Attention, job-seekers, there are over 26K open positions in the Greater Birmingham Area right now


Grandview Medical Center Physicians Plaza II. (Nathan Watson / The Bama Buzz)

We know y’all are wondering what the jobs situation is like in the Greater Birmingham Area, so here we are with your post-Memorial Day update. We’ve got featured jobs and top employers within 25 miles of Birmingham, so keep reading for all the details.

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Unemployment hit a new record low in April

Alabama’s unemployment rate plummeted to a new record low of 2.8% in April 2022, according to the Alabama Department of Labor.

There are almost 4 open positions in the Greater Birmingham Area per available candidate

According to AlabamaWorks!, there are currently 6986 candidates for 26,015 job openings, or 3.73 jobs per person looking.

6 of the companies with the most open positions in the Greater Birmingham area are in healthcare

The Aycock twins
Twins Hannah and Sarah Aycock both work as nurses at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

There’s nothing new about this news, which we’ve been reporting for some time now. If you’re wanting to get into healthcare, the doors are wide open right now.

Other opportunities are in retail and consulting.

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

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System: 1402
  • UAB Medicine: 739
  • Dollar General: 339
  • Children’s of Alabama: 334
  • Grandview Medical Center: 298
  • Deloitte: 270
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers: 267
  • Hibbett | City Gear: 228
  • West Hill Health and Rehab: 203
  • Brookwood Baptist Medical Center: 191

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Sharron Swain
Sharron Swain

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