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Study: Nurses, truck drivers, retail are the most sought-after employees in Alabama

Mikayla Burns

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Nurses, truck drivers and retail workers are among the most highly sought-after employees in Alabama, a new report found.

The study conducted by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information Division looked at online help-wanted ads placed during December 2018.

The Help Wanted Online data compiled for the state of Alabama showed out of a total of 46,998 ads placed, 5,845 were specific to truck drivers, nurses and retail workers, suggesting that such occupations are in high demand in Alabama.

Collected ad data include those from Alabama’s online job website and job boards from companies and social media sites.

CVS Health, UAB Medicine and McDonald’s Corporation were the top three companies posting help-wanted ads for Alabama workers in December.

Higher-waged job ads — those like industrial engineering and software developing — saw an increase in postings throughout 2018.

The department said Secretary of Labor Fitzgerald Washington encourages Alabama citizens who need employment to visit the state’s Career Center to find job assistance.

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