It’s no secret to most of us that live here – Huntsville is a hidden gem when it comes to quality of life and job opportunities. With national accolades including 3rd best place to live and fastest economic growth, the world is catching on – and job growth in our area over the next 10 years is expected to surpass 40%.
So where are all the job openings hiding?
We all know about the most common national job listing websites such as Indeed, SimplyHired, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn. You may have perused Huntsville job openings on Craigslist, and there are even directories designed specifically for more executive level positions, like The Ladders and ExecThread.
But while these popular job directories are great places to start, limiting your job hunt to these types of sites could cause you to miss out on local job openings that never make it into the bigger search engines because they’re hiding out on lesser-known websites or shared via word of mouth.
In this post, we’ll share some of our tried-and-true places to look when you’re seeking employment opportunities in Huntsville, AL and the surrounding area.
Let’s go job hunting in Huntsville!
State and Local Job Listings in Huntsville, AL
This local workforce development website, managed by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, is home to a robust job directory for local companies.
Search for technical or manufacturing jobs in Huntsville with AIDT, a division of the Alabama Department of Commerce.
UAH students and alumni searching for internships, co-ops, or full-time jobs can find exclusive listings for both on-campus and off-campus opportunities using Charger Path. (Here at Blue Summit Supplies, we often hire interns using the Charger Path platform!)
Large Local Employers in Huntsville, AL
Many large employers post their job listings directly on their own website. Simply find company websites and then search for a link that says something like “Careers”, “Employment, or “Work With Us” to get started.
The following is a list of a few of our city’s largest companies, with links directly to their career sections.
Note: Many of these large companies have multiple locations, so be sure to sort job listings by Huntsville or Madison, Alabama.
- Northrop Grumman
- Target Distribution Center
- Lockheed Martin
- Teledyne Brown
- Redstone Federal Credit Union
- Huntsville Utilities
This is by no means a complete list! For more leads, check out this recent compilation of the largest employers in Huntsville, published by the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce.
City Government and Arsenal Jobs in Huntsville, AL
If you want to work in our city, why not work for our city? Public jobs are a great option for civic-minded individuals and government jobs abound in our city thanks to Redstone Arsenal. Begin your job search with the city, county, or government through the websites below.
Jobs with Huntsville or Madison
Government and Arsenal Jobs
Education Jobs in Huntsville, AL
If working in education sounds appealing, there are tons of school systems, both public and private, that offer employment opportunities for certified teachers as well as administrative or support roles.
Public School Systems
- Westminster Christian Academy
- Madison Academy
- Oakwood Adventist Academy
- Valley Fellowship Christian Academy
- Whitesburg Christian Academy
- Holy Spirit Regional Catholic School
These are only a few of the private schools in our area; visit Rocket City Mom for a more complete listing.
Colleges & Universities
- University of Alabama in Huntsville
- Calhoun Community College
- Alabama A&M University
- Oakwood University
- J.F. Drake State Community & Technical College
Local Professional Facebook Groups
Word of mouth is powerful when it comes to job hunting, so spending time with other professionals online can be extremely fruitful to bypassing traditional job-hunting avenues. While these Facebook communities aren’t specifically focused on job opportunities, they can sometimes hold hidden gems for jobhunters. Search “hiring” within these types of groups to bypass the noise and go straight to possible employment opportunities.
- Huntsville Small Business Networking
- What’s Hiring Huntsville?
- Jobs Hiring In Madison & Limestone County, AL
- Valley Area Business Professionals
- Mompreneurs of Huntsville
- Black Business Owners of Huntsville
- Huntsville Alabama Community Resources
- PRCA North Alabama
- AAF North Alabama
- Downtown Huntsville Business Network
- Gateway BNI
Staffing Providers, Recruiting Agencies, and Temp Agencies in Huntsville, AL
Spur is a local staffing provider that employs hourly workers in our area with organizations including Huntsville City Schools, Oakwood University, Von Braun Center, and many more.
Snelling is a well-known Huntsville staffing company that’s been around since 1951, so it’s safe to say that they know what they’re doing. Check out their job board for myriad opportunities from temp to full-time work.
Automation Personnel Services
Check out the APS job board to find temp jobs in light industrial work, such as warehouse work, manufacturing, technicians, handlers, or operators.
Looking for a more hands-on headhunter experience? Check out Global Recruiters of Huntsville. And for more local employment or staffing agencies, check out the Huntsville Madison County Chamber directory.
Job fairs are a great way to get in front of dozens of recruiters from local companies at one time. If you’re not sure what direction you want to take your career or the type of company you’d like to work with, a career expo can be an ideal place to learn about lots of different opportunities at one time. Don’t forget to bring your resume!
The best way to find upcoming job fairs? A simple search on Google or Facebook.
Do you know of other places to find jobs in the Huntsville, AL area? Let us know in the comments so that we can add it to this post!
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