Job-seekers: There are over 23k job openings in Birmingham-Hoover right now


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Healthcare workers, UAB Medicine is hiring. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Birmingham, it’s a great time to be looking for your next job. The Greater Birmingham Area has over 23k job openings, according to, so get your resume and interviewing skills ready. Keep reading to learn which companies are hiring.

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A low unemployment rate in Alabama

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Nothing beats this office view. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

According to the Alabama Department of Labor Market Information Division, Alabama had an unemployment rate of 2.6% in August, which was 1.1% less than the national unemployment rate.

There are 7 jobs in Jefferson County per available candidate

Worried about competition? According to AlabamaWorks!, there are 3,550 candidates for 23,063 job openings. We think you have a pretty good chance of getting hired.

5 of the top 10 employers in the Greater Birmingham Area are in healthcare

Regions downtown Birmingham
You could work downtown Birmingham at Regions. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Once again, healthcare companies have the most demand for employees in the area. There are also opportunities in retail and finance.

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

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham: 1,299
  • UAB Medicine: 799
  • Tenet Healthcare: 433
  • Children’s of Alabama: 343
  • Grandview Medical Center: 317
  • Deloitte: 244
  • Hibbett Sports: 222
  • Dollar General: 186
  • Regions Financial: 179
  • Ascension: 172

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Selah Vetter
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