Alabama has a $1.44 million grant coming that is intended to put people in Alabama back to work. It's an On-The-Job-Training National Emergency Grant from the Department of Labor, Employment, and Training. Workers who were displaced after January 1st 2008, and have been unemployed longer than 17.87 weeks. Under the program, businesses hiring these workers will be eligible for wage reimbursements up to 6 months. Generally the fewer the employees a business has, the higher the wage reimbursements. A company with 1-50 employees can get 90% of the wages back, by hiring someone who was laid off during the recession.