Alabama Department of Labor outlines most popular jobs

Alabama Department of Labor outlines most popular jobs

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – As you are driving down the road you probably noticed more hiring signs. The Alabama Department of Labor says that’s because the job market appears to be rebounding.

“It’s really a job seeker’s market right now. Employers are having to be extremely competitive with their salaries and benefits packages because everybody’s looking for the same workers,” said Tara Hutchinson with the Alabama Department of Labor.

According to the state’s job database, there are more than 10,000 available right now.

“The most popular jobs that we’re tracking through our HWOL data program, which is published monthly, continue to be those retail supervisors and registered nurses. Truck drivers also are usually in the top numbers there,” said Hutchinson.

Here are the internal job openings in the last 30 days, provided by the Alabama Department of Labor.


711 total internal job openings

Top five jobs:

  • Landscaping and groundskeeping
  • Computer systems engineers/architects
  • Management analysts
  • Software developers, applications
  • Information technology project managers

28 total internal job openings

Top five jobs:

  • Automotive service technicians and mechanics
  • First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers
  • Bill and account collectors
  • Data warehousing specialists
  • Registered nurses

101 total internal job openings

Top five jobs:

  • Machinists
  • Maintenance and repair workers, general
  • Production workers, all other
  • Software developers, applications
  • Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail and farm products

77 total internal job openings

Top five jobs:

  • First-line supervisors of production and operating workers
  • Merchandise displayers and window trimmers
  • Physical therapists
  • Registered nurses
  • Home health aides

30 total internal job openings.

Top five jobs:

  • Industrial engineers
  • Production workers, all other
  • Industrial production managers
  • Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses
  • Molding, core-making and casting machine setters, operators and tenders, metal and plastic

“Basically, anyone who wants a job should be able to find one at this point,” said Hutchinson.

The Department of Labor Department manages 55 career centers throughout the state of Alabama, and all of the services are free to both job seekers and employers. So if you’re wanting to make a career change and need more education or training, you may be able to do so at no cost.

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