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Training Resources

AIDT

AIDT, an independent agency under the supervision and oversight of the Secretary of Commerce, encourages economic development through job-specific training. Training services are offered in many areas, at no cost, to new and expanding businesses throughout the State.

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Alabama Technology Network

The Alabama Technology Network, part of the Alabama Community College System, has the most extensive training and service offerings for business and industry, ensuring the best possible source for your business needs. These include Lean Manufacturing, Quality Systems and Engineering, Information Technology, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Environmental Safety and Health (ES&H), Business Services/Strategic Management, Industrial Maintenance, and Engineering and Technical Services.

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Programs

Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Workforce Development Division works with the Alabama Workforce Investment Board and Local Workforce Investment Boards to implement employment, training and career development programs.

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On-The-Job Training Program

There are two On-the-Job Training Programs: New Hire and Performance-Based Training. Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, the OJT Program gives individuals an opportunity to learn job skills and allow employers to train new employees while saving money and training costs.

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Rapid Response Team

Rapid Response Team provides on-site assistance to workers when plants announce layoffs. When plants close or substantial layoffs are implemented, the Rapid Response Team swiftly reacts and meets on-site with employers and employees affected by job losses. At the employee group meetings, workers receive information about unemployment compensation, pension benefits, job training, employment services, health insurance, credit counseling and many other services.

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Youth Programs

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funds provide services including programs for out-of-school youth that lack basic skills and are unemployed or underemployed and assistance for those with disabilities.

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Disability Resources

Resource for Employment And Disability Information

The Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) recognizes that business is an important customer and is committed to helping Alabama employers find solutions to disability-related issues.

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Hiring Veterans

VETS

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) is committed to helping America’s veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights. Learn more about how to hire a veteran.

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Hiring Incentives

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

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

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Federal Bonding Program

The FBP provides fidelity bonds to employers, giving them access to job seekers and opening doors of opportunity where none existed. The FBP, a unique hiring incentive tool, targets individuals whose backgrounds can pose significant barriers to securing or retaining employment

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Job Seeker Resources

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Training Resources

AIDT

AIDT, an independent agency under the supervision and oversight of the Secretary of Commerce, encourages economic development through job-specific training. Training services are offered in many areas, at no cost, to new and expanding businesses throughout the State.

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Alabama Community College System

The Alabama Community College System (ACCS) provides a wide range of services to help both job seekers and employers reach their potential. Job placement and training assistance are available through the Alabama Career Center System. Skills assessment and training programs are available for existing, expanding and new businesses through ATN.

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Alabama Technology Network

The Alabama Technology Network is a part of the Alabama Community College System and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership. ATN’s team of experts helps solve the needs of industry and business through innovative, sustainable, cost-effective solutions. We can conduct detailed needs assessments, outline potential solutions based on the results, and then provide technical assistance to help you solve those problems or identify those who can.

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On The Job

On The Job is a television show showcasing unique and often overlooked companies and educational opportunities in Alabama. On The Job provides an educational and informative outlet designed to give Alabama citizens a look at jobs available to them and the education and skills required to get these jobs and improve their lives.

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Vocational Rehabilitation Service

This the largest division within the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services. It helps Alabamians with disabilities achieve independence through employment.

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Alabama Workforce Programs and Grants

The Alabama Department of Commerce administers a variety of programs and grants to help enhance Alabama’s workforce and provide assistance to workers.

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CEFA

The Construction Education Foundation of Alabama is the training organization that is dedicated solely to construction trade training. CEFA- is supported by local contractors who believe that having trained workers on their job sites is vital to the success of their companies. All students who SUCCESSFULLY complete training will be referred to any available employment opportunities with our commercial contractor contacts.

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Go Build Alabama

Are you interested in learning more about careers in the construction industry right here in Alabama? You can find information about pay rates for different trades, and you will find paths to help you train and secure a job in the construction industry.

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Goodwill Community Foundation – Learn Free

The content on this site are all self-paced tutorials. This means these tutorials are available when you are, on your schedule. You can view one lesson or an entire tutorial. And you don’t have to create an account or sign in; you can start learning immediately…and every course is FREE.

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Alabama WIA Eligible Training Providers

This website is your guide to training programs approved by Alabama’s Workforce Investment Boards.

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Telamon Corporation—National Farmworker Jobs Program

Telamon is chartered as a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to improve the lives of those in need through the operation of a diverse array of programs for farmworkers, children from low-income families and other groups with special needs.

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Adult Learning Network

200 Tech resources for adults with available courses to fit your schedule.

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Career Planning

CareerOneStop

CareerOneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor website where you can find career, training, and job search resources just for you.

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Monster Career Advice

Monster.com is a great resource for some quick career advice.

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My Next Move

What do you want to do for a living? Explore your options by searching career options, browsing industries by categories, or if you’re not sure, tell us what you like to do and we will help you!

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My Skills, My Future

Tell us a job you’ve had, and we will help match the skills to another job you might like to explore.

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Career Tips for Women

Your career is impacted by the choices you make. These job search resources will help you weigh career options, research jobs, change careers, take career tests and obtain valuable employment tips.

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Christian Women’s Job Corps of Madison County

These job readiness classes are designed to provide an array of experiences and skills that will allow graduates to compete in the job market and create a better life for themselves and their families.

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Job Search

Alabama Joblink

Here is where you can make a quick job search and post your resume using this state resource.

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U.S. Government Jobs

Create a profile and explore unique hiring paths for government jobs.

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Alabama SPD

The Alabama State Personnel Department is an easy way to search and apply for jobs in Alabama State government.

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Alabama AOC

The Human Resources Division of the Administrative Office of Courts allows you to search for jobs in the judicial branch of government.

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ACCS Job Postings

The Alabama Community College System publicly advertises jobs located in the State Community Colleges as well as in the System Office.

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O*NET OnLine

O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

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What Color Is Your Parachute?

The best-selling author, Dick Bolles, describes two ways to hunt for a job: The Traditional Way, and the Parachute Way.

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Job-Hunt

Learn some tips and tricks for successful job hunting.

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U.S. Online Job Search

As its name implies, the U.S. Jobs by the National Labor Exchange will allow you to do a search for open jobs throughout the U.S. You can create an account and search jobs by state or by company, post your resume, and apply for jobs.

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Student Resources

Youth Programs

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funds provide services including programs for out-of-school youth that lack basic skills and are unemployed or underemployed and assistance for those with disabilities.

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Secondary Career and Technical Education Programs

Alabama’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs provide our high school students with job readiness skills and employability training. Students who complete CTE programs  gain industry recognized credentials and demonstrate immediate readiness to enter the world of work.

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K-12 Career Coach

Did you know that each high school in Alabama has a Career Coach to help students to prepare for the ever-changing world of the 21st Century? Find your Career Coach here.

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AlabamaWorks! Career SUCCESS Guides

The Career SUCCESS (Supporting Career Cluster Education for Students System) Guides were created to help students in Alabama learn more about careers, salaries, and the steps they need to take to reach their goals.

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Alabama GRIT

Graduate Ready. Impact Tomorrow., is a team of Alabama parents, educators, business leaders, military personnel, and other civic leaders who work together to ensure all of Alabama’s children have an opportunity to graduate from any of Alabama’s schools prepared for REAL LIFE– whether they are beginning college or a career.

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Older Worker Resources

Employment Training for Seniors

Are you a Senior looking to get back into the job market or an employer looking for a responsible and qualified employee? Then our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) might be the program for you! SCSEP provides community and worked-based training to seniors and assists in finding unsubsidized employment upon completion. SCSEP is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and enrollment in the training program is limited.

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RetirementJobs.com

The RetirementJobs.com (RJC) service is completely free for job seekers. They can help job seekers to easily identify job openings from employers they have certified or pre-certified as age friendly.

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SeniorJobBank.org

For more than a decade now, SeniorJobBank.org has been committed to bringing together employers with qualified older job seekers.

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Employment and Career Change Resources for Boomers

Here, you will find a host of expert writers and articles, job postings from friendly employers that attract those from the over 50 talent pool , and informative articles and helpful information related to job searching along with many other web site features. But their core mission is to find and provide job listings from employers truly interested in hiring from the over-50 community.

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BACK TO WORK 50+

This site connects struggling Americans 50+ with the information, support, training, and employer access they need to regain employment, advance in the workforce, and build financial capability and resiliency to prevent them from slipping into poverty later in life. BACK TO WORK 50+ is targeting 50+ job seekers at more than 20 sites across the country.

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Veteran Resources

My Next Move – For Veterans

You’ve served your country. Now you’re ready for a new challenge! What do you want to do for a living? Explore your options by searching career options, browsing industries by categories, or if you’re not sure, tell us what you like to do and we will help you!

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VetCentral

This is a search engine with hundreds of thousands of real and open jobs for Veterans. You will find job openings that connect directly to the listing company’s corporate website so when you submit your application it goes directly to the company. You can enter your MOS/MOC and branch of service to match your military occupation with open civilian job positions.

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Veteran Priority

The U.S. Department of Labor provides grant funds to the State of Alabama to provide employment and training services to eligible residents and workers. As a condition to receiving those funds, priority of service will be given to qualified veterans when referring individuals to job openings, DOL funded training programs or related services. To find out more, please visit your local career center.

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VETS—Veterans Employment and Training Services

VETS is committed to helping America’s veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.

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Continuing Education Resources for Veterans

Through federal programs, state-level grants and scholarships, school-sponsored initiatives, and the work of various non-profit organizations, there are any number of opportunities for qualifying veterans to pursue and obtain a college degree.

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Military.com – Transition Support

This site provides military to civilian transition support with featured articles and job search tools for veterans.

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Military.com – Veteran Employment Center

You can create a job search by entering keywords and your city/state to find veteran friendly companies with job openings.

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Veterans’ Guide to Careers After the Military

This guide will help veterans translate their military experience to a career, find the right degree and land a civilian job.

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Armed Forces Careers

This guide will help interested individuals explore potential career paths by providing a high-level overview of the Armed Forces, including a look at different roles, related skills, earning potential, and employment outlook.

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Unemployment Information

File Unemployment Compensation Claim

This is the Official Website for the Alabama Department of Labor Initial Claim for Unemployment Compensation Section.

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Unemployment Compensation Phone Numbers

Here you can file a claim by phone or check on an existing claim.

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Unemployment Compensation Information

Here you will find miscellaneous information about Unemployment Compensation that will help those who are filing for the first time

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