Employment Centers remain open during holiday

Montgomery, Alabama – While many state employees are enjoying a day off on this President's Day, workers at Alabama's Employment Centers are reporting for duty.

Alabama Department of Industrial Relations Director Tom Surtees says residents may call in or visit on line if they are seeking jobs and/or unemployment compensation. The number to call is -866-234-5382. The website address is www.dir.alabama.gov.

Alabama's unemployment rate is 6.7 percent;it is the highest rate in more than 15 years.