Alabama sees nationís fourth largest jump in unemployment insurance claimsRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Oct 04 2012 11:22 PM
NOTE: As you read this article, remember my article about the BBQ place on South Oates Street. Remember the City of Dothan forced them to close because their BBQ pit was to close to the road. And the businesses along South Oates are closer than the BBQ pit was.
Remember I got onto the Commissioners of that district area, Albert Kirkland and John Craig because not one time did they ever go and try to save this business. Not one time.
Commissioner Albert Kirkland NEVER EVER tried to talk with the owner and the man City Manager Mike Weste brought in from Shelby County to tell us what to do in Dothan...Todd McDonald.
While the closing and loss of the 5 jobs was not a lot of jobs, the loss of the jobs is directly on the hands of the City of Dothan. And I hold Commissioner Albert Kirkland as one of those responsible. We know he helped 5 people go on unemployment. My questions is, how many jobs has Reading, Newsome, Kirkland, Barbaree, Snellgrove and baxley brought to Dothan? I know Mike Schmitz is working hard to bring jobs to Dothan. A lot is going on and Schmitz is working very hard to make some things happen.
But I can tell you...Albert Kirkland NEVER lifted one finger to attempt to save the 5 jobs that bordered his district!!!
Initial claims of unemployment insurance benefits in Alabama increased by 823 filers in the week that ended Sept. 22, the fourth-highest total of all 50 states, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.