Facebook Group- COVID-19 Dislocated Workers in Central AlabamaWorks Region

Central AlabamaWorks provides the COVID-19 Dislocated Workers in Central AlabamaWorks Region Facebook Group as a resource network to connect businesses now hiring with potential employees who have skills and experience and have lost their jobs due to effects of Coronavirus/COVID-19. – Click Here


COVID 19 Workforce Recovery Webinar and Information – Click Here

Alabama Technology Network

ATN, an entity of Alabama Community College System and the local Manufacturing Extension Partnership center in Alabama, developed a Return to Work Plan as a response to COVID-19 that helps guide small business and industry in their effort to resume operations. – Click Here

Unemployment Claims Information

To start an individual COVID-19 related unemployment claim – Click Here

If your company wants to file a bulk claim on behalf of your employees – Click Here.  All charges will be waived against those employers who file partial unemployment compensation claims on behalf of their employees. These charges will be waived until further notice. ADOL is encouraging all employers who can file on their employees’ behalf to do so. See the official announcement here.

See a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Alabama’s Unemployment Compensation and COVID-19 – Click Here

Small Business Resources

The Small Business Administration has approved Gov. Kay Ivey’s disaster application for all of Alabama’s counties. Small businesses throughout the state are now eligible to apply for, and receive, economic injury disaster loans of up to $2 million. For more information and application instructions, please visit the links below.

Small Business Administration COVID-19 Disaster Loan Resources

Alabama Small Business Development Center

US Chamber of Commerce- Emergency Loans and Small Business Resource Guide and Checklist

Alabama Career Centers

All of Alabama’s 51 Career Centers are closed to the public in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Alabamians in need of Career Center services will still be able to receive them via telephone calls with their local staff, or through email correspondence. You can also continue to access online resources through AlabamaWorks Workforce System. We encourage you to visit AlabamaWorks Workforce System as many Alabama companies are still hiring, and announcing new hiring, even in the midst of the current crisis.

View Region 5 Career Centers Contact Info

Please do not visit your local Career Center in person at this time! All Career Center business is being conducted by phone and online during this COVID-19 crisis. Companies with pending business transactions, job listings, etc may continue to contact your regular Career Center representative directly.

Alabama State Department of Education

ALSDE’s timeline of communications regarding changes for Alabama schools. – Click Here

Governor Kay Ivey’s Office

Updated Press Releases and Announcements from the Governor’s office – Click Here