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Employment Assistance

JOBS Program

The JOBS Program provides services and work supports to parents receiving cash assistance to help them find and keep employment. These services and supports seek to address barriers such as lack of adequate child care, poor access to transportation, domestic violence and substance abuse, all which greatly limit the ability to obtain and retain employment. Services also include employability assessments, job readiness and job skills training, disability assessments and adult education. Following an initial interview which involves individual and family assessments, JOBS case managers provide services directly or by referral to other agencies.

Phone: (334) 242-1773

Ticket to Work

The Ticket to Work program connects people with disabilities with free employment services to help them decide if working is right for them, to prepare for work, and to find a job or maintain success while working. Services include career counseling, vocational rehabilitation, and job placement and training from authorized Ticket to Work service providers, such as Employment Networks (EN) or State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies.

Phone: 1-866-968-7842

West Alabama Works

West Alabama Works is an organization committed to helping people find and retain employment throughout the region. Several county throughout West Alabama have a Career Center where they can receive employment support.


Career Centers

Demopolis Career Center (Marengo County)

Contact Person: Larry Jower
Phone: (334) 289‑0202
Location: 1074 Bailey Drive Demopolis, AL 36732

Fayette Career Center (Fayette County)

Contact Person: Sharron M. Owens
Phone: (205) 932‑3221
Location: 2631 Temple Avenue N Fayette, AL 35555

Tuscaloosa Career Center (Tuscaloosa County)

Contact Person: Richard Crawford
Phone: (205) 758‑7591
Location: 202 Skyland Drive Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Vernon Career Center (Lamar County)

Phone: (205) 932‑3221
Location: 44425 Alabama Highway 17 Vernon, AL 35592

Livingston Career Center (Sumter County)

Phone: (205) 652-3836
Location: University of West Alabama – Kelly Land Hall
Student Union Drive, Livingston, AL 35470