Back to Work: Data jobs, short-term IT training, and scholarships for women

Take a look at some workplace opportunities we found around the country

New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the jobless rate in the U.S. dropped to 3.6% last month – translating to about 6 million unemployed people. In addition, the economy added 431,000 jobs.

Job openings in the U.S. dropped to 11.3 million in February, according to the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

WorkingNation is always hunting for jobs and training programs around the country. This week, we focused on Alabama, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.

From Alabama: The Gasden Times reports Snead State Community College received grant funding to provide scholarships for career skills training for up to 15 women in the Marshall County area.

From Missouri:  KY3 reports the Missouri Job Center in Springfield is starting an apprenticeship program to fill city and county job openings.

From North Carolina: WECT reports the North Carolina Chamber Foundation is asking stakeholders to collaborate and share best practices that will connect learning institutions with employers to address workforce needs.

From Oklahoma: The Norman Transcript reports a German-based data company is opening its North American headquarters in Pryor creating 300 new jobs.

From Tennessee: WDEF reports a Chattanooga nonprofit is providing a nine-week, IT training program to local residents.

Did you miss our previous Back to Work stories from around the country? Catch up here.