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.
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Washington D.C. — Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced the first round of investments in repairing Alabama’s bridges under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Law she helped pass. Sewell helped deliver $45 million to fix bridges across Alabama in Fiscal Year 2022, part of a total $225 million investment over the next five years.
Livingston, AL - Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) concluded the first leg of her “Building a Better Alabama” Infrastructure District Tour, stopping in Marengo and Sumter Counties to highlight the transformational funding from the $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Grove Hill, AL - Today, Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) continued her “Building a Better Alabama” Infrastructure District Tour stopping in Choctaw County and Clarke counties to highlight the transformational funding from the $1 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Rep. Sewell also gave a full update on her bill, the John R.
Birmingham, AL - Today, Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) began her “Building a Better Alabama” Infrastructure District Tour stopping in Birmingham, AL and Tuscaloosa, AL to highlight the transformational funding from the $1 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. In addition to the funding from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Rep.
Selma, AL - Today, Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) applauded Globe Metallurgical Inc. on the re-opening of the silicon plant in Selma, Alabama in January 2022. An allocation from the New Markets Tax Credit Program is also being pursued to enable an expansion of planned capabilities and upgrade of equipment, making the plant more efficient and competitive in the global market.
Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL) joined Reps. Carol Miller (R-WV), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), and Kevin Hern (R-OK) to introduce the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) Reinstatement Act. The ERTC was designed to help small businesses rehire and retain employees they had to let go due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was overwhelmingly supported in the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed in March 2020.
Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Terri Sewell (AL-07) and Bill Johnson (OH-06) introduced bipartisan legislation to level the playing field for American workers. The Level the Playing Field Act 2.0 would strengthen U.S. trade remedy laws to protect American workers and combat China’s unfair, anti-free market trade practices that distort the global market.
Birmingham, AL – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) joined Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin in welcoming the U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh to Birmingham, Alabama.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep.
Bessemer, AL - On Tuesday, November 9th, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) hosted the 10th Annual Congressional Job Fair at the Bessemer Civic Center. This year’s event featured over 50 employers from across 10 industry sectors. Returning to an in-person setting after two years, the Job Fair welcomed almost 500 job seekers. The Job Fair serves as an opportunity to foster economic growth across the 7th Congressional District, reflecting Rep.