Business Services

Recruiting and Hiring
Workforce Training
Industry Information

Looking to hire for your business?

West Alabama Works has developed an employment tracking system called Career Connect to assist employers in finding qualified talent.  Currently we have over 3,500 job seekers in our system which range from entry level candidates to highly qualified skilled labor.  Contact us at (205) 391-0331 if you would like us to do a customized search for candidates.

Alabama Joblink Employer Resources
Hiring Veterans
Hiring From The Ready To Work Program

Let us help you train the workforce you need.

West Alabama Works through our industry clusters and education/training partners have developed a host of programs to assist you in your talent development.  These programs range from specialized individual company training to hybrid Ready To Work programs focused on essential skills and can be delivered in a verity of ways at the company or at one of our partner training centers.  West Alabama Works stand ready to help you create and maintain innovative solutions to your workforce needs.

Apprentice Training Program
Bevill State Ready To Work
Shelton State Ready to Work
Shelton State Training Programs
Bevill State Training Programs
University of Alabama Training Programs

Does your organization need funds for Occupational Skills Training?

Alabama Department of Commerce’s (ADC) Workforce Development Division, Governor’s Local Workforce Areas (GLWA) and the West AlabamaWorks! Local Workforce Development Board (WAW) are soliciting proposals through this Request for Proposals (RFP) for short term (26 weeks or less) standalone occupational skills training programs for adults and dislocated workers under WIOA. Occupational Skills Training is defined as an organized program of study that provides specific vocational skills that lead to proficiency in performing actual tasks and technical functions required by certain occupational fields at entry, intermediate, or advanced levels.

Area 3 Occupational Skills RFP

Industry is a driving part of our workforce.

West Alabama Works is an industry lead organization focused on meeting the employment need in our region.  We invite our industries to join us in shaping the future workforce in our region.

View our industry clusters
Alabama Technology Network
Career Center Industry Support Contacts

Industry News

These are some additional resources to help you find what you need or answer your questions.

ATN Training
AIDT Training

Contact us with any other questions or inquiries that you have, and we will do our best to get you the answers you need.

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Apprenticeship Programs

Apprenticeship West Alabama was developed to support our regional industries in obtaining and training the best workforce possible. Apprenticeships are a proven way for industry to develop highly skilled employees, reduce costly turnover, increase productivity, lower recruitment costs, and increase workplace safety.  Overall, it enhances existing industry operations and promotes growth.

We can help you set up both a registered DOL program or a non-registered apprentice program.  Both focused on meeting the training objectives of our company.  Our team will help with all the paperwork and set up the appropriate training and workplace balance to have a successful program.  We can even help with funding sources for the program through a strong network of partners.

For more information view our Apprenticeship West Alabama brochure and video below.

Apprenticeship Brochure

Business Success Stories

“West AlabamaWorks is an extremely vital and effective partner for the automotive industry in this region.  They’re supporting MBUSI and its suppliers in finding high-performing, engaged employees who are dedicated to building quality vehicles sold around the world.  West AlabamaWorks listens and helps to meet a critical need – connecting business and industry, government and education leaders so we can help people find well-paying jobs.”

Jason Hoff, President and CEO, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International

“Being innovative in our approach, being able to quickly satisfy a need is especially important if we’re going to meet the challenge and then exceed the challenge.  These factors make West AlabamaWorks on of the best because they can do all of these things.”

Ed Castile, Deputy Secretary of Commerce

“West AlabamaWorks has taken the vision of helping the less fortunate in the outlying counties to another level, by providing extensive training and retraining while transitioning individuals back into the workforce.”

Sylvester Hester, President and CEO, ARD Logistics