Job-seekers: 23K jobs are open right now in the Greater Birmingham Area


Birmingham skyline
We love downtown Birmingham office views. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Searching for a new job? Birmingham is the place to be with over 23 thousand open job listings, according to Keep reading to learn more about the labor market and which companies are hiring.

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Alabama has a low unemployment rate

Birmingham highway
We’ll catch you on the commute. (Sabrina Palmer / Bham Now)

In August, Alabama had an unemployment rate of 2.6%, according to the Alabama Department of Labor Market Information Division. This was 1.1% less than the national unemployment rate.

There are 6 jobs in Birmingham-Hoover per available candidate

According to AlabamaWorks!, there are 3,544 candidates for 23,022 open positions in Jefferson County. That seems like a pretty good chance to get your dream job.

Get your resume ready

Looking for an opportunity to connect with employers? Add the Birmingham Career Center’s Second Annual Open Air Job Fair to your calendar on Tuesday, October 18.

  • What: A chance for job-seekers to meet with employers, including the Alabama Department of Corrections, America’s Thrift Stores, Birmingham Airport Authority, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United and UAB Medicine
  • When: Tuesday, October 18 | 10AM-2PM
  • Where: Birmingham Career Center, 3216 4th Avenue S, Birmingham, AL 35222

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

Children's of Alabama
Children’s of Alabama is hiring. (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

Once again, there are many healthcare companies searching for workers in the Greater Birmingham Area. Other opportunities are in retail and finance.

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

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham: 1,237
  • UAB Medicine: 762
  • Tenet Healthcare: 442
  • Children’s of Alabama: 346
  • Grandview Medical Center: 309
  • Ascension: 267
  • Hibbett Sports: 224
  • Deloitte: 207
  • Dollar General: 204
  • Regions Financial: 178

Birmingham, check out our job listings to find your dream job. Employers can post jobs here.

Selah Vetter
Selah Vetter
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