Career Centers 2017-09-05T16:32:22+00:00

Career Center Services

Providing Services to Employers and Job Seekers Throughout Alabama

As an Employer, Alabama Career Centers
can provide you many services and resources.

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As a Job Seeker, Alabama Career Centers
can help you find and prepare for your next job.

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Employer Services

Alabama Joblink

Career Center staff will assist you in creating your FREE Employer Account. We can even complete the job orders for you including listing the job, taking applications, screening applications, and setting up interviews for you. With your Employer Account, you can manage your company profile, post your job openings, search for applicants, save searches and resumes, and receive email and text updates on new resumes…and it’s fast and easy!

Pre-Employment Screening

Career Center staff will screen applications for you to make sure the job seekers meet your job requirements, and then provide you with qualified applications.

Recruitment/Job Fairs

As an Employer, Alabama Joblink allows you to write your own job orders, search resumes by skill words, and announce time and place for job fair events. If you wish to advertise your job fair on Alabama Joblink, contact your local Career Center manager.

Assistance with Closings/ Layoffs

If your company is closing or laying off employees, the Department of Commerce Rapid Response Unit can help. Our Career Center staff will attend Rapid Response meetings to inform your employees of the services offered through the Career Center.

Workplace Soft Skills Workshops

Career Center staff can come to your place of business to provide your employees with Soft Skills Workshops, (e.g. Team Building, Work Ethics, Time Management, etc.)

Do You Need Facility Resources?

Job Fairs

Career Centers will provide free space for employers who would like to conduct hiring events.

Office equipment

Our Career Centers offer copier, fax, and email services to employers.

Office/Conference Room Space

Career Centers offer free office and conference room space for you to interview candidates for job openings and to conduct new employee orientation training. Our Career Center staff can even assist you with setting up appointment times and any other needs you may have. Some Career Centers even have video equipment available for you to conduct video interviews.

On-the-Job Training

Our OJT program is designed to assist you in hiring entry level employees, and it provides wage reimbursement at a minimum of 50% of the participant’s wage to compensate you for the costs involved with training and supervision.

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Incumbent Worker Training

Our IWT program provides customized training for your employees that may be seeking to prevent job loss caused by obsolete skills or technological changes.

Youth Programs

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act offers employers opportunities to utilize WIOA funding for paid Internships for qualified Youth to gain meaningful work experience. The internships are available for private (for-profit) employers.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.

Federal Bonding Program

Career Center staff offers information on the Federal Bonding Program to provide Fidelity Bonds that guarantee honesty for “at-risk,” hard-to-place job seekers. The bonds cover the first six months of employment. There is no cost to the job applicant or the employer.

Labor Market Information

The Labor Market Division will provide employers regional market trends, high wage and high demand occupations, skills gaps, etc.

Job Seeker Services

Need Assistance Finding a Job?

Employment Registration and Job Search

Career Center staff will assist you in completing your registration for employment in Alabama Joblink which matches qualified workers with employers in the area.

Resume Writing and Interview Guidance

Career Center staff will help you gather your work history so you can prepare a professional resume that you can print at any time. Career Center staff will also provide interviewing tips and guide you so you can get the job you want.

Job Referrals and Placement Assistance

Career Center staff will work with your to determine your education and skills levels in order to assist in locating and securing employment in your chosen career field.

Job Search Workshops

Career Center staff offer Job Search Workshops in both one-on-one and group settings. Workshops may include: Preparing a Resume, Interviewing Skills, Choosing the Right Career For You, Where are the Jobs?, Tips for Finding the Right Job, Time Management Skills, Dress for Success, Team Work, Got the Job. Keep the Job., Getting Along With Co-Workers, and many more.

Career Center Resource Room

The Career Center Resource room offers you access to computers for job searching, completing online applications, updating resumes and provides access to copiers, fax, and email services. Tutorials are also available for keyboarding, computer skills, career exploration, and basic skills remediation.

WIOA Opportunities for Job Seekers

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to strengthen and improve our nation’s public workforce system and help get Americans into high-quality jobs and careers.

Financial Aid and Training Referral

If you qualify, funding for area colleges and other training providers listed on the Eligible Training Provider List is available through the WIOA. Assistance with Pell Grant Information and Program Information for Area Colleges and Universities is also available at your local Career Center.

Work-Based Learning/Internship Training

Youth ages 18-24 who qualify under the WIOA may be eligible to participate in the Work-Based/Internship training program. The goal of the program is to provide meaningful employment to youth in hopes of retaining employment full time after the program ends.

On The Job Training

If you qualify for the WIOA OJT Program, Career Center Staff will work with you in finding meaningful employment with an employer who is willing to train you for the position. Once the Career Center is able to match you with an employer, the employer will receive a reimbursement of at least 50% of  your wages to offset the costs involved during the training period.

Youth Programs

Certain service areas provide WIOA Youth Programs for eligible youth aged 18-24. Career Center staff work with Youth Service Providers to help you determine your career goals and then identify and overcome any barriers that may prevent you from reaching those goals.

Other Opportunities for Job Seekers

Adult Education Services

The Career Centers provide assistance with academic remediation, GED preparation, and assistance with obtaining a Non-Traditional High School Diploma.

Veterans’ Services

All Veterans and eligible spouses receive priority of services at the Career Centers to assist you in the transition to civilian employment. Veterans with significant barriers to employment can work one-on-one with a Veterans Representative to assist you in overcoming any obstacles and developing a plan to achieve full employment in a successful career.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors are available to assist job seekers with disabilities to achieve independence through employment. VRS provides specialized employment- and education-related services and training to assist teens and adults with disabilities in becoming employed. The types of services available through VRS are as varied as the people it serves and are designed specifically to meet the needs of each individual. Services can include educational services, vocational assessment, evaluation and counseling, job training, assistive technology, orientation and mobility training, and job placement.