The Alabama Department of Commerce, Workforce Development Division (WDD) is soliciting proposals through this Request for Proposals for 1) an entity to be the One-Stop Operator for the six (6) Alabama Career Centers and 2) provider of Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth Career Services within the North Central AlabamaWorks! Local Workforce Development Area. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law on July 22, 2014, and supersede the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). It promotes program coordination and
alignment of key employment, education, and training programs at the Federal, State, regional, and local level. WIOA was designed to provide workforce development activities to increase employment, retention and earnings, and the attainment of recognized postsecondary credentials. Through these activities, the quality of the workforce will improve, economic self-sufficiency will increase, and workers will meet the skill requirements of employers and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of our nation.

Entities may submit proposals to provide services in the North Central AlabamaWorks! Workforce Development Area. The North Central Alabama Works! local area consists of the following counties: Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, and Walker.