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ONLINE JOB ADS UP 69% FROM LAST YEAR

June 02, 2021

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For Immediate Release: June 2, 2021

ONLINE JOB ADS UP 69% FROM LAST YEAR
Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons Top Jobs in April Help Wanted Online Data

MONTGOMERY - Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that as of April 2021, the yearly total of online job ads is 84,986, up 69% from April 2020. The monthly total of online job ads for April 2021 is up 15.5% with 29,049 new online ads.

The five occupations with the most online wanted ads continue to be for registered nurses, retail salespersons, sales representatives, customer service representatives, and truck drivers with 13,667 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.
Twelve percent of job ads have salaries of $75,000 and above; 13% have salaries in the $50-75,000 range; 20% have salaries in the $35-49,000 range; and 55% have salaries of $35,000 or under.

The top three employers posting ads in April were: UAB Health System (1,198), the University of Alabama at Birmingham (781), and the University of South Alabama (586). These were followed by Encompass Heath (554), St. Vincent’s Health System (505), Lowe’s (502), Regions (399), Huntsville Hospital (394), Aramark (393), and the University of Alabama (383) to round out the top 10 employers with the most online ads.

Industrial Machinery Mechanics are the focus of this month’s in-depth analysis by the LMI division. The median annual salary is advertised as $37,309 with 25% earning more than $43,002. Those employed within this occupation are expected to repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems. Typically, this occupation requires training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate degree. In Alabama, this occupation is in average demand with 457 new ads in the past year.