Calera Unemployment Office

Find Calera Alabama unemployment offices, including state, federal, and department of labor offices. Unemployment offices provide information on unemployment eligibility and status, compensation, and filing weekly unemployment claims or benefits.


Alabaster Career Center 109 Plaza Circle Alabaster AL 35007 8.1 miles from Calera 205-663-2542


Bessemer Career Center 1100 9th Avenue Southwest Bessemer AL 35022 22.5 miles from Calera 205-929-3501

Pell City Career Center PO Box 1045 Pell AL 35125 41.1 miles from Calera 205-338-5440

Talladega Career Center 1005 South Street East Talladega AL 35160 43.9 miles from Calera 256-480-2109

Tuscaloosa Career Center 202 Skyland Boulevard Tuscaloosa AL 35405 46.0 miles from Calera 205-758-7591

Alexander City Career Center 1375 Junior College Drive Alexander AL 35010 48.3 miles from Calera 256-215-4494

Selma Career Center 1112 Water Avenue Selma AL 36703 51.9 miles from Calera 334-872-0471

About Unemployment Offices

How are unemployment benefits funded?

The funding for unemployment benefits comes from a combination of federal and state unemployment insurance taxes. The taxes are paid by employers, and they are based on the amount of wages paid to employees. Some government employers and non-profit organizations are exempt from unemployment insurance taxes.

What is the process for applying for unemployment benefits?

Applicants should file for benefits as soon as possible after becoming unemployed. Most states allow applicants to file claims both in person or using an online application, though a follow-up interview is almost always required. Applicants should be prepared to provide basic contact and identity verification documentation, as well as earnings history and an explanation of how they became unemployed.

Can people receive unemployment compensation if their work hours are reduced by their employer?

If an applicant's work hours are reduced to less than full-time through no fault of their own, they may be eligible for unemployment compensation. In these cases, the applicant may only be eligible for a partial benefit.