Hundreds Call the WHNT News 19 Job Action Line

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 takes action to help our neighbors find a job. And thanks to our friends at the Alabama Career Center, some people could be on the right path for work. For three hours Tuesday, the phone lines were open to hopefully put callers on a path to a paycheck.

Delilah Pettitt was one of the career center specialists answering the calls. ”Most of them are just calling to see what types of jobs we have available, what companies are hiring and a lot of people just want to know how they go about applying for jobs nowadays using the internet,” she said.  A team of 10 career center specialists like Delilah answered almost 250 calls.

Alabama’s Department of Labor Commissioner, Fitzgerald Washington was pleased with the number of calls the event generated. “This has been truly amazing,” he said. Fitzgerald knows the Huntsville area is a great place for people to find work. And with more than 35 hundred jobs available right now in a 50 mile radius of the rocket city, he wants to do what it takes to connect people with those high paying jobs. “We just want to make sure they connect with our employment service representatives in terms of what they are looking for,” he added. “We've got the job they're looking for.”

But this event was more than just finding a job. It was about giving our neighbors the tools they need to be successful in finding work and a career. And it included everything from helping you prepare a resume and asking the right questions during an interview to finding vocational and educational training. “All those services are offered free at our career centers so I encourage everybody to come by those centers,” Fitzgerald added.

If you didn't get through, we can still help. Here’s a link to the state job website https://joblink.alabama.gov. You can also drop by the Alabama Career Center from 7:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. It’s at 2535 Sparkman Drive right across the street from Walmart.