Here’s what you need to know about the 2000+ new jobs coming to Alabama

Uncrustables - Jm Smucker Is Coming To Alabama
A job involving PB&J? Sign me up. Photo via The J.M. Smucker Co.

Alabama, it’s time for you to brush up your resume. With many businesses announcing their move to the state, it’s a good time for the economy and new job opportunities.

These businesses are saying “sweet home Alabama”

Smith & Co. is coming to Birmingham. Photo via Pat Byington for The Bama Buzz

Businesses from 3D printing to your favorite after school snack (yes, that’s right Smucker’s Uncrustables) are making Alabama their new home. According to the Alabama Department of Commerce, some of the businesses investing in new facilities or growth projects are:

All of these businesses coming to the Yellowhammer state means they are investing $1.6 billion in new capital. Talk about a huge boost for the state’s economy!

“The Alabama economic development team’s chief objective is to help spark the creation of high-quality jobs throughout the state by strategically focusing on industries with solid long-term growth prospects.

Overcoming complex challenges shows that our team is executing on this plan and delivering results that make a difference for the state and its hard-working citizens.”

– Greg Canfield, Secretary, Alabama Department of Commerce

New year, new job

All of these new businesses coming to Alabama means it’s a great time to look for a new job. There will be over 2,000 new jobs in cities across the state, including:

  • Athens
  • Auburn
  • Birmingham
  • Dothan
  • Huntsville
  • Montgomery

Are you wondering what types of skills you need? Some of the industries are:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Bioscience
  • Food production
  • Forest products
  • Shipping
  • Steelmaking

The Alabama Department of Commerce as worked hard this past year to bring in all of these new businesses. We are excited for who else will be calling Alabama home next year.

“The pipeline of potential projects as we wrap up 2021 and head into a new year continues to look promising, and you can bet the Alabama team intends to build on the momentum we have generated.”

– Greg Canfield, Secretary, Alabama Department of Commerce

We welcome these new businesses to sweet home Alabama and wish you good luck on your new career.

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