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These former inmates got training and therapy. Pardons and Paroles wants to expand the model.

BY: - October 9, 2023

Friday was a momentous day for almost a dozen people in the Perry County Probation and Parole Reentry Education Program. It was the day they successfully completed a workforce training and rehabilitation program, earning them a chance to eventually return home to be with their loved ones. “I came here with the mindset that I […]

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What does Alabama’s low workforce participation mean? Experts are divided

BY: - August 21, 2023

Alabama’s unemployment rate is lower than the nation’s. But so is its workforce participation rate. The Alabama Department of Labor Friday reported that the state’s unemployment rate for August was 2.1%, a new record low and lower than the national rate of 3.5%. A labor market is generally thought to have reached full employment when […]

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Alabama Workforce Council chair suggests merger of workforce development agencies

BY: - June 27, 2023

An official overseeing workforce development in Alabama wants to consolidate agencies that provide career training to workers in the state. Phil Webb, chair of the Alabama Workforce Council, urged members of the Governor’s Study Group on Government Efficiency  Thursday to merge the Council with the board that oversees the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. “I […]