There are over 21K job openings in the Greater Birmingham Area


TJ Tower, job openings
Do you have a view of the Thomas Jefferson Tower at work? (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Birmingham, it’s a great time to be looking for your next job. According to, the Birmingham-Hoover Area has over 21K job openings. Keep reading to find out about the job market and local companies hiring.

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Alabama’s unemployment rate is low

According to the Alabama Department of Labor Market Information Division, Alabama had an unemployment rate of 2.8% in December, which is 0.7% less than the national rate. Let’s continue to decrease this number, Bham!

There are 6 job openings in the Greater Birmingham Area per available candidate

Join the fun staff at Glenwood! Now hiring. (Glenwood)

There’s no need to be worried about a lot of competition. According to AlabamaWorks!, there are 3,531 candidates for 21,477 job openings. We think you have a pretty good chance of getting hired.

Check out these fantastic companies with job openings

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If you are currently on the job hunt, Birmingham has opportunities in healthcare, retail, finance and more.

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

  1. The University of Alabama at Birmingham: 1,077
  2. Grandview Medical Center: 723
  3. UAB Medicine: 594
  4. Tenet Healthcare: 539
  5. Children’s of Alabama: 332
  6. Ascension: 319
  7. Hibbett Sports: 229
  8. Dollar General: 179
  9. Deloitte: 162
  10. Regions Financial: 159

Want to learn about more amazing companies in The Magic City? Check out these can’t-miss opportunities:

We wish you the best of luck on your job hunt! PS—Huntsville has over 12K job openings.

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Emma Johnston
Emma Johnston
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