National Workforce Development Month

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Workforce Summit and UI Directors Conference

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies and the Alabama Department of Labor are hosting the Workforce Summit & UI Directors' Conference 82nd Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, September 19-21, 2018. This year's conference format will be super-charged as workforce development issues and UI topics are integrated for the first time. The UI Directors' Conference and IT & Legal Issues Forum will be combined with the Annual Meeting, bringing a more robust, diversified and well-rounded conversation to the conference. Committee meetings and a Board of Directors meeting will take place prior to the conference, September 18th and a half-day on the 19th.


See the listing of job fairs that will take place during Workforce Development Month: Click Here

Success Story

Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington says that Alabama has broken its employment record for the third month in a row. In July, 2,105,513 people were counted as employed, up from June’s count of 2,098,121, and up from July 2017’s count of 2,077,406, representing a yearly increase of 28,107. “We continue to break employment records in Alabama,” said Washington. “Nearly 30,000 more people are working now than they were last year. The message is clear, Alabama: we have jobs!”