Most job openings for drivers, nurses

Published 1:25 am Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information Division shows that the most online help wanted ads were for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers, registered nurses, and first-line supervisors of retail sales workers, with more than 10,235 ads placed for those occupations in November. Overall ads were up over the year by 13.57 percent.

The Help Wanted Online (HWOL) data is compiled from all online job postings in the state, including those posted on the state’s free online jobs database,, and other sources; such as traditional job boards, corporate boards, and social media sites. There were 54,723 online ads this month, 27,208 of those were new ads.

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers earn a mean wage of $20.15 per hour, registered nurses earn a mean wage of $27.82 per hour, and first-line retail salespersons earn a mean wage of $19.97 per hour.