Alabama launches state job portal for job seekers and employers

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Looking for work in Alabama? Then look to AlabamaWorks.

Today the state launched a new portal to connect job seekers with employers.

“The Alabama Workforce Council and our partners are focused on helping transform the state’s workforce system to dramatically improve the livelihoods for millions of Alabama families for years to come,” said Zeke Smith, executive vice president at Alabama Power Co. and chairman of the Alabama Workforce Council. “We are doing that today by providing a tool to match the needs of employers with job seekers across our state to grow our economy and raise the standard of living for Alabamians.”

AlabamaWorks is a network of interconnected providers of workforce services, including all of the governmental, educational, and private sector components that train, prepare, and match job seekers with employers.

“The real game-changer for AlabamaWorks is the unified nature of education resources, workforce training programs and the private sector,” said Jeff Lynn, senior executive director of workforce and economic development for the Alabama Community College System. “We will be a national leader in fully integrating education and training programs to match the high-wage, high-demand jobs available in today’s and tomorrow’s economy.”

The initiative includes elements of K-12 education and the Community College System.

It’s all part of a push to streamline the state’s job help offerings.