With a mix of industries that indicate economic recovery, Alabama has seen a drop in unemployment these past three years. The military has a strong presence here, and that brings many qualified candidates to the state. Because of that military presence, headhunters will find an ample inventory from which to recruit for industries such as education, trades, transportation, and utilities.
An especially good selection of positions from which to choose includes maintenance, long-haul driver, and lineman. Restaurants have seen an increase in business, thus creating a need to hire sous chefs, line cooks, and waitstaff. The state's coastal region brings a need for talent that can fulfill the recruiting needs for the shipping industry.