Top Headlines: Mazda Toyota employs 750; Boeing to lay off additional 7,000

750 employed, new logo at Mazda Toyota
The under-construction Mazda Toyota Manufacturing facility in Huntsville has hired more than 750 employees, with plans for 2,500 more. A new corporate logo has been developed with Decatur-based agency Red Sage Communications.  – Decatur Daily

Boeing to lay off 7,000 more
Boeing, which has a heavy presence in Huntsville, is laying off 7,000 more workers, on top of the 19,000 announced this summer. The company cited the effects of the pandemic and continued grounding of its new 737 Max aircraft. Most of the new layoffs will be in Washington state. – Alabama Public Radio

Cahaba Brewing launches scholarship for women
Birmingham’s Cahaba Brewing Company’s Certified Beer Certification Scholarship will be available to women who want to obtain certification through the Cicerone Certification Program, which educates beer professionals. The scholarship application is available online until Nov. 11. –

Three new mental health centers announced by Ivey
Gov. Kay Ivey says three mental health crisis diversion centers will be built in Montgomery, Mobile and Huntsville. The centers are meant to care for people with mental illnesses, allowing them to be treated rather than going to a hospital or, in some cases, jail. – WTVM-9

Fauci addresses UAB COVID-19 symposium
Dr. Anthony Fauci, a lead member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, addressed the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s COVID-19 Research Symposium Wednesday, telling UAB staff, faculty and trainees in a virtual keynote speech that he was “cautiously optimistic” that by the end of the year, we’ll know that we will have a safe and effective vaccine for the coronavirus. – UAB News

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