Retail Growth in Birmingham Area Brings Ample Opportunity for Job Seekers

More than 70,000 active job postings in region with 10% in retail sector, finds new PeopleReady analysis

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—April 27, 2022—As leading grocery and clothing retailers open new store locations in the Birmingham area, job seekers are seeing more opportunities for work across a variety of roles. According to a new analysis being released today by staffing giant PeopleReady, more than 10% of the 70,000-plus active job openings in the area are in the retail sector.

Retail jobs now available in the Birmingham area include customer service roles and jobs at distribution and fulfillment centers. PeopleReady shares some of the most in-demand retail jobs in Birmingham and surrounding areas:

  • Retail salespersons
  • First-line supervisors of retail sales workers
  • Stockers and order fillers
  • Customer service representatives
  • Hand laborers and freight, stock and material movers

“The uptick in retail job openings in the Birmingham area is a positive sign for the local economy and offers great opportunity for job seekers looking for immediate work,” said Kristy Willis, chief sales and operations officer at PeopleReady. “With new jobs being added in the area every day, PeopleReady remains committed to working with businesses and job seekers to fill these critical roles.”

As the official staffing partner of the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES, PeopleReady is looking forward to driving home its mission of connecting people and work and making a difference in local communities at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama in Birmingham this Sunday. The PeopleReady Force for Good Challenge, a partnership between PeopleReady and INDYCAR, gives drivers and their teams the chance to win $1 million to be split between themselves and a charity of their choice. This race marks the first in the series where a driver will be eligible for the $1 million prize, with Josef Newgarden only one victory away from winning a race on all three types of IndyCar tracks. Keep up with the leaderboard here.

PeopleReady is also offering an additional $10,000 to the winner of every race this season, also to be split with their selected charity. This season, PeopleReady is the primary sponsor of Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing’s rookie of the year candidate Christian Lundgaard.

PeopleReady has a variety of ways for job seekers to access job opportunities via app (JobStack) and online (

About PeopleReady
PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI), specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of blue-collar industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, waste and recycling, and hospitality. Leveraging its game-changing JobStack platform and 600-plus branch offices across all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, PeopleReady served approximately 94,000 businesses and put approximately 220,000 people to work in 2021. Learn more at

PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI), specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, retail and hospitality. Leveraging its game changing JobStack staffing app and presence in more than 600 markets throughout North America, PeopleReady served approximately 83,000 businesses and put approximately 226,000 people to work in 2022.