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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How ARC Realty has made giving an integral part of their culture

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Agent Rachel Moone is a newly licensed agent who is going pink this October. Photo via ARC Realty

“Since day one, we’ve always been driven by relationships.” In less than a decade since its founding, ARC Realty has become an authority in Birmingham real estate. More importantly, they’ve made giving back to their community a top priority. Find out more.

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It’s Manufacturing Month, and we’re celebrating all who make our essential items

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Inside Georgia-Pacific’s plant in Monroe County, Alabama. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

October is National Manufacturing Month, and we all know Birmingham has deep ties to industry. We caught up with one of the world’s leading makers of some of our most essential items. Check out how Georgia-Pacific is supporting our households and our workforce through manufacturing.

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Touch lives every day with a nursing career at Children’s of Alabama

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Bonding with pediatric patients is an essential part of the job. Photo via Children’s of Alabama

It’s pediatric nurses week, and we couldn’t think of a better time to explore nursing careers at Children’s of Alabama. We talked with two nurses—one with 25 years and one with eight at Children’s—to find out more. If you’re a nurse and you’re wondering about your next step, hop over here for nursing and other job listings at Children’s

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5 local nonprofits providing employment assistance to those in need

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Securing steady employment can be a challenge under any circumstance. Oftentimes, it’s also integral to lifting families out of poverty, recovering from addiction, re-entering society and more. These Birmingham nonprofits are providing all kinds of employment help to those who need it. Check it out!

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3 meaningful careers you never knew existed at Children’s of Alabama—IT is one

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Some of the mighty IT team at Children’s of Alabama. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

If you’re rethinking your life right now, Children’s of Alabama has three unique career opportunities for you to consider: IT, food services and environmental services. Keep reading for a behind-the-scenes look at how these roles help Children’s of Alabama remain a nationally-recognized leader in pediatric healthcare. Hop over here if you’re ready to explore new career possibilities.

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Unlike anything else in history—what’s it really like being a college student in 2020?

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Campus has some new accessory trends this year. Photo via BSC

2020 will be a year remembered and taught in school for decades to come. For college students, their experience will be like none other in history. We caught up with a college freshman and a college senior in Birmingham to get an inside look.

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Milo’s is almost open in Cahaba Heights—here are the details

Friendly faces and good food. Photo via Milo’s Original Burger Shop on Facebook

Milo’s Hamburgers is an Alabama favorite, and for good reason. Whether you’re in the mood for a scratch-made buttermilk biscuit breakfast, a freshly grilled burger or of course, some ice-cold famous sweet tea, they’ve got it all. Milo’s is opening a new location in Cahaba Heights this month, and we’re bringing you all the details.

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Meet Taylor Nelson + learn how he climbed the career ladder in Birmingham

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Making career moves and building relationships while you do it. Photo via Alabama EMBA

Hartselle, Alabama native Taylor Nelson wanted to move up in his career—so he made it happen. We learned how he did it, and now we get to share that insight and advice with you. Follow Taylor’s lead and take your career into your own hands with the Alabama EMBA Program.

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Podcasts, productivity tips + open jobs you need to know about this week

Oh hey, welcome to Tuesday. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Put your listening ears on and have your proofreading goggles at the ready for a resume refresh. This Tuesday is jam-packed with info and events you need for being successful at work and sounding smarter than your sibling during the next family Zoom call. 

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Birmingham overflows with business news, tech events + jobs

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Views of Birmingham, AL. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Birmingham is overflowing with thousands of open jobs (literally!). We did some serious digging and found over 6900 open jobs in the fields of Engineering, Human Resources, Marking, Nursing + Tech. Check out our list and be ready to apply. 

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