MUSCLE SHOALS, ALA. — Alabama Career Center staff will join the Alabama Department of Commerce’s Rapid Response Unit to meet with laid off employees of Freight Car America.  More than 140 employees were laid off on January 14, 2019.

These meetings will explain benefits afforded to them as dislocated workers through State and Federal resources, including:

  • how to apply for unemployment benefits, 

  • information on training scholarships up to $19,000,

  • reimbursement of relocation expenses up to $3,500, 

  • information regarding On- the-Job training (the state can reimburse a company up to 1/2 a dislocated workers salary for up to six months), 

  • mortgage payment assistance up to $30,000, 

  • affordable health insurance options for adults and children,

  • 401k and retirement assistance, 

  • Information regarding food, clothing, and other social service programs available. 

The meeting will last no longer than one hour and multiple meeting times are scheduled.

WHEN:         Thursday, January 17th, at 5:00 p.m.
                      Friday, January 18th, at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:       Northwest Shoals Community College
                     800 George Wallace Blvd, Muscle Shoals, Ala.  35661
                     Bldg. 110  Room 104  (Seminar Room)

For More Information Contact David Niesen, Rapid Response, at 334-242-5417.

The Alabama Department of Labor / The Alabama Career Center System is a partner in Alabama Works, Alabama’s unified workforce system.