretary of Labor Fitzgerald Washington

Here is video of our web conversation with Secretary Washington, on the developing situation with the Coronavirus and business impact.
March 20, 2020

FAQ: Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits

The Alabama Department of Labor has provided this FAQ on many of the questions you're asking about Coronavirus and employment.
March 19, 2020

Ala. Department of Labor Announces Support for Workers Impacted by COVID-19