Inaugural AlabamaWorks! Innovator Awards Presented

The inaugural AlabamaWorks! Innovator Awards were presented by Governor Ivey and Deputy Secretary of Commerce Ed Castile at the AlabamaWorks! Virtual Conference. The awards were developed to highlight people and programs across the state that take an innovative approach to solving workforce challenges and help advance Governor Ivey’s Success Plus attainment goal of adding 500,000

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Learn essential skills & elevate your career

We’re partnering with Coursera – the world’s learning platform – to provide Alabamians with a transformative learning experience that empowers all of you to thrive at your job, develop a new skill, and drive positive change in your career development. Courses are offered at no-charge through Dec 31, 2020.   To get started, complete the

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AlabamaWorks Conference Goes Virtual

COVID-19 altered many plans in 2020, one of those being the state’s premier workforce event – the AlabamaWorks Conference! Recognizing that challenges facing the state’s workforce still need to be addressed and innovative ideas still need to be shared, AlabamaWorks pivoted to develop a completely virtual workforce conference. On September 17, 2020 from 8 am

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Business Facilities ranked AIDT number two in the country.

Business Facilities, an economic development-focused publication, ranked AIDT number two in the country within the rebranded Workforce Development / Talent Acquisition category. This ranking marks eight consecutive years AIDT has placed in the top five of the rankings with seven of those years in the top two. AIDT is the primary workforce training agency in

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Alabama COVID-19 Resources

Here is a list of resources for those dealing with the fall-out associated with COVID-19:   ALtogether ALtogether is a one-stop-shop where Alabamians can ask for help or lend a hand during the COVID-19 crisis. This response effort is designed to connect businesses, nonprofits, and people that need help with the right program partners–and to

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Postponed events and classes

Classes and events that have been cancelled can be found on this page.   Trainees scheduled for classes that have been canceled will be notified via email and phone. If you have not received a notification that a class has been canceled, then the class is still planning to meet. If you are sick or

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AlabamaWorks Conference 2020 Postponed

This month our nation and state are facing an unprecedented public health crisis. As we work with leaders, educators, businesses and industry across Alabama to address the immediate and long-term concerns of the workforce community we have made the decision to postpone the AlabamaWorks 2020 Conference originally scheduled for April 20-23. New conference dates will

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State of Alabama has been approved for Disaster Assistance

State of Alabama has been approved for Disaster Assistance, from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), that will serve to help our Small Business Community and our Community as a Whole. As a result, Small Business Owners, in the entire State of Alabama, are eligible to apply for Assistances. For more info & to apply

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Rapid Response Services Available for Laid Off WAITR Employees

In response to the pending layoff of employees for WAITR, the Alabama Department of Commerce and AlabamaWorks! State Rapid Response Team stand ready to assist affected employees with resources and guidance. Once the layoff occurs, affected WAITR employees will be considered “Dislocated Workers”, which potentially qualifies them for benefits through the WIOA (Workforce Innovative Opportunity

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The Workforce Superhighway – Stay Clear of Malfunction Junction

By Ed Castile, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Workforce Development Divison, Director of AIDT   As you merge onto the Workforce Super Highway in search of that dream career, don’t venture into dead ends or get lost at malfunction junction. Instead, look for signs directing you to AlabamaWorks! There are several ways to enter the workforce

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