By Joshua Huff, sports editor
MONTGOMERY — Registered nursing positions remain most in demand according to online job postings analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information Division.
The department collected and analyzed data from online job ads and found that most postings targeted registered nurses, retail salespersons, sales representatives (wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products), customer service representatives and software developers with more than 9,000 ads placed for those occupations in April.
Registered nurses earn a mean wage of $29.26 per hour, retail salespersons earn a mean wage of $13.04 per hour and wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives earn a mean wage of $32.13 per hour.
The data comes from online job postings within Alabama, which include 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.
The top three employers posting ads in April were: UAB Medicine (736), Auto Zone Auto Parts (446), and Ascension Health (416). These were followed by UAB (405), Hibbett Sports (376), the University of South Alabama (358), Dollar General (344), Lowe’s (309), Encompass Home Health (308), and Southeastern Grocers (302) to round out the top 10 employers with the most online ads.