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Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons Continue to Dominate Help Wanted Online Data

April 20, 2021

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For Immediate Release: April 20, 2021

Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons Continue to Dominate Help Wanted Online Data

MONTGOMERY - Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that 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 11,820 ads placed for those occupations in March.
As of March, total ads were up 12.5% with 25,683 new online ads.

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; 14% have salaries in the $50-75,000 range; 20% have salaries in the $35-49,000 range; and 54% have salaries of $35,000 or under.
The top three employers posting ads in March were: UAB Health System (1,112), the University of Alabama at Birmingham (788), and the University of South Alabama (671), These were followed by St. Vincent’s Health System (497), Encompass Heath (473), Lowe’s (436), Aramark (398), Advance Auto Parts (384), Huntsville Hospital (372), and CVS (372) to round out the top 10 employers with the most online ads.

Information Security Analysts are the focus of this month’s in-depth analysis by the LMI division. The median annual salary is advertised as $90,852 with 25% earning more than $105,532.