Goodyear, Back Forty Honored As Manufacturers Of Year

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s Gadsden plant and Back 40 Beer Co. of Gadsden have earned 2014 Manufacturer of the Year honors from the Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network. Goodyear was honored as Large Manufacturer of …

Plant Director: Goodyear’s Future In Gadsden Bright

Gordon Linkous, director of manufacturing at Goodyear’s Gadsden plant, said the facility has a bright future thanks in part to the efforts of retired employees. Linkous spoke Thursday at a luncheon for retirees at Convention Hall. The event was held …

Inteva Plant Adding Employees

With plans to add 95 employees in the next three months, the Inteva Products plant, 4605 Airport Road, will be hosting a job fair the next two Saturdays. Plant Manager Daryl R. Thomas said the job fair, which will include …

Unemployment Drops Locally, Rises Statewide

Etowah County’s unemployment rate ticked slightly downward in March, while the state rate rose, according to preliminary data released Friday by the Alabama Department of Labor. Etowah County’s jobless rate fell to 7.2 percent last month from 7.8 percent in …

McCain Looks To More Local Growth In 2014

Several projects on which the Gadsden-Etowah Industrial Development Authority has worked for several years will add new jobs to the local economy in 2014, according to Executive Director Mike McCain. McCain said most of those jobs will be automotive related, …

Employment Numbers Are Encouraging

The annual unemployment rate in Etowah County has been declining since 2009 and that trend will continue for 2013, according to Mike McCain, executive director of the Gadsden-Etowah Industrial Development Authority. According to Alabama Department of Labor statistics, Etowah County’s …

Etowah County Unemployment Rate Drops To Five-Year Low

Etowah County’s unemployment rate dropped significantly in November to a five-year low of 5.5 percent, according to Alabama Department of Labor statistics. The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.2 percent from the October rate of 6.4 percent. This is the …