Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers are the Top Jobs in April

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2024

Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers are the Top Jobs in April

MONTGOMERY – Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that in April 2024, there were 79,951 job ads posted in Alabama, representing a monthly decrease of 6.9%.

The five occupations with the most online job ads are for Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers and Fast Food and Counter Workers, with 13,568 ads placed for those occupations in April.

The HWOL data is compiled from all online job postings in the state, including those posted on the state’s free online jobs database, AlabamaWorks.alabama.gov, and other sources, such as traditional job boards, corporate boards, and social media sites.

In April 2024, there were 30,437 total job ads with salaries, including 7,310 jobs ads with salaries of $70,000 and above; 8,087 jobs ads with salaries in the $35-49,000 range; 5,107 jobs ads with salaries in the $50-69,000 range, and 9,933 jobs ads with salaries less than $35,000.

The top two employers posting the most online ads in April were Walmart with 969 ads and Huntsville Hospital with 960 ads. The rest of the top 10 were: UAB Medicine (894), The University of Alabama at Birmingham (738), Auburn University (552), Baptist Health (503), Jack’s Family Restaurants (455), USA Health (441), Cracker Barrel (379), and The University of Alabama (370).

This month’s HWOL Occupation Focus is General and Operations Managers. Those employed in this occupation plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations, overseeing multiple departments or locations. Duties include directing and coordinating activities of businesses or departments concerned with the production, pricing, sales, or distribution of products. They may also perform personnel functions, such as selection, training, or evaluation. Typically, employees in these occupations usually need a Bachelor’s degree. The advertised median salary for General and Operations Managers in Alabama is $59,264. This occupation has 3,020 Annual Total Openings in Alabama.

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The Jasper Career Center is hosting a Multiple Employer Public Safety Job Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 23, 2024

The Jasper Career Center is hosting a Multiple Employer Public Safety Job Fair

Jasper – The Jasper Career Center is hosting a Multiple Employer Public Safety, Corrections and Security Job Fair in the Walker/Jefferson/Winston/Cullman County Area. Some Employers to attend include City of Jasper Fire & Rescue, Alabama Department of Corrections, Jasper City Police Department and The Walker County Sheriff’s Department! Hiring Positions include Correctional Officers/Trainees, Correctional Security Guards, Deputies, General Services, Offender Support, Maintenance, Engineering and much more!

The job fair will be held on Tuesday May 28th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, The event will be held at the Jasper Career Center 2604 Viking Drive, Jasper, AL 35501

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Jasper Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Jan Hawkins- BSR Jasper Career Center 205-221-2576

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

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Alabama’s April Labor Force Participation Rate Rises to 57.5%

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For Immediate Release: May 17, 2024

Alabama’s April Labor Force Participation Rate Rises to 57.5%

Labor Force, Employment, and Jobs Count All Reach New Record Highs

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s April labor force participation rate increased by one-tenth of a percentage point to 57.5 %. The percentage of prime-age workers increased by two-tenths of a percentage point over the month to 79.1%. Over the year, this number increased by 1.7 percentage points from 77.4%. Prime-age workers are those aged 25-54 years.

“This continued growth in our prime age labor force participation rate is truly encouraging,” said Washington. “The over the year growth is showing that our prime age workers are indeed rejoining the labor force and making an impact.  Additionally, our total labor force has increased to its highest level, with more than 40,000 people deciding that they want a job since the same time last year.”

Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 3.1%, up from March 2024’s rate of 3.0%, and up from April 2023’s rate of 2.3%.  The rate represents 72,057 unemployed persons, compared to 70,884 in March and 52,004 in April 2023.

The number of people counted as employed increased by 20,117 over the year to a new record high of 2,263,393. The civilian labor force also reached a new record high, increasing to 2,335,450, with 40,170 more people joining over the year.

Over the year, wage and salary employment increased by 49,700 to 2,203,800. This represents a new record high for Alabama’s jobs count, with gains in the private education and health services sector (+13,700), the government sector (+9,400), and the manufacturing sector (+7,500), among others.

“Alabama’s employers are creating jobs,” continued Washington. “Our economy is supporting more jobs than ever before. We are all working together to ensure that we have the workforce to fill them.”

Counties with the lowest unemployment rates are:  Shelby County at 2.0%, Morgan County at 2.1%, and Cullman, Elmore, Madison, and Marshall Counties at 2.2%.  Counties with the highest unemployment rates are: Wilcox County at 7.7%, Perry County at 5.3%, and Dallas County at 5.0%.

Major cities with the lowest unemployment rates are: Homewood at 1.8%, Alabaster, Madison, Trussville, and Vestavia Hills at 1.9%, and Hoover at 2.0%.  Major cities with the highest unemployment rates are: Selma at 5.7%, Prichard at 4.9%, and Gadsden and Mobile at 3.7%.

 

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Seasonal adjustment” refers to BLS’s practice of anticipating certain trends in the labor force, such as hiring during the holidays or the surge in the labor force when students graduate in the spring, and removing their effects to the civilian labor force. 
The Current Population (CPS), or the household survey, is conducted by the Census Bureau and identifies members of the work force and measures how many people are working or looking for work.
The establishment survey, which is conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, surveys employers to measure how many jobs are in the economy.  This is also referred to as wage and salary employment.

The Huntsville Career Center is Hosting a Hiring Event for Marksman Security Corporation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 16th, 2024

The Huntsville Career Center is Hosting a Hiring Event for Marksman Security Corporation 

Huntsville – The Huntsville Career Center is hosting a hiring event for Marksman Security Corporation. There will be multiple Full-time and Part-time positions available. Marksman Security Corporation is hiring for all shifts. Hiring positions include Unarmed Security Officers $16.50/hour, Dispatch Officers $17.25/hour and Security Supervisors $18.25/hour. Positions come with the following benefits: Medical, vision, dental, 401K, pet insurance, short term disability, referral bonus and more. Weekend and holiday availability is required. Other qualifications include be 18 years of age or older, must have at least six months to one year security experience, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, have a valid Alabama Security License or be able to obtain one and have a valid Alabama driver’s license.

The hiring event will be held on Friday, May 17th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The event will be located at the Huntsville Career Center, 2535 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35810.

Those who wish to learn more about the hiring event can contact the Huntsville Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Lane Reno, Business Services Representative at the Huntsville Career Center, (256) 851-0537, Ext 855613

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

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The Alabaster Career Center is Hosting a Multi-Employer Job Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 13, 2024

The Alabaster Career Center is Hosting a Multi-Employer Job Fair

Alabaster – The Alabaster Career Center is hosting a Multi-Employer Job Fair for Transportation, Heavy Equipment, Warehousing and Shipping & Receiving. There will be representatives from employers and training providers partners as well as schools approved for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). WIOA can assist jobseekers with training in these career fields. Some employers will include, Coca-Cola, AIDT, Jefferson State Community College, Sysco, Shelby County 9-1-1, 160 Driving Academy, Midstate Driving Academy, Move Gurus, Alabama Department of Public Health, Alabama Department of Corrections, ESD School LLC, Southeastern Food Merchandisers and Lhoist.

The job fair will be held on Thursday May 16th, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Alabaster Career Center located at 109 Plaza Cir, Alabaster, AL 35007

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Alabaster Career Center, or specifically reach out to Kristina Lawrence, 205-663-2542, Kristina.Lawrence@alcc.alabama.gov at the Alabaster Career Center.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

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The Birmingham Career Center is partnering with Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Car and Work Faith Birmingham in hosting the Jefferson County Second Chance Hiring Fair.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 7, 2024

The Birmingham Career Center is partnering with Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Car and Work Faith Birmingham in hosting the Jefferson County Second Chance Hiring Fair.

Birmingham – The Birmingham Career Center is partnering with Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Car and Work Faith Birmingham in hosting the Jefferson County Second Chance Hiring Fair. Employers are looking to hire qualified men and women who have a criminal history and need a second chance at joining the workforce. We have Employers who are looking to hire qualified men and women who do have felony(ies) and/or misdemeanor(s). Multiple employers will be onsite and ready to hire. Some employers include Jefferson State Community College, Coco Cola, Alabama Power and Waste Management, just to name a few. Job seekers can register at secondchancehiringfair.com. The Birmingham Career Center will also be providing registration and guide services the day of the hiring fair. Registration is FREE!

The job fair will be held on Thursday May 9th, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The event will be held at The Boutwell Auditorium located at 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Birmingham Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Yvette Fields, Senior Manager, @ Birmingham Career Center, 205-582-5211

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

 

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The Huntsville Career Center is hosting a Job Fair for Phoenix Rehabilitation Foundation.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 29, 2024

The Huntsville Career Center is hosting a Job Fair for Phoenix Rehabilitation Foundation.

Huntsville – The Huntsville Career Center is hosting a Job Fair for Phoenix Rehabilitation Foundation. Twenty-five to thirty positions need to be filled. Positions include Custodial Crew Lead, Custodial Crew Members (all levels), Grounds Maintenance Workers.  These positions are located at the Redstone Arsenal, and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The job fair will be held on Wednesday May 1st, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Huntsville Career Center, 2535 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35810.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Huntsville Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Lane Reno, Business Services Representative @ Huntsville Career Center, (256) 851-0537, Ext 855613

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

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The Jasper Career Center is hosting a Job Fair for Warrior Met Coal in the Walker and Jefferson County Area.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 29, 2024

The Jasper Career Center is hosting a Job Fair for Warrior Met Coal in the Walker and Jefferson County Area.

Jasper – The Jasper Career Center is hosting a Job Fair for Warrior Met Coal in the Walker and Jefferson County Area. Positions include Inexperienced and Experienced Miners. Entry Level Pay is $23.77 per hour and $25.85 per hour. Company will train!

The job fair will be held on Wednesday May 1st, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., The event will be held at the Jasper Career Center 2604 Viking Drive, Jasper, AL 35501

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Jasper Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Jan Hawkins- BSR Jasper Career Center 205-221-2576

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

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The Montgomery Career Center will be hosting the Semi-Annual Montgomery City Wide Career Fair in partnership with The City of Montgomery.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 29, 2024

The Montgomery Career Center will be hosting the Semi-Annual Montgomery City Wide Career Fair in partnership with The City of Montgomery.

Montgomery – The Montgomery Career Center is hosting a Semi-Annual Montgomery City Wide Career Fair in partnership with The City of Montgomery. Multiple Private Companies and Government agencies will be attending. Some employers include Alabama State Personnel, Coco Cola Bottling Co. United, Buffalo Rock, Montgomery Fire/Rescue, Montgomery Police Department and Steris. Many more will also be there!

The job fair will be held on Thursday May 2nd from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, The event will be held at the Multiplex @ Crampton Bowl. 1037 Pelham Street Montgomery Alabama 36104.

Those who wish to learn more about the job fair can contact the Montgomery Career Center, or specifically reach out to: Ebony Moore ES Senior Manager, Montgomery Career Center 334-286-1746.

The Alabama Career Center System (ACCS) is part of the Alabama Department of Labor’s Employment Services Division. The ACCS operates 57 Career Centers throughout the state, touching all 67 counties. Career Centers provide free services for both jobseekers and employers, including résumé and interview preparation services, educational and vocational training, along with workforce development services and wage assistance. A listing of Career Centers is available at www.labor.alabama.gov.

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Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers are the Top Jobs in March

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2024

Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers are the Top Jobs in March

MONTGOMERY – Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that in March 2024, there were 84,247 job ads posted in Alabama, representing a monthly increase of 1.4%.

The five occupations with the most online job ads are for Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers, Fast Food and Counter Workers, Sales Reps, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Exc. Technical & Scientific Products, with 14,530 ads placed for those occupations in March.

The HWOL data is compiled from all online job postings in the state, including those posted on the state’s free online jobs database, AlabamaWorks.alabama.gov, and other sources, such as traditional job boards, corporate boards, and social media sites.

In March 2024, there were 30,930 total job ads with salaries, including 9,250 jobs ads with salaries of $60,000 and above; 5,261 jobs ads with salaries in the $48-60,000 range; 8,471 jobs ads with salaries in the $32-44,000 range, and 7,948 jobs ads with salaries less than $32,000.

The top two employers posting the most online ads in March were Walmart with 1,441 ads and Huntsville Hospital with 1,066 ads. The rest of the top 10 were: UAB Medicine (934), The University of Alabama at Birmingham (793), Baptist Health (706), Auburn University (529), USA Health (485), Jack’s Family Restaurants (429), Cracker Barrel (426), and Grandview Medical Center (376).

This month’s HWOL Occupation Focus is Food Service Managers. Those employed in this occupation plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages. They may also keep records required by government agencies regarding sanitation or food subsidies and investigate and resolve complaints regarding food quality, service, or accommodations. Typically, employees in these occupations usually need a high school diploma and previous work-related skills, knowledge, or experience. The advertised median salary for Food Service Managers in Alabama is $46,720. This occupation has 470 Annual Total Openings in Alabama.