About.

WORLDS OF WORK CAREER EXPO

The Worlds of Work Career Expo is a project of the West Alabama Works, Region 3 Workforce Development Council, and The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama.  The Expo will be a fun, educational, hands-on opportunity for students to become familiar with a broad overview of high demand, high wage career opportunities available in the area.

The purpose of this expo is to create awareness about exciting career options among students and educators while addressing workforce needs in the region. Existing employers in the region continue to have unfilled job openings due to a shortage of skilled workers.  In addition, employers face additional shortages over the next few years due to retirements of up to 50% of their workforce.

Attendance to the Expo will be available for our nine-county workforce development region which includes Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Lamar, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa counties.

WEST ALABAMA WORKS

West Alabama Works is a “One Stop Shop” for your workforce needs. WAW has a full-time employee dedicated to connecting you to the right service providers needed to develop and train your current and future employees. Each of our partners above will work directly with you or, if you would like for us to take a comprehensive look at your needs and pull together the available resources, call us at 205-758-7588.

West Alabama Works is a 501(c) 3 organization formed by the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and the Region 3 Workforce Development Council. The Chamber serves as the managing and fiscal agent as well as the administrative support to the Council. This Partnership allows the Council to benefit from the Chamber’s resources and structure.

We encourage all of our industries to get involved in one of the five workforce Clusters (Automotive, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Construction, Professional Services) engaged in developing a comprehensive, coordinated, seamless workforce development system for our region.