At the height of the lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our region's manufacturers and businesses idled their operations and sidelined thousands of workers who call West Alabama home. Our state's unemployment rate increased from 3.5% in March to 13.8% in April as businesses closed down in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Clearly, this was an unsustainable trend that would have led to economic calamity for our state's citizens had it continued.
While we acknowledge that it is important to be back to work, it is equally important that we stay at work. This will be harder to do if the current COVID-19 trends in our state and region continue.
"Let's Keep West Alabama Working" is a grassroots campaign designed to encourage safety beyond the workplace. Download our business kit to help spread the word and Keep West Alabama Working!
Are you a childcare organization with openings this fall?
Help us as we compile a database for working parents who may need new childcare options due to COVID-19. Simply fill out the form, and we’ll add your information to the database. This database will be shared with Chamber membership via emails, website and social media.
Whether you're a traditional or nontraditional provider, we want to hear from you!