Job-seekers: 19.6K jobs in the Greater Birmingham area right now


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It may be summer break, but with over 19K jobs available in the Greater Birmingham area, now’s the time to brush off your resume. We already found the top jobs and employers within 25 miles of Birmingham for you, so keep reading for all the details.

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Alabama is breaking records with its low unemployment rate

With an unemployment rate of 2.8% in April 2022 according to the Alabama Department of Labor, Alabama is looking like the place to be.

There are almost 5 jobs in Birmingham-Hoover per available candidate

According to AlabamaWorks!, there are currently 3,928 candidates for 19,612 job openings, or 4.9 jobs per person looking. This is a bit of a dip compared to last month’s job openings. It looks like the grads we’re proud of are joining the work force!

4 of the companies with the most jobs in the Greater Birmingham area are in healthcare

Birmingham Jobs include UAB Callahan Eye Hospital
Dr. Frazier at UAB Callahan Eye Hospital knows how to keep your kid entertained at an appointment. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

As we’ve been reporting for some time now, if you’re a healthcare worker, Birmingham needs you.

Other jobs in Birmingham are in retail and consulting.

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

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham: 1,361
  • UAB Medicine: 730
  • Dollar General: 345
  • Children’s of Alabama: 331
  • Grandview Medical Center: 330
  • Deloitte: 312
  • Ascension: 272
  • Hibbett: 230
  • Hudson Group: 215

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