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July 3, 2012

Airbus Mobile: It’s official – big jets will be manufactured in Alabama

MOBILE, Alabama — What began as “Project Hope” became a reality on Monday as Airbus announced plans to construct a $600 million aircraft assembly plant in Mobile, […]
June 12, 2012

Skilled worker shortage targeted

MONTGOMERY | Mike Rowe, host of the television show “Dirty Jobs,” talks about the problem in a promotional commercial for “Go Build Alabama.” “A third of […]
May 9, 2012

Montgomery County Board of Education approves new tech center

Montgomery TEC has generated a lot of interest from business and community leaders because it has the potential to increase our graduation rate, while also strengthening […]
May 4, 2012

Welding competition brings out the best

Students from different schools in Alabama recently participated in a welding competition at Gardendale High School. The 2012 SkillUSA welding contest was held with 20 students […]
April 20, 2012

Alabama’s sweet manufacturing boom

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — As manufacturing picks up across the United States, Alabama has become an unexpected beneficiary. The state — best known for agriculture and […]
April 20, 2012

Alabama Governor Proclaims Skilled Trades Week

Governor Bentley signed proclamation today for Alabama Skilled Trades Week Montgomery, Ala. – Today Governor Robert Bentley signed a proclamation naming April 23-27 “Alabama Skilled Trades […]
March 20, 2012

Unlikely allies come together to support jobs

MONTGOMERY — Business groups and a former labor leader came together on Monday to announce the formation of a nonprofit group aimed at helping create and […]
March 13, 2012

Incentives for coal industry expected to bring jobs and investment to Alabama

Sometime next month, 10 men will sit down in a Birmingham conference room and decide the fate of thousands of people and the direction of an […]
March 8, 2012

Birmingham industrialist brothers see pending crisis for skilled labor

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Two company leaders from one of Birmingham’s legacy industrialist families said more needs to be done to produce skilled workers and avoid foreign-made […]