Fight those January blues with positive business news, open jobs + more

The sun is out and the rain is gone, Birmingham! Photo via Jacob Blakenship for Bham Now

While most of the last year seemed to both fly by and stand still at the same time, pandemic or not January is always a sluggish month. Not to worry, because we’ve got plenty of business news to perk you back up—whether it’s starting a new job search, checking out a new local business or virtually networking with new connections.

Long month, short news

🌟  According to the CDC, as of January 25, Alabama has administered 243,737 COVID-19 vaccines. Most recently, people 75+ and first responders are now eligible for the vaccine. Have you registered to know when it’ll be your turn?

🌟  Reigning champs! 👸 Netflix reported its biggest viewing figures ever for December and that’s partly thanks to the smash hit Bridgerton. Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes can move the crown from Queen Charlotte’s head to her own because the series reached 63 million viewers. Another person gaining significant views? This Birmingham native on Tik Tok who is co-composing her own Bridgerton musical.

🌟  *Que At Last by Etta James* For many eager beavers in the Birmingham area, their prayers have been answered—Buc-ee’s is officially open. From jerky walls to Beaver nuggets and a larger-than-life mascot, find out what all the hype is about in Leeds. 🦫


Hot Jobs 🔥

Hiring? Post your job. Looking? See listings.

Is the job search feeling impastable? 🍝 Head to North Italia’s job fair on January 27 and February 2-13 from 10AM to 6PM for a chance to work at the restaurant’s debut location in Alabama at 225 Summit Boulevard Suite 1100. Learn more about what’s having people call this eatery, “Perfetto!”

Dietary Aide @ Children’s Hospital. Apply.

Staff Nurse BH Lakeshore @ Children’s Hospital. Apply.

Advanced Nurse Clinician Spina Bifida Clinic @ Children’s Hospital. Apply.

Renal Dialysis Nurse Specialist @ Children’s Hospital. Apply.

Sponsored by: Children’s Hospital

In Home Sales Expert @
AT&T. Apply.

Inside Sales Specialist @ SIMON Markets LLC. Apply

Furniture Maker @ Alabama Sawyer. Apply


AmeriCorps Members for St. Clair County @ YWCA. Apply

Sponsored by: YWCA


Senior Manager, Infrastructure Engineering 1 @ EBSCO Industries. Apply

Residential Construction Project Manager @ EBSCO Industries. Apply

Software Engineer @ EBSCO Industries. Apply

Senior Accountant @ EBSCO Industries. Apply

Senior Accountant (2)@ EBSCO Industries. Apply.

Corporate Accountant @ EBSCO Industries. Apply.

Online Marketing Manager @ EBSCO Industries. Apply

Sponsored by: EBSCO Industries


Summer 2021 Internship@ SIMON Markets LLC. Apply

Experienced Line Cook @ Bottega. Apply.

Account Executive @ Broadly. Apply.

Sales Development Representative @
Fleetio. Apply


Featured Job 🌟

Director of Marketing @ Williams Blackstock Architects. Apply
Who’s hiring? A regional architectural firm.
What will I do? The director of marketing role will lead, manage, and execute the firm’s strategic marketing plan including coalescing the brand, internal and external firm communications, and public relations initiatives for a creative design firm.
What do I need? A self-starting and creative talent with a degree in marketing, and 5-8 years of agency experience.


What’s pulling rank in the business world?

Housing help is here 🏡

Mayor Woodfin announced the City of Birmingham will receive $6,272,092 from the federal government through the Emergency Rental Assistance program. Find out how this will help those affected by the pandemic cover housing costs and who’s eligible

A less taxing option

For doing your taxes this year. If you earn $54,000 or less per year, you can qualify for FREE tax assistance from United Way of Central Alabama. No stress means you can focus less on the acronym IRS and more on the letters YAY. Sponsored by United Way of Central Alabama

We volunteer as tribute!

No need to go full Katniss Everdeen to make a difference in your community, but you can follow her lead in stepping up without being asked. Local nonprofits are looking for volunteers that don’t require the same amount of effort as saving the state of humanity but still make a big impact in Birmingham. 

I got *skills, they’re multiplying 👩‍💻

The power these two tech companies are suplyin’ is electrifyin’! You better shape up, cause Bronze Valley gener8tor and Innovate Birmingham are teaming up, with support from Microsoft, to bring Alabama a free job skills training program

Pitcher perfect 🍻

Oak Mountain Brewing is aiming to reach peak 😉perfection with its newly opened taproom in Pelham. Drink up scenic views driving through the state park and enjoy plenty of local options. Don’t worry, be hoppy there are even more openings around Birmingham this week.

On the rise 📈

The need for healthcare workers grows greater each day. Find out which local hospitals are looking to add to their team through open positions and job fairs. Not in the healthcare field? You can still do your part to fight the pandemic by social distancing, wearing a mask and staying home if you feel sick. 


Bring on the business events


Weekly COVID SAFE Network Meeting presented by iRefer N.O.W. Business Networking
Date: Tuesday, January 26
Time: 8-9:30AM
Price: Free
Register

Code Co-op – A free coding help & hack night presented by BASE (Birmingham Area Software Enthusiasts)
Date: Tuesday, January 26
Time: 6-8PM
Price: Free
Register


Breakfast Club presented by TechBirmingham
Date: Thursday, January 28
Time: 8-9AM
Price: Free
Register

Re:Invent Recap – Making Use of New AWS Features in 2021 presented by Birmingham AWS
Date: Thursday, January 28
Time: 12-1:30PM
Price: Free
Register

Friday Fundamentals presented by TechBirmingham
Date: Friday, January 29
Time: 12-1PM
Price: Free
Register

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