Gadsden Industrial Development Authority
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Population

384,000 persons live within a 30-mile, labor-drawing radius of Gadsden's airport.


Unemployment

2,937 residents of Etowah County were unemployed as of July, 2015 according to the Alabama Department of Labor, constituting an unemployment rate of 6.7%.


Underemployment

Approximately 13,000 are underemployed in Etowah County, according to estimates prepared by the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Alabama.


Job Applicants

3,802 job seekers had active applications for work on file at the Gadsden Career Center office, as of July 8, 2015. 


Commuting Patterns

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 16,550 Etowah County residents commute outside the county to work, and 14,343 of those employed in the Gadsden area commute in from other counties.


High School Graduates

A total of 1,038 students graduated from high school in May 2014, in the Gadsden City, Attalla City and Etowah County school systems.


Community College Students

612 students enrolled in industrial-related technology training classes at Gadsden State Community College for the 2014 Fall semester.


Employment and employee staffing services

Gadsden Office, Alabama Career Center System
Larry Foster
216 North 6th Street
Gadsden, AL 35901
256-546-4667
Larry.Foster@alcc.alabama.gov

Elwood Staffing Service
Helen Hancock
200-B West Meighan Blvd.
Gadsden, AL 35901
256-543-2833
gadsden.al@elwoodstaffing.com

First Choice Personnel
Dusty Stinson
225 Broad Street
Gadsden, AL 35901
256-549-0005
dusty@maxstaf.com

Lyons HR
Bruce Cornutt
112 Court Street
Gadsden, AL 35901
256-546-9493
bcornutt@lyonshr.com

Manpower, Inc.
Mercedie Brewington
233 Broad Street
Gadsden, AL 35901
256-543-1474
mercedie.brewington@na.manpower.com

Nu Personnel, Inc.
John Pennington
114 Rainbow Industrial Blvd.
Rainbow City, AL 35906
256-952-2445
John@nupersonnel.com

Personnel Staffing, Inc.
Tina Gregerson
309 South 5th Street
Gadsden, AL 35901
256-547-0995
tina@personnelstaffing.com

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Gadsden-Etowah County Industrial Development Authority
Gadsden-Etowah County Industrial Development Authority
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One Commerce Square • Gadsden, AL 35901
Phone: 256.543.9423 • Fax: 256.547.2351
Gadsden-Etowah County Industrial Development Authority One Commerce Square, Gadsden AL 35901 Phone.256.543.9423 Fax.256.547.2351