Life Skills 101, because life can be tough…
Kathy Shumate from the Alabama Career Center System came to talk to Mrs. Major’s Leadership students about job opportunities and interview strategies.
Not to be confused with the un-employment office, the Employment Office is located behind Piggly Wiggly on Michigan Ave., and you can also call 943-1575.
If you are 14-years-old or older, you can use Alabama’s new Internet Job Search System at joblink.alabama.gov. You will need to log into the website with your username and password. You can
To register, you will create your own username and password, and then you will enter all your personal information. Be sure to write it down the codes you enter for later use.
Mrs. Shumate spoke to students about specific things they needed to do now to stay ahead of the game. As a freshman, she stressed that you need to make good grades, work hard, keep your record clean, and start thinking about what you will do with your life after high school.
You can volunteer to assist others to learn how to be a leader, practice being a productive follower, and practice assisting other people similar to the kind you may have to deal with in the workplace.
Here’s some other great suggestions she offered students.
Minors under the age of 14 can’t work in Alabama.
When public school is in session, students over the age of 14 can work:
During the summer months, you can work the following hours:
Minors 16, 17 and 18 years old, who are enrolled in public or private school, may not work between 10 p.m. and 7 a,m. on any night preceding a school day. There are no restrictions for minors over the age of 16 during summer break.
A big thanks to Mrs. Shumate for her time and her excellent advice for seeking and keeping empolyment.