JOB HUNTERS: Find your new career, 22K job openings in Birmingham


Kelly Hotel, job openings
Downtown Birmingham as seen from the Kelly Hotel. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Attention job seekers! If you are looking for a job in the Birmingham area, you’re in luck—there are more than 22K job openings in The Magic City right now. Keep reading to learn more about the listings, Alabama’s labor market and job fairs.

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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

Dawson Building / Phillip Dawson
This construction company is expanding to commercial. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

No need to be worried about competition. According to AlabamaWorks!, there are 3,561 candidates for 22,021 job openings. Go explore the market—we think you have a pretty good chance of getting hired.

These companies have job openings RIGHT NOW

Dustin Killen, current UNA EDBA student. (Gavin Richardson / 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: 1,063
  2. Grandview Medical Center: 642
  3. Tenet Healthcare: 600
  4. UAB Medicine: 564
  5. Children’s of Alabama: 338
  6. Ascension: 303
  7. Hibbett Sports: 231
  8. Soliant: 187
  9. Dollar General: 183
  10. Regions Financial: 164

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

Is your new job prospect remote? Check out BHM Interchange—a new, free co-working space coming to Downtown Birmingham.

Job fairs happening in the Greater Birmingham Area

Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free job fair with multiple employers for those seeking a career change:

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.

Looking for a job? Check out our job listings. If you’re an employer, post your open positions here.

Emma Johnston
Emma Johnston
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