Working for America
State Workforce Development Board
Alabama Department Of Economic and Community Affairs
Steve Walkley, Division Chief, Workforce Development Division
P.O. Box 5690
Montgomery, AL 36103-5690
Phone: (334) 242-5300
Fax: (334) 242-5855
Key Workforce Priorities
- Maximize efficiency, effectiveness, and responsiveness of the Alabama Career Center System.
- Ensure that workforce development programs and services are aligned with current and future needs of job seekers and employers.
- Increase the number of skilled workers in Alabama’s labor pool.
- The Alabama economy is expected to expand by 2.4 percent in 2014, better than the growth rate of approximately 2.0 percent in 2013.
- Alabama’s labor force was 2,147,125 in May 2014; 2,000,057 employed with a 6.8% unemployment rate.
- By sector the top five employers in Alabama are manufacturing, health care services, retail trade, educational services and accommodation and food services.
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