FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 24, 2023
ONLINE JOB ADS IN DECEMBER UP 3.9% FROM LAST YEAR
Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers are the top jobs in December.
MONTGOMERY - Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that as of December 2022, the yearly comparison of online job ads is 101,036, up 3.9% from December 2021. The monthly total of online job ads for December 2022 is down 0.5% versus the previous month with a decrease of 506 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 15,915 ads placed for those occupations in December.
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-eight percent of job ads have salaries of $75,000 and above; 22% have salaries in the $50-75,000 range; 18% have salaries in the $35-49,000 range; and 32% have salaries of $35,000 or under.
The top two employers posting the most online ads in December were Huntsville Hospital with 1,408 and UAB Health System with 1,200. The rest of the top 10 were: Walmart/Sam’s (840), University of Alabama at Birmingham (789), Auburn University (592), Baptist Health (562), Regions (540), Brookwood Baptist Health (522), Grandview Medical Center (521), and Walgreens (466).
This month's HWOL Occupation Focus is Information Security Analysts.
Those employed in this occupation are expected to plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information, as well as assess system vulnerabilities for security risks and propose and implement risk mitigation strategies. They may also ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure and respond to computer security breaches and viruses. Typically, this occupation requires a Bachelor's Degree and a considerable amount of work-related skills, knowledge, or experience. The advertised median salary for Information Security Analysts in Alabama is $91,934. This occupation has 220 annual total openings in Alabama.
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