Alabama has jobs and continues to break unemployment records because leadership in the public and private sector continues to collaborate and create an environment conducive for economic growth. The workforce development initiatives created through partnerships between businesses, the Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL), and AIDT help ensure Alabamians are trained well and can fill the jobs available in a variety of areas."
I am especially impressed with Wilcox County, which historically has had numbers in the double digits - some of the highest in our state. Now, this rural Blackbelt county's rate is around 6.2%! ADOL Secretary Fitzgerald Washington and his team deserve much credit for this because of their willingness to meet the community where it was at and work with companies to design education and training programs aimed to increase skills needed to attain employment. When Alabamians are working, we all benefit.
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We had a beautiful evening at last week's Faulkner University dinner featuring Nikki Haley. The annual event held in Montgomery raises money for life-changing university programs and scholarships. #Our67
GOOD NEWS - Auto supplier Shinhwa locates in Auburn: In the past few months, Auburn has had two major automotive supplier announcements. Shinhwa is a leader in the research and development of cutting-edge technologies that serve the automotive industry. The company started in Korea in 1995 and has begun construction on its newest facility in Auburn Technology Park West, set to open in 2020. Shinhwa's decision to choose the state of Alabama to establish a presence in the US is an important component of the automotive supply chain and a testament to the creation of an environment conducive for business.
More here in the Alabama Political Reporter: https://www.alreporter.com/2019/10/02/shinhwa-group-will-open-auburn-operation-with-42-million-investment/