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Governor announces grant to help unemployed workers

The following is a news release from the Governor's Press Office.

MONTGOMERY - Alabama workers who have recently lost their jobs and are seeking employment may be getting some help thanks to a $1.3 million grant awarded by Governor Bob Riley.

Governor Riley directed the funding to be used by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education to provide job skill training to recently displaced workers. The grant was made with money the state received from the federal stimulus law.

"There are many Alabamians who need help in this down economy.  The training funded with this grant will help some of them who have lost their jobs recently to learn new skills and, hopefully, reenter the workforce as quickly as possible," said Governor Riley.

Eligible recipients are workers who have been displaced within the last six months and whose former employer received assistance through the state's Rapid Response Team. The team provides on-site assistance for employees when companies announce closings or workforce reductions.

The training will be provided by the state's two-year college system and private training institutions which have met state qualifications.

Those seeking assistance should contact their local Career Center or they may call 877-US2-JOBS.  A list of local Career Centers and their phone numbers can be found online at www.joblink.alabama.gov.

Governor Riley notified Joan Davis, interim chancellor of the Post Secondary system, that the funding has been approved.  The grant is being administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. 

 

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Note: A list of local Career Centers and their phone numbers follows.  The list can also be found online at www.joblink.alabama.gov.

For more information, contact the Governor's Press Office at 334-242-7150.

Alabama Career Centers

Office Name

City

Phone

Alabaster Career Center  

Alabaster  

(205) 663-2542  

Albertville Career Center  

Albertville  

(256) 878-3031  

Alexander City Career Center  

Alexander City  

(256) 215-4494  

Alexander City Career Center - Ctrl Ala Comm Coll  

Alexander City  

(256) 215-4494  

Andalusia Career Center - LBW Community College  

Andalusia  

(334) 881-2304  

Cheaha Career Center  

Anniston  

(256) 832-0147  

Bay Minette Career Center  

Bay Minette  

(251) 937-4161  

T A Lawson State Community College - Bessemer  

Bessemer  

(205) 929-3501  

T A Lawson State Community College - Birmingham  

Birmingham  

(205) 929-6473  

Birmingham Career Center  

Birmingham  

(205) 254-1300  

Center Point Career Center Jeff State Comm College  

Birmingham  

(205) 856-8538  

Jefferson County Center for Workforce Development  

Birmingham  

(205) 323-7147  

Blountsville Career Center  

Blountsville  

(205) 429-4311  

Brewton Career Center  

Brewton  

(251) 867-4376  

Decatur Career Center  

Decatur  

(256) 355-0142  

Demopolis Career Center  

Demopolis  

(334) 289-0202  

Dothan Career Center  

Dothan  

(334) 792-2121  

Enterprise Career Center  

Enterprise  

(334) 347-0044  

Eufaula Career Center  

Eufaula  

(334) 687-8251  

Fayette Career Center - Bevill State Comm College  

Fayette  

(800) 648-3271  

Foley Career Center  

Foley  

(251) 943-1575  

Fort Payne Career Center  

Fort Payne  

(256) 845-2900  

Gadsden Career Center  

Gadsden  

(256) 546-4667  

Greenville Career Center  

Greenville  

(334) 382-3128  

Haleyville Career Center  

Haleyville  

(205) 486-4154  

Hamilton Career Center  

Hamilton  

(205) 921-7657  

Cullman/Hanceville Career Center  

Hanceville  

(256) 734-4911  

Huntsville Career Center  

Huntsville  

(256) 851-0537  

Jackson Career Center  

Jackson  

(251) 246-2453  

Walker County Career Center  

Jasper  

(205) 221-2576  

Luverne Career Center - LBW Community College  

Luverne  

(334) 335-2300  

Mobile Area Career Center  

Mobile  

(251) 461-4146  

Monroeville Career Center  

Monroeville  

(251) 575-3894  

Montgomery Career Center  

Montgomery  

(334) 286-1746  

Opelika Career Center  

Opelika  

(334) 749-5065  

Pell City Career Center  

Pell City  

(205) 338-5440  

Phil Campbell Career Center - NW Shoals Comm Coll  

Phil Campbell  

(256) 331-6285  

Roanoke Career Center  

Roanoke  

(334) 863-8114  

Scottsboro Career Center  

Scottsboro  

(256) 574-1720  

Selma Career Center  

Selma  

(334) 872-0471  

Shoals Career Center  

Sheffield  

(256) 383-5610  

Talladega Career Center  

Talladega  

(256) 480-2109  

Troy Career Center  

Troy  

(334) 566-3920  

Tuscaloosa Career Center  

Tuscaloosa  

(205) 758-7591  

 

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