Bessemer Career Center in Bessemer Alabama

Address and phone number for Bessemer Career Center, a Unemployment Office, at 9th Avenue Southwest, Bessemer AL.

Bessemer Career Center
1100 9th Avenue Southwest, Bessemer, Alabama, 35022

About the Bessemer Career Center

The Bessemer Career Center, located in Bessemer, AL, is a government agency that oversees Alabama unemployment compensation programs and unemployment insurance. A local branch of the Alabama Department of Labor, the Unemployment Office, issues unemployment benefits to individuals in Bessemer who have lost their jobs.

You may contact the Unemployment Office for questions about:
  • Applying for Alabama unemployment benefits
  • Filing an unemployment insurance claim
  • Alabama eligibility for unemployment
  • Rules for receiving unemployment benefits
  • Appealing an unemployment ruling
  • Problems receiving benefits
  • Making an appointment
Bessemer Unemployment Eligibility

In order to qualify for unemployment benefits in Bessemer, workers must meet eligibility requirements. These include a recent earnings history, a valid reason for leaving their last job, and actively looking for employment. In Alabama, some workers do not qualify for unemployment benefits, including the self-employed. In most cases, individuals who are unable to work, those who were fired with cause, and those who turn down job offers may be ineligible for AL unemployment benefits.

Filing for Unemployment in Bessemer

The Unemployment Office oversees the application process to receive unemployment benefits. The office reviews application materials to ensure workers meet the Alabama unemployment eligibility guidelines. In some cases, applicants may need to make an appointment for an interview. The Bessemer Career Center also reviews the reasons for applicants' unemployment to make sure they meet eligibility requirements. Contact Bessemer Career Center for more information on filing for unemployment.

Calculating Unemployment Benefits

The Bessemer Career Center can help workers calculate their expected unemployment benefits. In Bessemer, the unemployment benefit calculation aims to replace a percentage of the worker's previous earnings. Alabama caps unemployment benefits at a maximum weekly amount. In Jefferson County, recipients can collect unemployment benefits for up to 26 weeks, though state or federal guidelines may extend benefits during economic downturns.

Appealing an Unemployment Decision

If the Bessemer Career Center denies an application for unemployment benefits, workers can appeal the decision. The Bessemer Unemployment Office offers an appeals process, which may include interviews and hearings. For information on how to appeal a decision, including denied benefits, job search decision, or job training requirements, contact the main office.

Alabama Unemployment

In Alabama, the local Office of Unemployment Compensation, Unemployment Office, and Office of Unemployment Insurance work together to provide unemployment benefits. These offices work with the Alabama Department of Labor to provide unemployment insurance and support for AL residents. In addition to contacting Bessemer Career Center, Bessemer residents can also reach out to the Alabama Department of Labor for information about unemployment protections.

Contact the Bessemer Career Center

You may contact the Bessemer Career Center by calling 205-929-3501, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Bessemer Career Center, 1100 9th Avenue Southwest, Bessemer, Alabama, 35022.

Map of Bessemer Career Center in Bessemer Alabama

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