Jobs and Workforce Development
"I am proud of the work my office is doing to address the challenges posed by systemic unemployment in the 7th Congressional District. Through our Project R.E.A.D.Y workshops and annual Job Fair, we are working to make sure that all in the 7th District have access to meaningful career development."
- Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell
Job creation remains my top priority. My office is committed to addressing the issues that cause systemic unemployment in our district. We launched a new job readiness initiative in 2013 called Project R.E.A.D.Y — Realizing Everyone’s Ability to Develop Yourself. We believe we must provide our constituents with the information and tools they need to be successful in the job market. By partnering with career professionals and educational institutions in the district, we hosted five (5) Project R.E.A.D.Y workshops in 2013 attracting over 525 constituents and offering practical guidance about how to succeed in the workforce. We look forward to expanding our Project R.E.A.D.Y initiative. In order to be competitive in the 21st century, we must invest in our greatest resource — our people.
We continue to promote employment opportunities in our district by hosting our annual Job Fair. In August 2013, we hosted our 2nd Annual Job Fair in the heart of the Black Belt at Wallace Community College in Selma. The job fair attracted more than 2,000 jobseekers and 50 employers. We have received numerous testimonials from constituents who were helped by the opportunity to connect with local employers. Our office remains committed to implementing common sense solutions to address the challenges posed by systemic unemployment. We look forward to hosting our 3rd Annual Job Fair in 2014.
We will continue to do our part by creating opportunities for our constituents to connect with employers and to get training and the skills they need to succeed.
More on Jobs and Workforce Development
Birmingham, AL – Today, during press conferences in Birmingham and Bessemer, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced millions in grant funding from the United States Department of Labor (DOL) for job training and educational opportunities for at-risk youth.
Tuscaloosa, AL – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.7 million grant to Stillman College in Tuscaloosa to support development of a cybersecurity and information technology training center. The center will work to meet local employers’ existing and future workforce needs and is expected to create 100 jobs, retain 100 jobs, and generate $1 million in private investment.
Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced over $21 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for clean transit buses in Alabama. $13,654,636 will be awarded to the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority and $7,890,065 will be awarded to the University of Alabama.
Birmingham, AL – U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced that the City of Birmingham was awarded a $10.8 million grant from the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to establish the Birmingham Region Health Partnership, a health care workforce training program.
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, a historic legislative package that will tackle inflation, drive down health care and energy costs, cut the deficit, and make the largest investment to combat climate change in United States history. The bill is fully paid for by making the wealthiest corporations begin to pay their fair share. Included in the bill is Rep. Sewell’s climate justice legislation to reduce pollution and promote carbon capture technology.
Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) voted for historic, bipartisan legislation to strengthen Alabama families’ financial future, boost America’s research advantage and safeguard our economic and national security for generations to come. The CHIPS and Science Act will deliver a powerful investment in America’s global competitiveness—creating jobs, slashing kitchen table costs, ending dependence on foreign manufacturers, and turbocharging American innovation. The bill passed the House today by a vote of 243 to 187.
Selma, AL – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced the line-up of employers for her 11th Annual Job Fair which will take place at the Wallace Community College Gymnasium in Selma, Alabama on Thursday, August 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CDT. This year’s event will feature nearly 70 employers from 14 industries. Rep.
Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) voted to invest in Alabama families and the American economy with government funding legislation for Fiscal Year 2023. This legislation will support our neighbors and families, create good-paying jobs, and protect Alabamians’ health and well-being. Within this package, Rep. Sewell secured millions in funding for local community projects in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District. It will now make its way to the U.S. Senate.
Selma, AL – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced that she will host her 11th Annual Job Fair at the Wallace Community College Gymnasium in Selma, Alabama on Thursday, August 4th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM CST. Rep. Sewell’s largest constituent event of the year, the annual Job Fair connects job-seekers to employers from across Alabama and reflects her commitment to bringing opportunities directly to her constituents.
Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) joined Mayor Randall Woodfin to welcome U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg to Birmingham, Alabama. During his visit, Secretary Buttigieg announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is now accepting applications for the first-of-its-kind Reconnecting Communities program.