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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

  1. Maximize efficiency, effectiveness, and responsiveness of the Alabama Career Center System.
  2. Ensure that workforce development programs and services are aligned with current and future needs of job seekers and employers.
  3. Increase the number of skilled workers in Alabama’s labor pool.

Fast Facts

  • 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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