Cullman, Alabama consistently attracts new industries to the area in part because of the community’s highly trained and dedicated workforce. Cullman’s labor pool is comprised of residents in six counties and contains a large percentage of underemployed workers.
Employment (November 2016)
|Civilian Labor Force||Employment||Unemployment||Unemployment Rate|
|*Source: Alabama Department of Labor|
|State of Alabama||2,194,754||2,065,967||128,787||5.9%|
Workforce Data Reports
There are over 15,000 people living in Cullman County who travel outside of the county for work every day. This is a large pool for employers to draw from when recruiting for their companies. Over 10,000 people live in neighboring counties and drive into Cullman every day to work.
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Cullman County Commuting Patterns – Inflow / Outflow Characteristics
Low Union Representation
Only one of Cullman County’s 120+ manufacturing and distribution companies has unionized employees, and that is just a portion of the company. No new manufacturing unions have been organized in Cullman County since 1970. Less than 0.5% of Cullman County’s workforce is represented by organized labor.
Alabama Association of Employers
Cullman is one of five North Central Alabama counties belonging to the Alabama Association of Employers. This organization monitors third party activity and offers suggestions on how companies can deal more effectively with organized labor and other issues. The association’s main focus is to promote a healthy labor climate and address labor concerns.