CLANTON – The Alabama Department of Labor / Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is proud to announce the opening of the Clanton Career Center on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. The new center is located at the Parks and Recreation Building at 310 Fourth Avenue North in Clanton. The center will be open each 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The opening of the Clanton Career Center brings the ACCS total to 53 centers throughout the state. These One-Stop Centers are strategically located throughout the state. Their goal is to assist in job development, occupational and education training, vocational rehabilitation, veterans’ services, and more.
For job seekers, the Clanton Career Center services available will include assistance in completing your registration for employment on Alabama Joblink, which matches qualified workers with employers in our area. They will assist with resume writing and interview guidance to prepare you for professional step forward in your job search. The staff offers resources for educational and vocational assistance, one-on-one or group workshops to assist in your employment needs, and more.
Employers can also seek the Center for services including: employee pre-screening, free job postings, taking applications, setting up interviews
and assistance in obtaining tax credits. The Career Center staff can assist with facility resources by providing spaces for interviews and job fairs. Employers can also take advantage of the On the Job Training Program. This is a program designed to assist in hiring entry level employees, training them and assisting with reimbursement during the transition period.
Career Center services are always free to employers and jobseekers. “We’re excited to bring the Alabama Career Center System to Chilton County! Our goal is to serve as many Alabamians as we can, and this addition gets us another step closer to our goal,” said Fitzgerald Washington, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Labor.
“What a great opportunity for our county,” said Chilton County Commission Chairman Joseph Parnell. “As we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic, this is a positive for our citizens who need these services. Offering services to both job seekers and employers, allows for our county to continue to address our workforce issues head on. We will not solve all of our problems overnight but our county wide leaders is committed to taking them head on and doing our part as your elected officials to fill the gaps.”
“When the IDA approached me on a location for the Career Center, I knew we needed to identify a location in the center of city,” said Mayor Bobby Cook. “We wanted to identify a location which is easy to access. The Parks and Recs building is an excellent start. The city will work closely with the Clanton Career Center to make sure the current location and any future locations will accommodate their needs. We look forward to working with the Career Center as we focus on moving our city in an onward direction.”
“We are very excited to have a presence in Chilton County. We look forward to assisting people in finding jobs or attending training programs and working with employers to find qualified talent,” said Tara Seaborn, Areas Manager, Alabama Career Center, Region 4.
“A growing community needs to always look at its existing workforce both from the employee and employer sides. The IDA of Chilton County has continued to build a network in order for our county to create a strong pipeline from Pre-K to Career. We are striving to meet the needs of our existing industry and look forward to the needs of new companies who could call Chilton County home,” said Whitney Barlow, Executive Director of the IDA. “Today is another milestone accomplished from our strategic plan.”