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Experts: Training, transportation and child care shortages straining Alabama workforce

BY: - October 31, 2023

If Alabama’s workforce participation rates are low, it’s due to a lack of training, transportation and child care, experts told an Alabama House committee on Monday. “The bulk of it, I think, is what we are here for today, and that is, ‘well, I don’t have a consistent transportation to get to work,’” said Ed […]

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‘Who’s going to work there?’: Lawmakers grapple with labor shortages

BY: - August 22, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS — For years, Indiana’s GOP-controlled legislature has focused on creating a business-friendly climate by pushing favorable tax rates and regulations, aiming to foster the creation of good-paying jobs across the state. The way Republican state Sen. Michael Crider sees it, those moves have worked: Companies such as Amazon and Walmart have built new warehouses and […]

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New round of bonuses for child care workers aim to support underpaid workforce

BY: - June 21, 2023

The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) announced that childcare providers will receive another round of bonuses from the Child Care Workforce Stabilization grants. The window to apply for the grants began Tuesday. Licensed child care providers may apply for these grants whose goal is to provide financial assistance to employees in the industry as […]