DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — If you are out and about, it’s hard not to notice the number of companies hiring across the nation and in Alabama.

The unemployment rate in Houston County and surrounding areas is 2.8%.

Ann Carr with Southeast Alabama Works told the Dothan City Commissioners there are 1,397 hiring opportunities just in the Circle City alone, more jobs than there are people willing to fill those positions.

The medical field, retail, and hospitality continue to be among the top five fields needing the most workers.

The report shows 346 openings at Southeast Health and 177 positions at Flowers Hospital. Carr said they are working with both hospitals to try to recruit more hospital workers in the area.

If you or anyone you know needs help applying or looking for a position, Southeast Alabama Works encourages these people to reach out for help.