Chicago, IL Employment Information
With a workforce of nearly 5 million, Chicago is the third most-populous US city. Chicago job conditions, which dipped in mid-2011, have started to strengthen again. According to PNC’s “Chicago Market Outlook,” the Windy City’s long-term economic outlook is positive due to the city’s position as an “engine of economic growth” for the US and its “diverse, productive and affluent” population.
Chicago Job Opportunities
In addition to its broad array of cultural and tourist attractions, Chicago also benefits from a bustling convention business and a strong base of educational and healthcare institutions.
Aided by busy O’Hare International Airport, the city’s inland port and the fact that half the nation’s freight trains pass through, the trade sector dominates employment in Chicago. Other key industries include professional/business services and education/health services. Over the past year, jobs in Chicago have expanded in construction, as well as in professional/business services and education/health services, while the financial activities, government and other services sectors lost jobs.
Chicago Employment Trends
Chicago hiring conditions are on the upswing, although there is still considerable room for improvement. After a three-year decline, the city’s employment base started to grow again in 2011. And after hitting double digits in mid-2011, the Chicago unemployment rate has gradually improved, but is still significantly higher than it was five years ago. Online hiring, which dipped for several years, is also improving.
Moody’s Analytics expects Chicago jobs to increase 0.6 percent between Q2 2012 and Q2 2013, less than the 1.3 percent increase expected in the US job supply.
Jobs in Chicago, Illinois
IBM Corporation Chicago, IL, 60671
Kenexa is a leading SaaS (Software as a Service) provider of business solutions for human resources. The company helps global organizations multiply business success by identifying the best individuals for every job and fostering optimal work environments for every organization. For more than 20 years, Kenexa has studied human behavior and team dynamics in the workplace and has developed software...
This Software Client Leader (SCL) will share responsibility for the Software client relationship with financial services accounts in the Midwest - Chicago area .The SCL will lead the software team and act as the focal point to the client, with responsibility for overall customer satisfaction. The position will entail managing key relationships, understanding the client's organization and culture,...
Crowe Horwath LLP Chicago, IL
Transaction Services Manager - Financial Advisory ID 6857 Location US-IL-Chicago Firm Services Financial Advisory Services - Transaction Services Type Regular Full-Time More information about this opportunity: Company Overview: Crowe Horwath LLP (www.crowehorwath.com) is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of Building Value with Va...
Global Consulting Chicago, IL
Our client, an international public accounting firm, has an exciting opportunity available for an Audit Director for their Energy/Utilities group in the Chicago area. As a key member of the internal audit department in this group, you would develop audit programs, working papers, and internal audit reports, ensuring solid client services as primary point of contact. You would assist in preparing r...
Micro Center Chicago, IL
Micro Center is one of the nation’s leading computer and electronics retailers, offering over 35,000 products in large, well-furnished regional stores. We provide the industry's most compelling and customer-oriented shopping environment, with twelve dedicated product and service departments and the most knowledgeable staff in the business. An industry pioneer when we started in 1979 in Columbus, O...
Pinnacle Search Group Chicago, IL
REGIONAL SALES ENGINEER An "on the move" U.S. based manufacturer of electrical components is looking for a Regional Sales Engineer to sell their products to OEM's and large end users. They are looking for a 4 year degree in Engineering(BSEE,BSME,BSIE, etc.) and 5+ years of electrical product field sales experience. You may be currently selling motors, drives, controls/automation, low voltage compo...
DisTech, Inc. Chicago, IL
Drive With The Best Of The Best! Come join our great family of drivers! DistTech Inc. is a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, who is North America’s largest tank truck transporter and logistics provider, delivering fuel, chemicals, and food grade products within all 48 States as well as Canada & Mexico. TANKER DRIVERS NEEDED IN CHICAGO, IL Company Drivers Dedicated Account Local/Regi...
Quality Supervisor(s) needed for large consumer packaged goods manufacturing facility. Our client is a larger privately held company with a strong presence in the food industry with multiple facilities. Prior food experience is a big plus, or consumer goods manufacturing. Promotes and represents quality measures and processes successfully with operations on any implementations as well as the day t...
We are in search of a Packaging Manager in the food industry with prior operational leadership experience. Prior food manufacturing or consumer packaged goods is a plus. This role will have multiple reports and be heavily involved in continuous improvement and implementing lean strategies Successfully maintain goals in an automated facility including production goals, training, safety, and quality...
CompuPros Chicago, IL
Senior Technical Recruiter Chicago based / work from home opportunity. Must be local to Chicago! *Please review the description carefully and respond with complete resume, your full name, availability, current location, and contact information if you would like to be considered or want more information.* OVERVIEW: Accountable to recruit for contract, contract-for-hire and permanent placements as w...
Company Confidential Chicago, IL
Extremely Lucrative Compensation Plan Whether you are an experienced sales professional, fresh out of college, or a veteran, if you are seeking to take charge of your career and substantially increase your income, we have an excellent opportunity for you. We are seeking great people who desire to work independently, full-time or part-time. This is your opportunity to join a rapidly growing Company...
Veredus Inc Chicago, IL
Field Services Support Specialist Contract Chicago, IL Field Services Specialist Primary responsibilities of this role may include: Receives work from and responds to service center tickets, walk-in or internal help requests. Successfully troubleshoots and resolves or escalates problems in a timely manner while following consistent, standard approaches. Complies with standard operating procedu...
IBM Interactive, IBM's digital agency, is rated by Forrester and Ad Age as among the top three digital agencies in the world. In the United States, IBM Interactive has design studios in Atlanta, GA., Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, and Boston, MA. IBM Interactive in the US is comprised of Creative Directors, User Experience Directors, Information Architects, Web Architects/Developers, and Project Man...
PLC Technician needed for 2nd shift! Ideal candidate will have experience troubleshooting programmable logic controllers and other automated equipment. We have a variety of equipment and engineers on site to program, ideal candidate will have trouble shooting experience. The opportunity to gain further knowledge in automation is definitely available! This candidate will work an estimated 10+ hours...
Chicago Marketing Chicago, IL
Sports Minded - MARKETING / ADVERTISING - *IMMEDIATE HIRE* Are you an ATHLETE? We are looking for COMPETITIVE, SPORTS-MINDED Individuals for our our marketing and advertising firm. The right person will love the thrill of a challenge and be excited to dive into new projects and sales. We deliver flawlessly executed promotional sales programs and strategic marketing campaigns throughout the are...
Swiss Colony Chicago, IL
Ashro Store Lead We are currently seeking a temporary store lead for our Ford City Mall location. This position Oversees the daily activities of the Store and assists in the coordination of Store operations. Must be familiar with areas such as Sales, Customer Relations, and product knowledge in order to effectively handle situations that may arise. Receives and stocks product including checking in...
Bankers Life and Casualty Company Chicago, IL
Bankers Life and Casualty Company is looking for highly motivated and talented individuals to grow into tomorrow’s management leaders. As an insurance industry leader, we help improve the lives of those we work with in the retirement market. We are preparing to support the Baby Boomer generation as they enter retirement and help to grow the market by 250% over the next 15 years[i]. To meet the nee...
AGLA Chicago, IL
By definition a hero is “a legendary figure…admired for his/her achievements and noble qualities.” AGLA is looking for individuals who meet that description… local heroes. Dedicated people with leadership skills who will answer the call to shield and protect families and small businesses from potential financial hardship brought about when life takes an unexpected turn. Do you have what it takes t...
GDH Consulting Chicago, IL
Data Center Manager GDH Consulting is seeking a seasoned Data Center Manager who is ready to work with one of the fastest growing companies in Chicago. We need a skilled Program Manager (Data Center Manager) for an 18 month project managing a data center migration from out of state to Chicago. There will be no travel as we understand it. This is a multi-layered project involving EMC and VMware tec...
Select Staffing Chicago, IL
Administrative Assistant . does nothing stand in your way of a job well done? Do you welcome the change to prove yourself? If you are bright, independently driven and can adapt with ease to the ebb and flow of a high activity Chicago office, this may be the perfect part time career opportunity for you. Hours are 1pm-5pm, Monday-Friday and the salary goes up to $18/hour (depending on experience). A...
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