Remember March 2020, when the jobs disappeared with the closures, and we found ourselves facing 12% unemployment in the Birmingham-Hoover area in April? Fortunately, the happy times are back, employment-wise, and if you’re looking for a job, there are 10 employers in the area with over 160 openings each. Keep reading for all the details.
Birmingham-Hoover jobs are up + unemployment is down
Unemployment in the Birmingham Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) has fallen 9.2% since its peak in April 2022.
The current rate is 2.8%, a historic low.
There are nearly 3 jobs in Birmingham-Hoover per available candidate
According to AlabamaWorks!, there are currently 7,299 applicants for 23,897 vacancies.
5 of the companies with the most jobs in Birmingham-Hoover are in healthcare
Not surprisingly, given the heavy toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, five of the companies with the most job openings in the region are in healthcare. The others are in education, fast food, banking and auto parts.
According to Alabama works!these are currently the 10 employers with the most job vacancies in the region:
- University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System: 1,595
- The University of Alabama at Birmingham: 825
- Tenet Healthcare Corporation: 407
- Community Health Systems, Inc: 361
- Ascent: 344
- Alabama Children: 264
- McDonald’s Corporation: 222
- Financial corporation of the regions: 202
- Advance Auto Parts, Inc.: 170
- Tacala, LLC: 161—fun fact: this is the group that owns Taco Bell
Career fairs are a great way to connect with potential employers
Career fairs are a great way to connect with potential employers. This takes place on Thursday, April 7 from 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Hoover.
This job fair runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 7.
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