Job Seeker Services

Connect with a Career Center Today

In order to meet the growing need for businesses to hire and train skilled workers, we partner with the regional Career Centers to offer a range of services to the workforce in Southeast AlabamaWorks. Services vary depending on which location you visit, but all Career Centers exist to help you succeed. Please reach out to a Career Center near you to take advantage of the wonderful services they offer!

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Services Offered for Job Seekers

  • Employment service work registration
  • General information on filing for unemployment compensation

  • Eligibility determination for training programs

  • Public resource area for self-directed job search

  • Local, state and national job search

  • Career center counseling and placement assistance

  • Receive a preliminary assessment of skill levels, aptitudes, and abilities

  • Obtain information on employment-related services, including local education and training providers

  • Computers and data terminals with internet access/basic office software

  • Communication links to employers via fax, phone, and email

  • Resume preparation and copying

  • Printed job resource materials

  • Labor market information

And more!

Are you looking for a new job?

There are many resources that are available to all our regional citizens. Anyone seeking employment, the resources listed below will provide you with limitless opportunities to find your dream career. 

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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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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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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It’s not always easy to decide on a career – after all, the choice you make will determine how you spend much of your time for years or decades to come. Luckily, there are tons of resources out there to help you assess your talents, skills and interests, along with many informative articles, blogs, and podcasts on the subject.

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U.S. Government Jobs

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

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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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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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Learn some tips and tricks for successful job hunting.

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Get the training you need, when you need it.

For those looking to enhance their job skills or find employment, sometimes new job training can help provide a needed boost. To search for available training programs, financial aid and other resources, visit the Eligible Training Provider List website at


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

AIDT – Training Programs for Jobs
AIDT – Alabama Ready to Work
AIDT – Ready to Work Brochure
AIDT – Classes

Adult Education

The Alabama Workforce Invest Area’s (AWIA) goal for Adult services is to provide workforce investment activities that increase the employment, occupational attainment, and retention and earning of participants, which will improve the quality of the workforce, reduce welfare dependency, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of Alabama’s economy. There is a priority for eligible low income and welfare recipients and for certain veterans or veteran spouses to receive specific services.

Adult Education Training Programs
Adult WorkReady Programs
Apprenticeship Alabama
Alabama WIOA Eligible Training Providers

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.

Apprentice Training Program – GoBuild Alabama

Youth Programs

The Alabama Workforce Investment Area (AWIA) offers innovative programs to assist out-of-school youth and other youth with significant barriers to employment between the ages of 16-24 by providing a broad array of activities designed for educational and occupational skills training.

Youth WorkReady Programs


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.

CEFA Training

Vocational Rehabilitation Service

Vocational Rehabilitation Service (VRS), the largest division within the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, helps Alabamians with disabilities achieve independence through employment.  VRS provides specialized employment- and education-related services and training to assist teens and adults with disabilities in becoming employed. In addition, VRS partners and collaborates with the State Department of Education, local school systems, technical schools, community colleges, four-year colleges, and universities to develop statewide school-to-work, postsecondary, and adult life programs to help students with disabilities succeed in secondary and postsecondary education and transition to employment.

Rehab Alabama

Family Services

Organizations where leaders focus on the human toll of child abuse, teen pregnancy, high school dropout rates and illiteracy in the community. These groups are social services agency offering prevention and intervention services that strengthen families and help them help themselves to improve the quality of life for families.

Saliba Center for Families

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.


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.

GCF Learn Free

Career Planning 

Do you ned help or advice on what your next move should be? Do you have a plan? Check out these resources that can get you where you need to go and help provide that link between you and your next job!t.


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

CareerOneStop – Worker ReEmployment
CareerOneStop – Skills ToolKit

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!



Do you need help developing a resume or cover letter? Checkout Hloom!


Ultimate Medical Academy

The UMA Blog covers information and advice for employers and workers at the intersection of healthcare, education, and employment. Our contributors are intimately familiar with a wide range of subjects covering professional development, career advancement, workplace politics, healthcare industry-specific topics, personal finance, education and so much more. Learn what you need to get ahead and stay ahead!

The Complete Guide to Creating Your Resume

Monster Career Advice is a great resource for some quick career advice.

Monster Career Advice

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.

My Skills, My Future

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.

Career Tips for Women


Check out these great resources for Customized Resumes, & Cover Letters, Professional, Interview  Advice,  Personalized Job Alerts, and Company Directories.

Live Career

Adult Learning Directory

The team recently created the Adult Learning Directory to make it easy for adults who are interested in taking online courses in Coding, IT, Computer Literacy, Web/Graphic Design or Business on the Web. The Adult Learning Directory includes 200 available online courses!

Adult Learning Directory

Career Opportunity

Check out the data that supports the regional workforce needs.

Education and Training Outlook
High Wage by Education Level
Industry Change and Distribution
Industry Employment Trend by Age Group
Occupational Location Quotients
Employer Benefits
Regional Joblink Resumes Posted – Top 30 Occupations
Skills Survey Report – 2013
Top 40 Unemployment Claimants by Occupations
Turnover Rates by Industry Sector
Regional Worker Profile Report

Those about to transition into civilian life will find employment, training, and benefit information and resources at CareerOneStop’s Veterans ReEmployment.

Veteran and Military Transition Center
Spouse Resource Center

This Advisor assists Veterans, Service Members and all those who support them to quickly and easily navigate information and resources on a range of topics.

VETS Resource Advisor

Veteran Resources

Services to assist those that serve our country.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is an excellent source of information on topics such as Health Care, Benefits, Burials & Memorials, VA Jobs, Board of Veterans’ Appeals, Public Affairs, Congressional Affairs, Business Opportunities and Veteran Data.

Department of Veteran Affairs

The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service promotes the economic security of America’s veterans through programs designed to minimize unemployment and underemployment among veterans with service-connected disabilities and other targeted veterans groups.

Alabama Veterans Resources

Veterans all across the United States deal with a variety of challenges. For example, many veterans struggle financially after leaving the military. Medical problems and homelessness are also common concerns among veterans. Resolving each of these issues is essential to improving the quality of life for veterans and their families.

Fortunately, a number of organizations in the state of Alabama are dedicated to providing services for this population. From food delivery to educational assistance, veterans in this state can find the resources they need to solve almost any problem. See the link above for some of the organizations in Alabama that serve veterans.

Visit VETS Website

Career Success Stories

“Not all places in the world have the same opportunity. Last Fall, I was given the chance to enroll in a career technical program that could not only potentially provide me an awesome job, but will also help to further my education; thus, making me useful in multiple fields. I am eternally grateful to you for giving back to the community, and opening doors for me and others to run full speed ahead into something that will stay with us the rest of our lives. Thank you for allowing me to build on my life, while also giving me and others the chance to learn the basics of building with metal.”

Wallace Community College Sheet Program Attendee