BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) New numbers in Thursday from the U.S. Department of Labor show 5.2 million people filed for unemployment insurance just last week.

And that’s down from the week before.

But, there are companies still out there hiring.

So, if you’re out a job, and you really don’t know if your job will even be there when businesses start re-opening, careers experts in West Alabama have advice for you.

They say to see this as an opportunity to learn new work skills that could help you land a job in a different industry.

Right now, West Alabama Works and Shelton State Community College are offering the regions first virtual Ready to Work course.

The executive director says with many industries in desperate need of

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