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June 2, 2020

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Bay Minette 
 Career Center

(serving North 
Baldwin County)

201 Faulkner Dr.
Bay Minette,  AL 
3 6507
(251) 937-4161

Brewton Career Center
(serving Escambia and Conecuh Counties)

1023 Douglas Ave 
 Suite 314
Brewton, AL 36426
(251) 867-4376

Camden Career 

Itinerant Office
223-A Claiborne Street
Camden, AL 36726

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Choctaw County  Career Center

Itinerant Office
 located on the campus of 
Coastal Alabama 
Community College
251 College St
Gilbertown, AL 36908

Business Hours
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Foley Career Center

(serving South 
Baldwin County)

200 West Michigan Ave
Foley, AL 36535

Jackson Career Center

(serving Clarke, Washington  and
  Choctaw Counties)

205 Walker Springs Rd.
Jackson, AL. 36545
(251) 246-2453

Mobile Career Center

(serving  Mobile County)

515 Springhill Plaza Court
Mobile, AL 36608
(251) 461-4461

Monroeville Career Center

(serving Monroe 
and Wilcox Counties)

2119 Hwy 21 
Bypass Suite 100
Monroeville, AL 36460
(251) 575-3894


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Need a solution  to your workforce needs? On-the-Job Training (OJT) could be the answer. 

We realize that hiring and training an employee is an investment of time and money for your business. In fact, it may take months for a new hire to become fully productive, increase their skill set, and contribute to your business.  The OJT  program provides an avenue for businesses to hire and save money at the same time. 
Within days, you could expand your workforce 
  and reap the benefits  from an OJT partnership with SWAPTE, a regional partnership of business,  education, labor and community leaders serving Baldwin,  Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe,  Washington and Wilcox counties. We underwrite regional  workforce development activities with funding from the  Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in  partnership with the Alabama Department of Labor (Alabama Career Center) and   the Alabama Department of Commerce .
How it works? Simply, tell us about your position and  together we create a customized training program. You  hire and train your new employee while getting reimbursed  from up to 50%-75% of a new hire wages. I f it sounds too good to be true, contact a business services representative today! Click here to  download the OJT brochure.


 Contact your local 
Business Service Representative TODAY!

Baldwin County
 Keniesha Fields  
Bay Minette Career Center
Phone: 251-937-4161

Kristi Mitchell  
Foley Career Center 
Phone: 251-943-1575  

Escambia County
Marion Harrison 
Brewton Career Center
Phone: 251-867-3247

Clarke, Choctaw and Washington Counties
Sheila Thompson
Jackson Career Center 
Phone: 251-246-2453

Mobile County
Stephanie Shepard Oaks 
Mobile Career Center
Phone:  251- 432-0909 ext. 146

Cassandra Odom  
Mobile Career Center
Phone: 251- 432-0909 ext. 147

Job seekers, c heck out the latest 
job openings posted by 
our business partners 

On-the-Job Training (OJT)
as of 5/26/2020
click here for the complete listing 
of jobs available

To apply for these positions, please visit or click here. If accepted for an OJT position, you must certify and meet OJT eligibility guidelines at the Alabama Career Center / Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment (SWAPTE).

IT Help Desk Technician
- We are looking for a competent Help desk technician to provide fast and useful technical assistance on computer systems. You will work tickets on technical issues and use remote tools to solve them. An excellent Help desk technician must have good technical knowledge and be able to communicate effectively to understand the problem and effect a permanent solution. They must also be confident, customer-oriented and patient to deal with customers who are in the middle of emotional outages. Our ideal candidate would also have outstanding troubleshooting skills. The goal is to create value for clients that will help preserve BIS' relationship, reputation and business. Responsibilities: * Perform remote troubleshooting through diagnostic techniques and pertinent questions * Determine the best solution based on the issue and details provided by customers * Seek direction from the next level of support personnel in a timely manner * Provide accurate information on IT products or services * Record events and problems and their resolution in service tickets * Follow-up and update customer status and information to keep tickets within parameters * Pass on any feedback or suggestions by customers to the appropriate internal team * Identify and suggest possible improvements on procedures * Continuously learn about our current solution stack and develop knowledge about trending ideas in the IT space Use our extensive remote tools to solve issues for customers * Documenting work and recording details. Refer to job order # 2818462.

Admin Assistant -T he office admin support role is responsible for handling general administrative duties; clerical, data entry, accounting, new hire onboarding and general office support to the Accounting Staff. Persons in this role must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office, QuickBooks and Windows programs as well as have the ability to quickly learn company specific software. Answer internal and external calls relating to billing and A/R. Manage Accounts Receivables and make weekly Collection Calls on Past Due Accounts. Manage Outgoing and Incoming Mail. Scan appropriate documents into document management system. Assist with electronic employment applications an new hire onboarding.
Refer to job order # Job Order #2843564.

Service Position-  Provide friendly, helpful and professional assistance to our current policyholders. Pay Rate: $9.00 to $12.00 Depending on experience and monthly bonuses. Job duties would include but are not limited to taking payments, answering the phones, greeting customers as they come into the office. It would also include assisting them with any questions pertaining to their bills or current policies and also making any changes that may be needed. This position also includes calling current customers to remind them of any bill that is due or to get any documents we may require from them pertaining to their insurance. Meeting with customers to review their coverage and discounts. Refer to job order # 2782046.

CDL Truck Driver ( OJT) - Drive a tractor trailer combination with at least 26,000 pounds of gross weight. Requires a Class A Commercial Driver's License. Driver is expected to check vehicle, follow safety procedures, inspect loads, maintain loads and secure cargo. Position requires a clean MVR, 2 years of experience, stepping up and... 
Refer to job order # 2674339.

Skills Training 
Skills training is tuition assistance for job seekers to get the skills for in  demand  jobs by attending colleges,  universities or technical schools for 2 years or less.  Funding is  provided by the  Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)  in partnership with the Alabama Department of Labor  (Alabama Career Center) and the Alabama Department of Commerce.   Click here  to download brochure.

If you're in the Foley area and interested in WIOA skills training, visit Mary Beth at the Foley Career Center. If not,  visit your nearest Career Center and inquire about skills training.  Click here to download the brochure.
News  and  Notes

Alabama Department 
of Corrections 

Interested in a Career as a Corrections Officer? Apply today with the Alaba ma De partment of Corrections. Apply remotely by visiting  or contact Officer Curry 
at (334) 850-0893.

Job Postings

Marine Electricians and Electrician Helpers
Job # 2845464
Job Description:
Marine Electricians and Electrician Helpers needed to work on new marine construction in Bayou La Batre.  Experienced Electricians can apply and be interviewed .
Pay Rate:  Good pay rates discussed during the interview. Depends on experience.
Work Schedule:  Monday through Friday 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Overtime available.
Benefits:    Available and discussed during the interview.

Job Duties:
We need Marine Electricians with experience or experienced Electricians, who can work on 480 volt motor hookup, transformers and have some PLC knowledge. Also looking for Marine Electrician Helpers or Electrician Helpers with experience who can rough in deck houses, panels and lighting.
Job Requirements:
Requires experience as a Marine Electrician or Electrician.
How to Apply:
Email a resume to    or call Joey Atkins at 251-232-5871.
If no one answers leave a message.

Janitors (General Custodial Workers) 
North Mobile Area Job# 2845940

Job Description
:Work with a team of 10 General Custodial Workers in an Industrial environment and report to an onsite Supervisor.

Pay Rate: $9.00 to $10:00 per hour.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday. 2 workers for a 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM. and 8 workers from 6:00 PM. to 2:00 AM. schedule.

Job Duties: Full janitorial cleaning of areas inside the building's office areas, the common areas and restrooms.Will vacuum carpets, sweep and mop floors, some dusting, clean mirrors and fixtures and trash removal. 

J ob Requirements: Prefer 1 year of previous Janitorial experience. Requires having a valid and current Driver's License. Must have your own transportation and car insurance. Requires steel toed boots. Must have a strong work ethic, honest, and reliable. Requires a background check and drug screen. (Requires attending an Industrial Safety Course.)

How to Apply:Email a resume to or call 251-450-2302 for details or make an appointment.

Sales Associate
Refer to Job# 2844932

Looking for a highly qualified individual with retail experience, working directly with customers. (We are a retail establishment and are not affiliated with the UPS delivery service)

Pay Rate:
Training period is $7.50 per hour. Pay increases are based on performance. Work Schedule: Work schedule may vary, with some days being on the day shift and other days in the evening.

Job Requirements: 
Requires at least one year of retail customer service experience. Requires having very good computer skills. Requires knowledge and proficiency with software programs Publisher and Adobe Creative Suites. Must have skills to properly lift and move boxes weighing up to 60 pounds. Requires some college and a High School Diploma, or equivalent. Requires a valid, current Driver's License. Requires a background check.

How to Apply:
Please email a resume to The UPS Store #2350 owner Apply in person at The UPS Store, 3688 Airport Blvd. Suite B, Mobile, AL 36608


Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment SWAPTE underwrites regional workforce development activities with funding from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in partnership with the Alabama Department of Labor 
(Alabama Career Center) and the Alabama Department of Commerce.

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Director of Marketing and Public Relations at 251.432.0909 ext.140.