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Employment

Every state in the U.S. strives to provide proper employment conditions to its residents. Alabama is one such state that is constantly improving and developing its contribution to jobseekers and businesses alike. Through the establishment of certain programs that allows unemployed individuals get professional training, the state helps residents improve their existing job skills, while finding a job that suits them professionally and personally. Additionally, these agencies help businesses connect with suitable candidates for job openings. The main goal is to ease the job recruitment process for both sides and help AL businesses and economy grow.

Alabama Industrial Development Training

The Alabama Industrial Development Training is an agency that handles training for individuals in order to encourage them to excel and grow within their careers of choice and with the companies for which they work. Even though the AIDT is under the responsibility of the Secretary of Commerce, they are independent and very much devoted to contribute to developing the state economy through equipping individuals with essential job skills. This way, the AIDT helps their initial clients, the companies, find specialized workforce specifically trained for their needs.

Additional services offered by the AIDT are:

  • Trainee Recruitment
  • Trainee Screening
  • Industrial maintenance assessment
  • Process improvement assessment
  • Safety assistance

The AIDT also offers Mobile Training Units where training classes are held by professional staff and instructors. Potential employees can take online classes if they are unable to attend a class in person. The AIDT performs hands-on and pre-employment training free of charge. To find a company that has partnered to work with the AIDT, you can search their jobs database at their official website. Once you find a job that suits your needs and qualifications, you can click on the company’s name for more information.

State Personnel Department

The State Personnel Department is a state government agency through which employment-related issues and activities are processed and is further sub-divided into several divisions. Even though each of them functions separately, all of them contribute to easier handling of administrative procedures and employee services. The State Personnel Department offers the following services for employees:

  • A monthly newsletter from the Department that contains important job-related news
  • Payroll information on hours worked, pay plans, holiday and salary schedules
  • Online services and important links for jobseekers
  • Training information, tips and programs for individuals prepared to update their job skills

Online Services for Jobseekers

The State Personnel Department offers an online employment system where users can register and benefit from a list of services including:

  • Current information on job openings and qualifications.
  • Creating and submitting online applications.
  • Creating and printing job applications.
  • Your employment register standings.

You can also make use of other online services such as:

  • Commute with Company
  • ReEmployment/Rehire List
  • Employees’ Suggestion Incentive Program (ESIP)
  • Transfer List
  • State of Alabama Deferred Compensation Plan