A new center that could serve as a gateway to new careers for Lowndes County residents to open Wednesday

Published 1:51 pm Monday, March 24, 2014

Special to the Lowndes Signal

Representatives from state and local government will officially open a new Alabama Career Center in Lowndes County on Wednesday at the Family Guidance Center in Hayneville to provide free assistance to residents on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.

According to the office of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, a press conference is set for Wednesday, March 26 at 2 p.m. at the Family Guidance Center.

Slated to attend are Jim Byard Jr., ADECA director; Tom Surtees, Alabama Department of Labor director; Brinda Barrett, Alabama Career Center System area manager; Dr. Walter White, Family Guidance Center executive director; Fort Deposit Mayor Fletcher Fountain and other local officials.

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Career-center services will be available at the Fort Deposit Public Library on the first and third Wednesdays.
Previously, residents seeking career-center services had to travel to Greenville, Selma or Montgomery.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and the Alabama Department of Labor work in partnership to provide employment services through the state’s network of career centers.

The Family Guidance Center is located at the corner of N. Washington Street and Tuskeena Street (Alabama Highway 21) in Hayneville.