Houston County Jobs

A job-training program is helping fill the gap created by Houston County budget cuts.

Last week, 11 people in the "work experience placement program" began working at the Houston County Courthouse, the county jail and several other county offices.

Some of the workers are Houston County corrections inmates while others are people in the community in need of job training.

They’ll put in a total of 800 hours in their new positions and the hope is that they'll come away with skills that will help them succeed in the future.

The program is a partnership between Alfred Saliba Family Services, Houston County Corrections and the Dothan Area Career Center.

The agencies are looking to expand the program in the near future.