Workers needed along Alabama's Gulf Coast


MONTGOMERY - The Governor's Office of Workforce Development announced today that the Alabama Career Center System is taking applications for jobs related to the current oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  According to Matthew Hughes, Director of the Governor's Office of Workforce Development, "The oil spill could mean an economic as well as an ecological disaster to the Gulf coast.  Local career centers are standing by to assist people who may lose their jobs because of the spill as well as people who want jobs created because of the spill."

According to Jim Freeze, Vice President and General Manager of Advanced Industrial Services/GCPG Services International, at least 500 workers will be needed along the Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana coasts to perform cleanup and coastal protection jobs.  Advanced Industrial Services/GCPG Services International is contracted to conduct cleanup and coastal protection operations.

Individuals interested in applying for these jobs should contact their local one-stop career center or apply online at  Career center phone numbers are listed under Alabama Career Center System.

For more information, contact Don Fisher, Associate Director, Field Services, Governor's Office of Workforce Development, 334-293-4711.