West Alabama Works to open Black Belt Workforce Center

Source: MGN

DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (WTOK) - West Alabama Works has partnered with the Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council and Central Alabama Works to bring career and employer services to the Black Belt.

West Alabama Works will open the Black Belt Workforce Center Friday, Dec. 13, in Demopolis. The center will serve as a career development hub for the Black Belt region.

“We knew that we needed to serve some of our most critical areas in Alabama by creating a center in the Black Belt. This is a place for both job hunters and employers to find resources to help them succeed,” said Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama Chief Operating Officer and West Alabama Works Executive Director Donny Jones.

SAWDC Alabama Works, which serves the southwest portion of the state, and Central Alabama Works, which serves Montgomery and surrounding counties, have partnered to make this center possible.

The center will be similar to West Alabama Works’ successful Brookwood Workforce Center. Established in 2017, the center provides training for job seekers and employers, job application assistance, resume help and a computer lab.

Nearly 17,000 individuals have registered with CareerConnect, the state-of-the-art job application software housed in the center.

Tammi Holley is the Black Belt Workforce Center’s coordinator. She previously worked at The Tuscaloosa News and has a passion for development in rural areas.

Elected officials, dignitaries, industry leaders and community supporters are invited to celebrate the opening at a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, Dec. 13 at 9:30 a.m. The center is located at 1048 Bailey Drive in Demopolis.