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Alabama's network of One-Stop Career Centers

Alabama's network of One-Stop Career Centers and satellites are strategically located throughout the state. Job development, occupational and educational training, vocational rehabilitation, veterans' services and unemployment insurance information are offered. Employers work with local centers to locate employees with specific skills, and the goal is to consolidate the delivery of services at a single location. Many centers are electronically linked with partner agencies, such as the Alabama Departments of Labor, Human Resources, Rehabilitation Services, and Education, the two-year college system, and others.

Find your local Career Center here!

Services to Employers Available at Career Centers:

  • Recruiting assistance/Job listings and résumé searches through our website.
  • Veterans Services - The veterans’ staff often refers qualified veterans to local employers who are seeking employees. As new employment opportunities become available, the LVER conducts veteran résumé searches to seek out potential qualified applicants. A daily email is sent to every veteran currently registered with the Career Center advertising local job openings. The veterans’ staff often refers qualified veterans to local employers who are seeking employees. As new employment opportunities become available, the LVER conducts veteran résumé searches to seek out potential qualified applicants. A daily email is sent to every veteran currently registered with the Career Center advertising local job openings.
  • Pre-employment screening
  • Office space for interviews. Career Centers have ample interview space. These rooms and more are available to reserve for your recruiting needs.
  • On the Job Training (OJT) - The OJT Program allows an employer to receive reimbursement of hourly wages paid to a trainee.
  • Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP) - In a constantly changing marketplace that requires new technology and demands new skills, the Incumbent Worker Training Program helps Alabama employers cover expenses for workers to upgrade and acquire new skills, helping companies to meet foreign competition, avoid layoffs and stay open.
  • Assistance with closings/layoffs - ADECA's Workforce Development Division provides on-site assistance to workers when plants announce layoffs. Once ADECA receives notice of plant closings or substantial layoffs, the Rapid Response Team swiftly reacts and meets on-site with employers and employees affected by job losses.
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credits - 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. WOTC joins other workforce programs that incentivize workplace diversity and facilitate access to good jobs for American workers.
  • Labor Market Information – Our Labor Market Information Division can provide useful statistical and demographic information regarding the workforce in any particular area, such as average educational levels, commuting times, and wage data.

Services to Jobseekers:

  • Résumé Building
  • Career and Job Search Assistance
  • Resource Room – computers with internet access to help connect jobseekers who do not have internet access to available openings that require on-line application processes. Other services available to jobseekers in our resource room: job/career exploration; copier, fax, and telephone access; labor market information; academic skills assessments; community resource information.
  • Internet Job Search
  • Computer Training Tutorials
  • Copier/Fax/Telephone Access
  • GED Preparation
  • Community Resource Information
  • Labor Market Information
  • Job Shops
  • Specialized Training and College Tuition Workforce Assistance for individuals eligible under the Workforce
  • Investment Opportunity Act
  • On-The-Job Training
  • Job and Career Guidance
  • Job and Career Videos
  • Unemployment Insurance Information
  • Individual Career Assessment
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Armed Forces/Military Literature
  • Veteran's Resources
  • Employee Development Workshops
  • Skills Assessment
  • GED Preparation
  • Job Readiness
  • Career Exploration information
  • Job Referrals
  • Job Search Service
  • Community Resource Information