Attention job-seekers: almost 24K jobs in Birmingham-Hoover are available right now

view of UAB's campus from a bridge
A view of UAB”s campus. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Remember back in March 2020, when jobs disappeared with lockdowns, and we found ourselves facing 12% unemployment in the Birmingham-Hoover area by April? Thankfully, happy times are here again, employment-wise, and if you’re looking for a job, there are 10 employers in the area with over 160 openings each. Keep reading for all the details.

Jobs in Birmingham-Hoover are way up + unemployment is way down

view of Birmingham Alabama downtown
The Greater Birmingham area has lots of open jobs right now. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Unemployment in the Birmingham Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) has gone down a full 9.2% since its peak in April 2022. 

The current rate is 2.8%, a historic low. 

There are almost 3 jobs in Birmingham-Hoover per available candidate

According to AlabamaWorks!, there are currently 7,299 candidates for 23,897 job openings.

5 of the companies with the most jobs in Birmingham-Hoover are in healthcare

Not surprisingly, given the heavy toll the COVID-19 pandemic has taken, five of the companies with the most job openings in the area are in healthcare. The others are in education, fast food, banking and auto parts. 

According to AlabamaWorks!, these are currently the 10 employers with the most job openings in the area:      

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System: 1,595
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham: 825
  • Tenet Healthcare Corporation: 407
  • Community Health Systems, Inc: 361
  • Ascension: 344
  • Children’s of Alabama: 264
  • McDonald’s Corporation: 222
  • Regions Financial Corporation: 202
  • Advance Auto Parts, Inc.: 170
  • Tacala, LLC: 161—fun fact: this is the group that owns Taco Bell

Job fairs are a great way to get in front of potential employers

riverchase Attention job-seekers: almost 24K jobs in Birmingham-Hoover are available right now
Head to this job fair. (Riverchase Career Connection Center / Twitter)

Job fairs are a great way to get in front of potential employers. This one is taking place Thursday, April 7 from 9:15AM-2:30PM in Hoover.

Buffalo Rock Hiring Fair
This job fair is also April 7. (Buffalo Rock)

This job fair lasts from 10AM-2PM on April 7.

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Sharron Swain
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