Job-seekers: There are 23K+ job openings in the Birmingham Area


Downtown Birmingham
Could there be a prettier office view? We don’t think so. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Since it’s a fresh, new week, we think now’s the perfect time to look for your next job. According to, there are more than 23K job openings in the Greater Birmingham Area. Keep reading to learn all about the job market and which Bham companies are hiring.

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Alabama has a low unemployment rate

According to the Alabama Department of Labor Market Information Division, Alabama had an unemployment rate of 2.6% in September, which is 0.9% lower than the national rate. That’s the kind of news we love to hear.

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

TJ Tower
We love working in Birmingham. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Never fear—it’s time to cheer for how good your chances are of landing your dream job. According to AlabamaWorks!, there are 3,492 candidates for 23,538 jobs.

Check out these companies with exciting job opportunities

Brookwood Medical Center Freestanding Emergency Department
Dr. Audry Slane + Charge Nurse Kelsey Coleman at Brookwood Medical Center. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Healthcare workers, Birmingham needs you! There are also numerous opportunities in retail and consulting.

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

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham: 1,139
  • UAB Medicine: 663
  • Home Instead: 486
  • Tenet Healthcare: 414
  • Children’s of Alabama: 329
  • Grandview Medical Center: 314
  • Ascension: 306
  • Hibbett Sports: 233
  • Dollar General: 207
  • Deloitte: 188

Here are some other Birmingham companies with incredible opportunities:

We wish you the best of luck on your job hunt!

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Selah Vetter
Selah Vetter
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