Opelika Career Center in Opelika Alabama

Address and phone number for Opelika Career Center, a Unemployment Office, at Frederick Road, Opelika AL.

Opelika Career Center
2300 Frederick Road, Opelika, Alabama, 36801

About the Opelika Career Center

The Opelika Career Center, located in Opelika, 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 Opelika 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
Opelika Unemployment Eligibility

In order to qualify for unemployment benefits in Opelika, 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 Opelika

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 Opelika Career Center also reviews the reasons for applicants' unemployment to make sure they meet eligibility requirements. Contact Opelika Career Center for more information on filing for unemployment.

Calculating Unemployment Benefits

The Opelika Career Center can help workers calculate their expected unemployment benefits. In Opelika, 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 Lee 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 Opelika Career Center denies an application for unemployment benefits, workers can appeal the decision. The Opelika 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 Opelika Career Center, Opelika residents can also reach out to the Alabama Department of Labor for information about unemployment protections.

Contact the Opelika Career Center

You may contact the Opelika Career Center by calling 334-749-5065, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Opelika Career Center, 2300 Frederick Road, Opelika, Alabama, 36801.

Map of Opelika Career Center in Opelika Alabama

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