Alabama continues to expand job market

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – At least 400 new jobs are coming to the river region. The company, Hyundai Mobis, will expand to Montgomery. According to Governor Kay Ivey, this is another victory for the state.

“We support the work of businesses that choose to locate in Alabama,” Ivey said. “And the men and women of the Alabama workforce, I believe, are unbeatable.”

Leaders say they want businesses to expand and move to the state, which means more jobs, but they need to have enough staff to fill the state’s current workforce and those that are in the state. ‘they plan to develop.

“We need to work cohesively with the entire workforce development community across the state to better train workers coming out of high school and out of college, to prepare them for the kinds of jobs we have. in the state,” said Tara Hutchison of the Alabama Department of Labor.

Despite the obstacles created by the COVID-19 pandemic, economic growth in Alabama is accelerating. Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth attributes this to the many incentives offered by the state.

“The Alabama Jobs Act that is so important to businesses located in Alabama,” he said. “We compete with other states to bring businesses here.”

And Alabamians end up benefiting in the long run with all the job opportunities. Currently, there are over 2 million jobs available.

“With the exception of one month, we were able to see monthly growth in that salary and employment level,” Hutchison said.

And the total number of jobs created in 2022 will be available in the spring of 2023.

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