The Birmingham Business Alliance launched in 2014 OnBoard Birmingham, a program to help regional employers recruit and retain professionals in their companies and in Birmingham. The program is part of the BBA’s Talent Recruitment Project, which is an ongoing workforce development effort to help attract and retain talent in the Birmingham region. OnBoard Birmingham provides first-year and early career professionals the opportunity to make a meaningful connection with the Birmingham community.


Several times a year, the Birmingham Business Alliance invites more than one hundred students from colleges and universities from around the state to join its “Talent Recruitment Project,” a workforce development initiative designed to give college juniors and seniors the opportunity to meet with major corporations for prospective internships and jobs in Birmingham. The opportunity provides a leg up on their post-college careers, hopefully, in Birmingham. Top students, who met established criteria set by each company and vetted by the career service department of each school, meet with some of Birmingham’s premier companies looking to hire talent. Following small group meetings with companies, students are treated to any number of hot-spot attractions in Birmingham.