Employer Services


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.

Alabama Technology Network

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.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 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.

Apprenticeship Alabama

The Alabama Apprenticeship program is a rigorous combination of industry-specific training, on-the-job training and classroom theory taught over a 3- to 4-year period. Apprentices will receive a wage, giving them an “earn as you learn” training experience that specifically meets a company’s workforce needs. Most importantly upon completion of the program, the apprentice will have a transportable credential that will help them earn a higher wage.

GO BUILD ALABAMA – Apprenticeship Programs

Alabama’s Skilled Worked are a proud, elite group. Our state’s construction and trade industries are being tasked with helping to build a better tomorrow. GO BUILD ALABAMA helps individuals master a trade and discover there are no limits to what they can accomplish.

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.

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.

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.

Hiring Veterans

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.

Apprenticeship Alabama

In January 2017, the Alabama Department of Commerce officially launched Apprenticeship Alabama, a program committed to ensuring employers in Alabama have the tools needed to develop an industry-driven, Registered Apprenticeship (RA) program. The program offers tax credits to companies that hire qualified apprentices who receive classroom or industry-specific instruction and on-the-job training.

Apprenticeship Alabama follows the U.S. Department of Labor guidelines for apprenticeships and focuses on five industry sectors targeted in the state’s strategic plan for growth, Accelerate Alabama:

  • Healthcare

  • Construction/Carpentry

  • Information Technology

  • Distribution/Transportation/Logistics

  • Advanced Manufacturing/Industrial Maintenance

Benefits of a Registered Apprenticeship

  • Reduce turnover

  • Increase productivity

  • Proven training model

  • Pipeline for skilled workers

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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

Industry is a driving part of our workforce.

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ACT News

The ACT organization has a multitude of resources that will allow business and industry to identify employees based on a range of skills and qualifying scores on their exams.

Condition of College and Career Readiness 2016 – Alabama
ACT Workforce Solutions
What is ACT WorkKeys?

Southeast Worlds of Work

As a project of the Southeast AlabamaWorks, Inc., Southeast WOW is an interactive career experience for almost 5,000 eighth grade students from 10 counties in Alabama: Barbour, Bulter, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston and Pike Counties; as well as three counties from southwest Georgia and three counties from northwest Florida. Students will participate in fun, educational and hands-on experiences while they learn about the vast career options available here in our local region. The Southeast WOW gives students and educators an overview of high-demand, high-wage career opportunities which address the workforce needs in our region and beyond and an Ignite a Future!

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Business Success Stories

We plan to bring you many success stories very soon about our employers and their employees. Working with first-class employers and finding world-class employees is a top priority of Southeast AlabamaWorks!