Encompass Health named a 2019 Best Workplace for Women by Fortune

We love a #GirlBoss here at Bham Now. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Encompass Health is a big name here in the Magic City. This Birmingham-based healthcare company has over 300 locations in 37 states! Formerly known as HealthSouth, Encompass Health has been headquartered in Birmingham, AL since 1982. Fortune recently named Encompass one of their”75 Best Large Workplaces for Women.” Find out why!

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Innovate Birmingham is offering scholarships to local college students. Learn how to apply

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Students hard at work. Photo via Innovate Birmingham

It’s a great time to be a college student in Birmingham, especially if you’re interested in technology. Enter Innovate Birmingham. Their mission is to connect up-and-coming local talent to numerous tech employers here in the Magic City. One way Innovate Birmingham does this is by offering scholarships to local college students. 

Students attending UAB, Lawson State Community College, or Jefferson State Community College and studying tech may be eligible. Apply for one of Innovate Birmingham’s scholarships today.

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Job Hunting? Check out 5 job fairs this fall in Birmingham, AL

Fall in Birmingham is full of beautiful leaves, scenery, and… job fairs! Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Whether you’re looking to land that first job, rejoin the workforce, or make your next career move, job fairs are a great way to meet employers and find local openings. Here are 5 job fairs that are coming this fall to Birmingham, AL.

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6 startups pitching for $150K at EDPA’s Alabama Launchpad finale. Attend imerge2019 August 28 to celebrate ‘Alabama’s next first’

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6 companies will pitch to win part of $150,000 Alabama Launchpad funding at imerge2019 on August 28. Photo via EDPA

The next generation of Alabama’s innovators will pitch to win part of $150,000 funding on offer from the EDPA at Cycle 3 of the Alabama Launchpad competition in Birmingham on Thursday, August 28. The finale forms part of imerge2019, a special event to celebrate Alabama’s past, present and future role in the space race.

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5 reasons to attend imerge2019 on August 28. Celebrate Alabama’s past, present, and future role in the space race

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Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr, poses next to the US flag during the Apollo 11 mission (Photo via NASA)

The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) will host its third annual imerge event on August 28, at Iron City, in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Earn while you learn: Innovate Birmingham to team up with Central Six AlabamaWorks for IT Apprenticeship Program. Apply by July 26!

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Innovate Birmingham and Central Six AlabamaWorks are joining forces to get Birmingham working—specifically in tech. This fall, Central Six AlabamaWorks will launch their approximately 17 month long Information Technology Apprenticeship Program. And with the help of Innovate Birmingham, they’re getting local tech talent in the field, earning while they learn and on their way to a career in software development.

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Electric scooters may be coming (back) to Birmingham, thanks to new legislation

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Bham Now team member Wade Cline scooting to his next meeting. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now.

If you were driving around Birmingham in 2018, you may have seen someone zipping around on an electric scooter. This novelty transportation method was available in Birmingham for a few months in 2018- until it wasn’t. Now, a new piece of legislation might have these scooters zipping back to Birmingham.

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We went behind the scenes of the new M2 development, the sequel to MAKEbhm

Carruthers and Lanier are a powerhouse team- their combined experience in architecture and real estate yields great odds for success for this new development. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

Some big names in Birmingham business and development have teamed up on a new project. Tom Carruthers, President of Red Rock Realty and Bruce Lanier, Founder and Owner of MAKEbhm have joined with Grant Brigham, Partner at ARC Realty. They’re bringing a new development to 3501 1st Ave South (formerly Old Car Heaven) later this year, and we’ve got all the details.

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The Uber of property maintenance: How Birmingham startup Maestro is disrupting the industry through technology

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Jason Clotfelter, Karen Osburn and Kyle McKinley of Maestro. Photo courtesy of Maestro Maintenance Management

You’ve probably seen the work of Birmingham real estate developer Orchestra Partners across town (The Essential, anyone?). But did you know they incubated a startup that’s changing the game for property management?  Read on to get the scoop.

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Tech company to relocate from California to Birmingham – CEO is “blown away” by the city

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Ever left a holiday party with a gift card you knew you would never use? Or maybe you have a stack of gift cards to Starbucks that could buy 100 lattes, but you really wish you could use that money to buy groceries for the month. Prepaid2Cash is a tech company in California that offers users a solution. They’re relocating to Birmingham, and we’ve got the scoop.

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3 things I learned about Innovate Birmingham from candidate, Loni Vaughn. Apply for courses + scholarships by Aug. 9.

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Loni Vaughn in front of Innovation Depot, where Innovate Birmingham is located—Always laughing at something, and it’s contagious! Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

The tech world can be intimidating, but Innovate Birmingham is changing that. They offer courses for FREE—no tech experience needed. And they are helping make Birmingham’s local tech industry more accessible to everyone. Hear from Loni Vaughn, a Data Analytics candidate at Innovate Birmingham on what the program is really like, plus how to apply for courses and scholarships today.

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Birmingham’s own EBSCO Industries honored by Computerworld’s 2019 list of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT

EBSCO Industries. Alabama's only company on Computerworlds 100 Best Places to Work in IT 2019
EBSCO Industries has been announced as one of the ‘100 Best Places to Work in IT’ (Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now)

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EBSCO Industries, headquartered in Birmingham, has been honored with national recognition by its inclusion on Computerworld magazine’s prestigious annual list of ‘100 Best Places to Work in IT’. The only company in Alabama to be included on the list. Find out more about what makes EBSCO a top place to work and why it is a hit with tech professionals.

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131 Hospitals and 40K employees depend on Encompass Health’s information technology department in Birmingham. They’re hiring too!

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Encompass Health’s Information technology Group is responsible for 131 hospitals and over 40k employees. Photo via Encompass Health

Birmingham based Encompass Health’s growing Information Technology Group (ITG) department is looking for talented techs to join their collaborative team. And, it’s not just about the coding.  It’s about making a difference in people’s lives. Bham Now sat down with a few ITG employees to find out what sets the department apart in the industry and what it’s like to play such an integral role for the nation’s leading provider in integrated healthcare services. They also gave us the inside scoop on some sweet open jobs.

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3 things I learned at Innovate Birmingham’s Demo Day 2019

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I’ve known about Innovate Birmingham for a few months, and have been so impressed with the work they’re doing to educate and establish IT talent in the Birmingham community. I’ve met some of the crew, toured their office at Innovation Depot, and also written about them a few times. But until attending Demo Day last week, I don’t think I truly understood the impact they are making every single day in the lives of not only their candidates but also the Birmingham tech scene as a whole.

Here are 3 things I learned at Innovate Birmingham’s Demo Day plus how you can get involved:

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