West Alabama Works will hold its second community outreach tour, bringing job seeker and training services to Bibb, Fayette, Lamar and Pickens counties Nov. 5-13.
“Our first tour in October focused on the Black Belt, and we were able to help many individuals apply for jobs and register for training. Being in the communities allows us to help more people in a grassroots way,” said Black Belt Workforce Center Coordinator Tammi Holley. All events will take place outside, and social distancing and face coverings will be enforced.
West Alabama Works serves nine counties, and their first tour focused on the Black Belt region, covering Greene, Hale, Sumter, Marengo and Tuscaloosa counties. This tour will serve the remainder of the region.
West Alabama Works’ mobile workforce units will assist attendees applying for jobs or training opportunities. The outreach team will help attendees enter Career Connect, West Alabama Works’ state-of-the-art job application portal. Career Connect links job applicants to in-demand careers in West Alabama, working with over 16 competitive employers in the automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality and construction industries.
“Creating a Career Connect profile is not the same as completing a regular job application. Our team works with individuals to connect them to training opportunities, apprenticeships and jobs. It’s truly a people-centered approach ,” said Outreach and Program Manager Lauren Collier.
November 5 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pickens County College and Career Center 99 Commerce Avenue, Carrollton, AL
November 10 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vernon City Hall 44425 AL-17, Vernon, AL
November 12 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bibb County Board of Education 220 Birmingham Road, Centreville, AL
November 13 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fayette County Memorial Library 326 Temple Avenue North, Fayette, AL
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