MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - WSFA 12 News hosted its Job Action Line Tuesday.
It was part of a partnership with the Alabama Department of Labor, with trained professionals from the Montgomery Area Career Center answering the phones. They offered interview tips, information about education and vocational training, apprenticeship programs and job training programs.
All of these are services the state’s career center provides for free every day.
“We want to make sure that everyone in the area who is looking for employment or looking to change jobs is aware of all of the options that are available to them," Tara Hutchinson with the Alabama Department of Labor said. "We want to make sure that they know what jobs are out there, what the qualifications are and what the services are that are available at the career center so that if they’re not let’s say trained for the particular job that they’re interested in, they can go about making that happen and making that career change.”
Alabama’s unemployment rate right now is at 3.9 percent which is incredibly low compared to the state’s history. Montgomery County’s unemployment rate is at 3.6 percent. Hutchison says that’s good news for those looking for job because it means employers have to be more competitive to get more qualified and quality employees