Help Birmingham service industry workers and tip online

Support Birmingham service industry workers like the wonderful team at Queen’s Park! Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Supporting the Birmingham service industry just got SO much easier. Now, after you finish a meal or make yourself a drink at home, you can send service industry workers a tip online. Find out more about the service and how to add your info if you work in the Birmingham service industry. 

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Looking for a full-time job? Amazon is hiring 1500 in Bessemer now!

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Hard to believe the groundbreaking at the Bessemer Fulfillment Center was back in October 2018. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

With the new Bessemer Fulfillment Center in its final stages, Amazon is hiring 1,500 full-time positions right now. Read on to learn more, including how to apply.

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From Silicon Valley to Birmingham. Alabama Futures Fund brings new businesses to the Magic City

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Founder Peter Vogt has started building his Birmingham team with local talent. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Prepaid2Cash is a Silicon Valley startup that made it onto our radar last summer following an investment from the Alabama Futures Fund (AFF). Since then, the AFF has stayed busy—keep reading to check out their four most recent ventures.

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Calling moms/guardians and 6-12th-grade daughters: learn about construction careers Mar. 10!

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Yes we can. Photo courtesy of Central Six AlabamaWorks!

Birmingham is known for having a strong presence of companies in the construction industry. The Power UP: It’s a Mother-Daughter Thing event on March 10 educates women about careers in this field and empowers women to pursue them. And yes, power tools are involved! Register now.

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“A destination for innovation.” The Switch is coming to downtown Birmingham

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The pink grid is the area now classified as “The Switch.” Map courtesy of REV Birmingham

Downtown Birmingham just. keeps. going. Big plans have been getting announced left and right, and we are loving in energy in our Magic City. A new brand for Birmingham’s innovation district was just unveiled, and we’ve got all the details.

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The Birmingham Promise—How the City of Birmingham and UAB are making college more accessible

UAB President Ray Watts and Mayor Randall Woodfin are helping forge the future of young students. Photo via Randall Woodfin’s Facebook.

Mayor Woodfin and the City of Birmingham emphasized the importance of investing in education with the Birmingham Promise. This trailblazing program introduces Birmingham City School students to unbelievable opportunities where they gain priceless work experience and encourages education beyond high school.

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