Top Headlines: No layoffs, furloughs at Alabama airports, Buc-ee’s plans to hire 200 for its Leeds location

Alabama’s airports have avoided having to layoff or furlough their workforces during COVID-19. (Photo courtesy Delta Airlines)

No layoffs, furloughs at Alabama airports
Alabama’s major airports in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery have not had to lay off or furlough their workforce because of COVID-19. That’s attributed to cost-cutting and grants from the CARES Act. –

Regions, ServisFirst lead in PPP loans
Birmingham-based Regions Bank and ServisFirst Bank top the list of banks giving PPP loans in Alabama. Regions has given 6,820 loans totaling just over $722 million, and ServisFirst has given 3,254 at just under $700 million. They are followed by Kabbage Inc., Synovus Bank and BBVA USA. – Yahoo News

Buc-ee’s plans to hire 200 for its Leeds location
Buc-cee’s, which plans to open its second location in Alabama in Leeds on Jan. 25, is looking for up to 200 employees. The Texas-based mega-convenience store is conducting in-person interviews, but applicants must begin the process online. –

Talladega company awarded Air Force contract
International Enterprises Inc. in Talladega will make modular low-power radio frequency and dual-mode transmitter repairs on F-16s under the terms of a new contract it has been awarded. The $12,4769,948 contract runs through December 2025.  – Clearance Jobs

Northport launches business directory
Northport’s businesses have another avenue to reach customers, with launching this week. The website is a free tool to help local businesses get their information out. – Patch

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