Small businesses and entrepreneurs—apply now for Walmart’s Open Call

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Jazzy Jewels vendors at Woodlawn Street Market. Photo via Woodlawn Street Market’s Facebook page

Calling all local entrepreneurs and small business owners! If you’re dreaming of growing your product line and/or business, you won’t want to miss this opportunity during Walmart’s Open Call. Read on for the exciting details.

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Birmingham’s Simpeo and GoodJob are transforming the hiring process

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Get ready to revolutionize the hiring process with Simpeo On Demand Talent, powered by GoodJob. Photo via GoodJob

Two local startups, Simpeo and Goodjob, have partnered to provide small businesses the ideal PEO (Professional Employer Organization) experience. See how the new Simpeo On Demand Talent, powered by GoodJob will optimize your next talent search.

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Bessemer Train Depot to get major redevelopment. Here’s how

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The Bessemer Train Depot in downtown Bessemer. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

The Bessemer area has exploded with new jobs and opportunities in the past couple years. One part that is now catching up with the times is the Bessemer Train Depot, now that it has been purchased by Brian Giattina, Blox CFO and founder of Bessemer Redevelopment Corps. Keep reading to see the past, present and future of this Bessemer icon.

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5 ways this new app is making job hunting easier than ever—discover Worlds of Work

While normally Central Six would host a Worlds of Work in-person event where students could learn more about different types of careers, this year students can access the same resources through their new app. Photo via Central Six AlabamaWorks!

From the time we’re old enough to talk the first question we’re asked is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Whether you’re beginning your career or starting a new one, Worlds of Work is a great place to jump into the game. Check out how the app from Central Six AlabamaWorks! is changing how we find employment in Alabama. Ready to get started? Download the app through Apple or Google Play.

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Get the latest on Birmingham’s upcoming Urban Supply development

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The future of Parkside in downtown Birmingham. Rendering via Urban Supply

Urban Supply is changing the face of Parkside in Birmingham, bringing 100,000 square feet of retail, office and fitness spaces as well as restaurants and bars to the area. See what’s there, what’s happening and what’s coming to the coming-soon development that just broke ground.

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These 3 work remotely from Birmingham—here are their stories

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Taylor Kelley when she danced with the Alabama Ballet. Now she works for a social media marketing agency in NYC. Photo via Rachel Neville Photography

For a while now, we’ve been watching with interest as startups move out of California to other locations, including Birmingham. Then when COVID hit, that process seemed to accelerate as newly remote workers realized they could leave high-rent locales like New York City and work anywhere. We reached out to three people who live in Birmingham and work for organizations based in California or New York. Here’s what we learned.

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UA EMBA helped Thomas create your next favorite startup—here’s how

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Through UA EMBA’s program, Thomas Walker Jr. was able to get the skills he needed to co-found S(w)service. Photo via Thomas Walker Jr.

Starting your own business is daunting—unless you have a great set of skills behind you. Through the University of Alabama’s Executive MBA Program, startup champion Thomas Walker Jr. learned how to go from being a leader to becoming an executive. Don’t think there’s a difference? See what it did for Thomas’ career.

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Local Birmingham hospitals need to fill 100’s of openings now. Here’s how to apply

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Since COVID-19 cases have continued to rise, so has the need for healthcare workers. For those seeking jobs in fields like nursing and pharmacy techs, find out where you can find work in Birmingham while helping others during the pandemic

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Over 2,000 healthcare jobs open in Birmingham now including these 15

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UAB wants you to join their staff. Photo via UAB Medicine’s Facebook

According to the Jefferson County Health Department, there are roughly 54,012 cases of COVID-19 in our area. There are also over 2,000 healthcare jobs available in Birmingham right now. Here are just 15 of those available jobs to help Birmingham through this crisis.

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10,000+ jobs under your tree this holiday season in Birmingham

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Back companies you believe in in your own back yard. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

If you’re like me, you’re in the final sprint of wrapping up work and last-minute holiday to-dos. To help you keep calm in the middle of the mayhem, take a moment to chill with business updates and 10,000+ jobs available in Birmingham. So hop to it + scroll on, my friend. 

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“It was a perfect match.” Bham execs share their latest career move

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Orientation may have looked a bit different this year, but connecting with your classmates is one of the biggest benefits of this program. Photo via UA EMBA

These local professionals are making big moves in their careers. We caught up with the Birmingham execs from Alabama’s latest Executive MBA class to learn more about their decision to take their careers to the next level—and how they’re making it happen. Check it out!

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Tired of feeling out of the loop? Your weekly update of Birmingham business news

Kickin’ off the week with some great weather and even better business news. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Got those mid-November/daylight savings time blues? It won’t be hard to turn that frown upside down after reading all about what good news is in-store for the Birmingham business scene. 

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Buffalo Rock to expand operations in a $75 million Birmingham investment

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The announcement was made on November 9, 2020. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Buffalo Rock is a 119-year-old company that’s headquartered right here in Birmingham. Today, they announced a massive expansion to their local operations. Here’s what it means for Birmingham.

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Seasonal jobs around Birmingham to help you through the holidays

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Want to be a holiday shopper for Shipt? Photo via Shipt’s Instagram

Whether you’re in need of a full-time position or just want to earn a few extra bucks for some holiday gift-giving, we’ve rounded up tons of open jobs around the Greater Birmingham Area to help get you through the season ahead.

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