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 you with employers in the area. Visit www.joblink.alabama.gov to find the job you want.
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 you 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 and Soft Skills 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, Get 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. *See https://www.etpl.alabama.gov
Work-Based Learning/Internship Training – Youth ages 18-24 who qualify under the WIOA may be eligible to participate in theWork-Based/lnternship 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 can help you find meaningful employment with an employer who is willing to train you. You find a job you really want, and the employer receives a reimbursement of up to a minimum of 50% of the your wages to offset the costs involved with training and supervision of you.
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.
Apprenticeship Alabama - Alabama Career Center staff work with the Alabama Department of Commerce in marketing & enrollment in training opportunities through the Apprenticeship Alabama Program.
OTHER JOB SEEKER SERVICES
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.