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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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Allen named Assistant Director of Communications and External Affairs

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Jacqueline Allen to Assistant Director of Communications and External Affairs. Jacqueline has over 30 years of experience in communications and marketing with nearly 20 of that experience here at AIDT. Her responsibilities will include overseeing the communications, marketing & research and training development departments as well as

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A Smart Move for Alabama

Technology is advancing at a rapid pace and has had a profound impact on the manufacturing process. Factories have evolved, using intelligent and automated processes, making the concept of a smart factory a reality. The smart factory manufacturing experience is focused on transformative technical areas including: automation & robotics, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual

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AlabamaWorks! Conference 2020

Mark your calendars now and preregister for the state’s premier workforce conference to be held April 20-23 in Mobile, AL! AlabamaWorks! will be bringing together experts from business, industry, education, and workforce development to identify challenges, focus on solutions, and develop a more dynamic workforce for Alabama. Hear new and innovative approaches to workforce practices,

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