Top Headlines: Bessemer Amazon employees want to vote on unionization, HomTex gets $10.5 million to develop PPE

Bessemer Amazon employees want to vote on unionization
Workers at Amazon’s new facility in Bessemer have told the National Labor Relations Board they want to hold an election to create a bargaining unit. The 1,500 workers would be represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.  – The Washington Post

HomTex gets $10.5 million to develop PPE
Cullman County-based HomTex Inc. has received $10.5 million in CARES Act funding to expand to Selma and develop Personal Protection Equipment. The family-owned, minority-owned business will create 300-325 new jobs at its Dallas County location. – Alabama News Network

IBM gives Miles College $2 million for tech training
IBM will give Miles College $2 million as part of the company’s tech training initiative. It’s part of IBM’s $100 million Skills Academy initiative, which provides curriculum and educational tools to historically black colleges and universities. Miles is the 15th school in the program. –

Institute for Deaf and Blind will open Decatur campus
The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind has received more than $28 million to open a campus in Decatur. AIDB North will be a 160-acre campus and feature STEM, manufacturing and independent living educational programs for people who are blind, visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing. AIDB’s main campus is in Talladega. – WAAY 31

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