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The Birmingham area is the best destination to find a healthcare job in the United States,
according to a survey.
ABODO, the apartment search site, looked at data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2012 through 2016, narrowing down metropolitan statistical areas (MSA) that offer the best chances to find jobs in certain areas.
According to the study, Birmingham-Hoover has the highest concentration of health care and technical jobs in any the top 50 metro areas in the country, with a location quotient of 1.4. That number compares the ratio of national job density to the local ratio for that occupation.
Alabama cyber security programs ramp up amid rising threats
AUBURN, Alabama - Protecting the nation's infrastructure, industries and sensitive information in the digital age is the focus of advanced research taking place across Alabama.
Universities are boosting their research efforts in the field of cyber security, along with programs that produce highly skilled graduates.
Governor Kay Ivey also recently announced the formation of a new high school focusing on cyber technology and engineering, which will be based in Huntsville. The school will prepare Alabama's top students for jobs in these in-demand fields.
Any birthday is a journey in time. With Alabama's birthday coming up, a new education program aims at getting participants out on the road to discover the state's story.
The PastPort is a project of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. In a morning press conference at the Mercedes-Benz Visitor's Center in Vance, the project's sponsors introduced the concept to school children.
The PastPort is the 174-page official bicentennial publication is designed to be a guide to 300 of Alabama's historic places. It
is available here.