FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2022
ONLINE JOB ADS IN NOVEMBER DOWN 6.8% FROM LAST YEAR
Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers are the top jobs in November.
MONTGOMERY - Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that as of November 2022, the yearly comparison of online job ads is 101,757, up 5.3% from November 2021. The monthly total of online job ads for November 2022 is down 6.8% versus the previous month with a decrease of 7,475 online ads.
The five occupations with the most online job ads are for Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers, Customer Service Representatives, and Sales Reps, Wholesale & Manufacturing, with 15,655 ads placed for those occupations in November.
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.
Twenty-seven percent of job ads have salaries of $75,000 and above; 23% have salaries in the $50-75,000 range; 19% have salaries in the $35-49,000 range; and 31% have salaries of $35,000 or under.
The top two employers posting the most online ads in November[HT1] were Huntsville Hospital with 1,404 and UAB Health System with 1,209. The rest of the top 10 were: University of Alabama at Birmingham (958), Walmart/Sam’s (689), Encompass Health (676), Baptist Health (627), Auburn University (618), Regions (571), Lowe’s (521), and University of Alabama (508).
This month's HWOL Occupation Focus is
Those employed in this occupation design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes, including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination. Industrial Engineers may also estimate production costs, cost-saving methods, and the effects of product design changes on expenditures for management review, action, and control. They may confer with clients, vendors, staff, and management personnel regarding purchases, product and production specifications, manufacturing capabilities, or project status. Typically, this occupation requires a bachelor's degree. In Alabama, the advertised median salary for Industrial Engineers is $70,558. This occupation has 605 annual total openings in Alabama.
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