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Online job ads in March up 51 percent from last year

The five occupations with the most online job ads continue to be for registered nurses, retail salespersons, sales representatives, supervisors of retail salespersons, and heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers with 17,742 ads placed for those occupations in March.

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Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that as of March 2022, the yearly comparison of online job ads is 105,241, up 51 percent from March 2021. The monthly total of online job ads for March 2022 is up 12.6 percent with 35,657 new online ads.

The five occupations with the most online job ads continue to be for registered nurses, retail salespersons, sales representatives, supervisors of retail salespersons, and heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers with 17,742 ads placed for those occupations in March.

The Healthworld Online (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 percent of job ads have salaries of $75,000 and above; 17 percent have salaries in the $50-75,000 range; 22 percent have salaries in the $35-49,000 range; and 41 percent have salaries of $35,000 or under.

The top two employers posting the most online ads in February were Huntsville Hospital with 1,547 and UAB Health System with 1,514. The rest of the top 10 were: Baptist Health (630), Walmart / Sam’s (617) University of South Alabama (590), Regions (563), Encompass Health (549), East Alabama Medical Center (540), Auburn University (493), and Lowe’s (479)

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