Job & Career Resources

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Receive one-to-one, real-time assistance with your job search. Online tutors are available to help navigate online job sites, complete applications, write/review resumes and cover letters and even practice for an interview.

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LearningExpress Library

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Resources to help improve math and reading skills, take practice tests for jobs, prepare for the GED, ACT or SAT, download ebooks and more.
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Universal Class

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Learn on your own time. Video-based courses for people interested in professional or personal growth. Get feedback from professional instructors and connect with other students. Courses available 24/7

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Vocational & Career Collection

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Provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions, and the general public.

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Local Skills Help and More

The Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Education (SWAPTE) - (formerly Mobile Works and a part of the Alabama Career Center System) provides training and a network of resources that offer comprehensive employment, career counseling and job training services to businesses and job seekers.

Alabama Works - provides career tips in addition to job listing/searching.

Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast - for those seeking assistance with job search, resume writing, electronic application submissions, and interviewing skills.

Still Serving Veterans - offers a variety of services to help veterans with employment, accessing their VA benefits and getting connected with the resources they need to build meaningful lives after military service.

Purse With Purpose: Our Sister’s Closet - provides free interview and workplace clothing, and job search support and career advancement training to women, men and teens.


Go to Alabama Department of Labor to file for unemployment.

To file for Unemployment, you will need:

  • Your Social-Security Number
  • Your work history for the past 18 months, including addresses of your employers
  • Driver’s Licence or State issued ID
  • Alien Registration Number for non-US citizens
  • Bank Routing number and checking or savings account number
  • A telephone number where you can be reached

Need Help? Call the Alabama Department of Labor at 1-866-234-5382 (select option 2).

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College/Financial Aid

College Navigator - U.S. Department of Education links to colleges and universities

U.S. Department of Education: Office of Federal Student Aid - publications, fact sheets, online tools, and other resources to help you prepare and pay for college or career school

SAT - Official site for the SAT college admissions test

ACT - Official site for the ACT college admissions test

ETS - Offical site for the GRE, PRAXIS, TOEFL and more.

Veterans Benefits Administration: GI Bill

U.S. Department of Education: Grants

U.S. DoEd: Office of Federal Student Aid - publications, fact sheets, online tools, and other resources to help you prepare and pay for college or career school

U.S. DoEd: Office of Federal Student Aid: Resources

U.S. DoEd: Office of Federal Student Aid: FAFSA - Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school.

U.S. DoEd: Office of Federal Student Aid: Lower Payments - Apply for an Income-Driven Repayment Plan, a deferment or a forbearance.