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Find the right people for the right job in Baldwin County

 

Workforce Quick Facts: 

  • Unemployment rate of 5.4%    Source: Alabama Department of Labor 
  • Over 500,000 employees located within a 60 mile radius
  • Median Household Income: $50,593
  • Average Commute Time: 26 minutes
  • Commuting from Baldwin County: 29,229
  • Commuting to Baldwin County: 17,250
  • Population is increasing at a rate of 2% to 4% each year

 

Labor Force
Bachelors Degree or higher 26.60%
High School Degree or higher 87.49%
White Collar Workers 56%
Blue Collar Workers 43%
Universities in Community 1
Universities in Community + 50 miles 7
Community Colleges in Community 1
Community Colleges in Community + 50 miles 9

 

Workforce Training

  • Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council
    • One of the premier workforce development coalitions in the U.S.
    • 40 business leaders, 6 community college presidents, 13 school system superintendents along with a staff of full time professionals working together to ensure a steady supply of qualified workers
    • Focus on recruiting and training for aerospace, manufacturing, maritime, healthcare and construction industries
  • Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT)
    • Rated one of the Top 10 State Training Programs in the U.S.
    • Comprehensive free training for new and expanding companies
    • Program development, applicant recruiting and screening, pre-employment training, on-the-job training, mobile training units, management training, and production of training materials
  • Go Build Alabama
    • Statewide awareness, recruitment and training initiative for the construction industry and skilled trades
    • Focus on closing the skills gap in today’s construction industry
    • Fostering awareness in high school students and beyond
  • Alabama Career Centers
    • The Baldwin County Career Centers offer qualified businesses incentives to hire and retrain workers including training and curriculum development and a 50% reimbursement on wages for the duration of the training period