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Birmingham, Alabama 35244 United States
For more than a decade, the Reaction Search Birmingham Retail and Apparel Executive Search Firm Specialty Team has provided its Retail and Apparel clients with superior Retail and Apparel talent acquisitions by matching Top Retail and Apparel Professionals with Employers in the Birmingham, Alabama Metro Area.
Our highly trained executive recruiters have real-world Retail and Apparel experience and insight, making them the best suited for conducting executive job-placement to enhance the staffing infrastructure in both private and public organizations.
As a nationwide Retail and Apparel executive search firm with an expansive network of professional Retail and Apparel executive search recruiters located in most major cities across the nation, Reaction Search and its Retail and Apparel executive consultants are dedicated to identifying, evaluating, recruiting, and delivering the highest-caliber Retail and Apparel professionals by utilizing an established process in matching and delivering high-caliber Retail and Apparel candidates, who are prepared to begin contributing to your company immediately, with positions that fit their unique skill set.
The Birmingham Retail and Apparel Executive Search Agency Specialty Teams provides executive search services for clients in the Accounting, Advertising, Aerospace & Defense, Biotechnology, Banking, Board and CEO Services, Computer Hardware, Construction, Consulting, Consumer Products, Computer Software and Hardware, Education, Energy & Utilities, Entertainment & Sports, Financial Services, Food Products, Government, Human Resources, Health Care, Hospitality & Tourism, Insurance, Industrial, Internet & New Media, Legal, Journalism & Publishing, Marketing, Manufacturing, Medical Device, Non-Profit, Pharmaceutical, Real Estate, Retail & Apparel, Sales, Technology, Telecommunications and Transportation.
Whether you are seeking a CFO or to build an entire Retail and Apparel team virtually overnight, Reaction Search Birmingham Retail and Apparel consulting team is the answer; we connect time-strapped employers with talented Retail and Apparel candidates.
One of the many dimensions that make our Retail and Apparel executive search professionals truly unique is the fact that they are Retail and Apparel executive industry insiders. Our Birmingham Retail and Apparel executive search recruiters have actually worked in the positions for which they now recruit talent. With this unique insight and perspective, they are better equipped to deliver search results that continue to uphold and ensure our firm’s consistently high retention rates within the Birmingham Retail and Apparel Executive Search Division.
Because our Birmingham Retail and Apparel executive consultants are familiar with the key Birmingham Retail and Apparel players and the “ins and outs” of the Birmingham Retail and Apparel field, they know the questions to ask, and are able to quickly and effectively assess candidate competency. These insights amongst other dimensions enable our Birmingham Retail and Apparel executive staffers to consistently recruit premium Retail and Apparel candidates. These are just a few of many ways in which our Birmingham Retail and Apparel executive consultants distinguish themselves from headhunters who are just trying to hastily fulfill an executive job search.
From start-up to Fortune 500 companies, our extensive Birmingham Retail and Apparel industry knowledge base and proven track record of accomplishments enables our firm, RSI, to expeditiously and thoroughly tailor and fulfill each Birmingham Retail and Apparel Executive Search. Simply, we provide outstanding service and bottom line results by servicing a comprehensive range of disciplines.
Just because Birmingham is home to only one Fortune 500 company, that doesn’t mean that they don’t have major companies that operate out of this hub city. Leading Birmingham corporations that attract top-notch executives include:
Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, with a metropolitan area population of 1,128,047—a quarter of Alabama’s entire population! Birmingham was founded in 1871, during the post-Civil-War-Reconstruction period. Though it started as a small farm town, it grew exponentially into the industrial and railroad transportation hub that it is today. From its founding through the late 1960’s, Birmingham was known primarily as the industrial center of the South. In fact, Birmingham’s industry grew so rapidly during the period between 1881 and 1920 that it earned the nicknames, The Magic City and The Pittsburgh of the South. Like Pittsburgh, Birmingham’s major industries included iron and steel production. Railroad was a huge industry for Birmingham then as well – the combination of iron and steel production and railroading saw rails and railroad cars being manufactured in this hub city. While railroading is still huge in Birmingham, the city has diversified in the later half of the twentieth century to include banking, telecommunications, transportation, electrical power transmission, medical care, college education and insurance. While mining used to be a huge money-maker back in the day, it isn’t any longer. Because of its largely diversified economy, Birmingham is one of Southeastern United States most important business centers today.
Metropolitan Area: 1,128,047
Major Industries: Railroad, Steel and Iron Manufacturing, Transportation, Electrical, Healthcare, Higher Education and Insurance
Attractions: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 16th Street Baptist Church, Rickwood Field Park, Moonlight on the Mountain, Southern Museum of Flight
Birmingham was founded by Elyton Land Company on June 1, 1871. Elyton Land Company consisted of a group of cotton planters, bankers and railroad entrepreneurs. The town grew so rapidly that by 1911, several surrounding Alabama towns were quickly absorbed into Birmingham. By the start of the 20th century, Birmingham gained the nickname “The Magic City” because the downtown quickly developed from a low-rise commercial and residential district into a grid of mid-rise and high-rise buildings and streetcar lines. Between 1902 and 1912, a group of four skyscrapers were constructed that later became known as “The Heaviest Corner on Earth.”
In the 1970’s, urban-renewal efforts focused on the development of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, which transpired to be a major medical and research center. In 1971, Birmingham celebrated its centennial by making major public-works improvements around the city. Around that same time, the city saw considerable growth in the banking industry, which resulted in the construction of new sky-scrapers—the first since the 1920’s. While this type of construction did help diversify the city’s economy, it didn’t stop many families from migrating out of the city and to the suburbs.
While Birmingham’s growth seemed to be rapid, recent decades have seen a decrease in population, partially due in large part to the “white flight” from the city to the suburbs. In earlier years, the city’s non-Hispanic white population was 57.4 percent – by 2010, this percent was down to just 21.1 percent. The population as a whole, however, decreased form 340,887 in 1960 to just 242,820 in 2000—a decline of 29 percent.
However, this type of decrease seems to be typical of all major cities – and, like all major cities, Birmingham has begun to experience a rebirth of sorts. New resources have been dedicated in reconstructing the downtown area into a 24-hour mixed-use district. The market for downtown lofts and condominiums has increased while restaurant, retail and cultural options are also beginning to expand. In 2006, the city voted “The Diverse City” as its new tagline.
Being the leading Birmingham Executive Search Firm, our firm understands the Birmingham, Alabama, market for executives and managers looking to be part of the Retail and Apparel team at some of the nation’s top companies.
Hiring the wrong person can be a costly mistake. Being one of the nation’s leading executive search firms, Reaction Search can minimize the risks associated with recruiting a new employee. Our recruiting experts conduct in-depth candidate reviews to evaluate the competency and quality of each candidate we recommend to our clients. We conduct extensive background and reference checks. When we send you a candidate, we do so with the utmost confidence that the candidate meets your criteria, and would be an asset to your organization.