JOB SEEKERS: There are over 21K job openings in the Birmingham-Hoover Area


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I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again—nothing beats a Bham sunrise. (Bham Now)

Birmingham, it’s a great time to look for your next job. According to, the Birmingham-Hoover area has over 21K job openings. Keep reading to learn about the job market and discover which local companies are hiring.

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Alabama’s unemployment rate is lower than national average

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 average. Let’s keep it up, Bham!

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

Join a company that makes a difference. (Glenwood)

No need to be worried about competition. According to AlabamaWorks!, there are 3,556 candidates for 21,738 job openings. Go explore the market—we think you have a pretty good chance of getting hired.

These companies have job openings RIGHT NOW

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Find a job that makes you smile. (Bham Now)

While healthcare companies have the highest demand for employees in the area, there are many more career opportunities, including retail and finance.

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

  1. The University of Alabama at Birmingham: 1,105
  2. Grandview Medical Center: 649
  3. UAB Medicine: 595
  4. Tenet Healthcare: 584
  5. Children’s of Alabama: 345
  6. Ascension: 297
  7. Hibbett Sports: 229
  8. Dollar General: 184
  9. Soliant: 167
  10. Right at Home: 152

Looking for more amazing companies in The Magic City? Check out these can’t-miss opportunities:

Job fairs happening in the Greater Birmingham Area

UAB students looking for part-time and full-time jobs are invited to the All Majors Career Fair.

For more job fairs, check Alabama Career Center on Facebook for updates.

We wish you the best of luck on your job hunt! PS—Huntsville has over 13K job openings.

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Emma Johnston
Emma Johnston
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