Job-seekers: The Greater Birmingham Area has over 24k job openings right now


Downtown Birmingham
It’s the perfect time to find a job in Birmingham. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

It’s almost officially fall—the upcoming season may be a sign for a new season of work. Luckily, the Greater Birmingham Area has over 24k job openings, according to Keep reading to learn all about how to find your dream job and what the labor market looks like.

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Alabama has a low unemployment rate

Birmingham Skyline
You can’t beat this office view. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

According to the Alabama Department of Labor Market Information Division, our state had an unemployment rate of 2.6% in July. That’s 0.9% less than the national unemployment rate.

There are 7 jobs in the Greater Birmingham Area per available candidate

You have a pretty good chance of finding a job in Bham. There are 3,546 candidates for 24,258 open jobs, according to AlabamaWorks!. That seems like a pretty good reason to brush off your resume.

5 of the top 10 employers in Jefferson County are in healthcare

St Vincent
Bham, we need healthcare workers. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

It’s no secret that there’s a demand for healthcare workers. Other openings include consulting, retail and the food industry.

Here are the top 10 employers in Birmingham with the most job openings, according to

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham: 1,303
  • UAB Medicine: 796
  • Encompass Health: 552
  • Tenet Healthcare: 416
  • Children’s of Alabama: 340
  • Grandview Medical Center: 308
  • Deloitte: 272
  • Hibbett Sports: 222
  • Domino’s: 211
  • PwC: 191

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Selah Vetter
Selah Vetter
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