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Illinois Employment Information


Illinois Overview


The Illinois job market is experiencing mixed conditions. The recession hit the state’s critical business sectors -- including manufacturing, wholesale trade, and financial and professional services -- particularly hard. The business declines subsequently affected tax revenue, putting additional pressure on an already-mismanaged state budget. Illinois is now on a path to recovery as the state government and businesses continue to spur economic development and employment opportunities for the state’s 6 million workers.

Illinois Jobs Opportunities


Most of the state’s well-educated workers are concentrated in Chicago. Other work opportunities in Illinois include manufacturing jobs on the outskirts of Chicago as well as jobs in the rural Amish communities of central Illinois. The state’s location in the middle of the country attracts a strong manufacturing base, due to the cost-effectiveness of shipping from the central location.

The trade, transportation and utilities sector generates more than 20 percent of Illinois jobs. Education/health services, professional/business services and government are also critical sectors for employment in Illinois. Professional/business services reported the strongest growth over the past year, while government, construction, other services and information have been in decline. After several years of decline, the manufacturing sector is expanding.

Illinois Employment Trends


The Illinois job market has shown mild performance. As of June 2012, the state unemployment rate was 8.7 percent -- well below the peak rate of 11.4 percent in January 2010, but still higher than the national unemployment rate. Payrolls across the state and online hiring each have shown tempered expansion.

Moody’s Analytics forecasts jobs in Illinois will increase by only 0.8 percent between Q2 2012 and Q3 2013, compared with the 1.3 percent increase expected in the nation’s job supply during that time.
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Material Handler Distribution company is in need of an experienced, detail oriented Material Handler. Qualifications: Minimum 1-3 years warehouse experience OSHA forklift certified Physically fit Able to lift at least 50 pounds Good communication skills Able to work in extreme weather conditions Strong customer service skills Basic reading and math skills Description of duties: Accurat...
Vensar Technology Inc has openings for the position Big Data QA Analyst with Bachelor's degree in Engineering (any), Computer Science,Technology or related and 1 yr of relevant experience to test and perform quality analysis on Big data platform such as Hadoop and HDFS. Perform functional (Blackbox) testing, identify key performance indicators. Develop complex SQL queries .Should be able to test t...
Cook-Chinese Food. Chicago Southwest suburb. Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables and appetizers according to Chinese cuisine recipes. Prepare ingredients and cook Moo Shu dishes, Kung Bo chicken, Ma Po Tofu, egg rolls, and pot stickers. Require 2yrs exp in job offered. Submit resumes to Hong Min Corp., 8048 W. 111th Street, Palos Hills IL 60465. No calls....
Huntley, IL, 60142
FABRICATION INSPECTOR Well established ISO9001:2008 growing manufacturer of hydraulic reservoirs, fuel tanks, and custom fabrications is looking for an experienced floor inspector. This position requires a proven background and exposure to laser cutting, welding, forming and industrial paint processes. Positions are available on first or second shift. Ideal candidate will be well versed with curre...
Mondelez International is a new company - just two years old - but we carry with us a proud history in the Rockford region. For the last 57 years, under the names of Warner-Lambert, Pfizer, Cadbury and Kraft Foods, we've been providing great jobs and employment for many talented people. We're a global company, with over $35bn sales worldwide and industry-leading snacking brands like Cadbury chocol...
Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers NEEDED Construction Season has kicked into high gear! Prairie, the premiere Ready Mix Concrete Manufacturer in Chicagoland and surrounding suburbs believes in engaging the employees in the workplace while including them in our safety culture. Our drivers make local deliveries and enjoy being home every night. Prairie is an equal opportunity employer (EOE M/F/D/V) a...
ESD, Inc., seeks Associate Engineers for Chicago, IL location. Master's in Electrical Engineering plus 2yrs exp. or Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering plus 5yrs exp. req'd. Exp. must include: hospital and imaging suite design, corporate fitout projects, UPS and generator design, REVIT MEP and AutoCAD design, short circuit and electrical coordination studies using SKM Power Tools, lighting render...
Dwight, IL, 60420
Full time Come join our great nursing team where your contributions can make a difference! Heritage Woods of Dwight, an affordable supportive lifestyle community is looking for a customer service focused LPN for a full time Staff Nurse position. Must be an LPN in the State of Illinois with a strong passion for working with seniors. Please apply in person or send resumes to *****...
Pontiac, IL
Brunton Motor Freight 18862 N. 1600 E. Rd. Pontiac, IL 61764 Call 815-848-4893 Local Flatbed trucking company looking for an experienced diesel mechanic to work on company tractor and trailers. We have an immediate opening for a full time, first shift diesel mechanic. Great pay and excellent benefits! If Interested please call 815-848-4893. Diesel Mechanic Responsibilities: Preventive mainte...
Position Description: - Under the direction of the project lead, this position will offer you the opportunity to work in a project team environment with other engineers and designers involved in the design, modification, and analysis of new and existing fossil power plant electrical systems. - You will work on challenging assignments that include investigating, trouble-shooting, and solving a wi...
Position Description: Sargent & Lundy's Power Delivery Services business unit currently has an opportunity for a Construction Management Transmission Line Engineer. Primary Responsibility: Perform overall construction management of the installation of a 69kV to 765kV transmission line or perform overall construction coordination and QA/QC of a 69kV to 765kV transmission line project. Additiona...
LPN PT positions available. Call Liberty Court, 815-285-2000. Ask for Ann or Ashley. Posting provided by:...
Brunton Motor Freight 18862 N. 1600 E. Rd. Pontiac, IL 61764 Call 815-848-4893 Local Flatbed trucking company looking for an experienced diesel mechanic to work on company tractor and trailers. We have an immediate opening for a full time, first shift diesel mechanic. Great pay and excellent benefits! If Interested please call 815-848-4893. Diesel Mechanic Responsibilities: Preventive mainte...
Henkels & McCoy, Inc., one of the largest privately held utility contracting firms in North America. With over 4500 employees in 80 cities and over 91 years of proven experience as one of the most reliable, innovative and diversified firms in the engineering and construction industry, is currently seeking a Senior Project Manager as part of our internal growth strategy. Position Reports to: This ...
Brunton Motor Freight 18862 N. 1600 E. Rd. Pontiac, IL 61764 Call 815-848-4893 Local Flatbed trucking company looking for an experienced diesel mechanic to work on company tractor and trailers. We have an immediate opening for a full time, first shift diesel mechanic. Great pay and excellent benefits! If Interested please call 815-848-4893. Diesel Mechanic Responsibilities: Preventive mainte...
Ensures team members practice safe work habits, and follows and enforces all safety rules and policies. Leads associates to help ensure efficient bottle and container production. Ensures products are in accordance with customer specified requirements. Ensures the Plant's Quality Policy, Operational Procedures and high production standards are maintained at all times. Ensures products are in acc...
Job Responsibilities: Plastipak offers an opportunity for mechanically inclined people who can multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced work environment! We are seeking a Machine Operator, who is responsible for operating a group of machines ( Blow Molding, Extrusion, Labelers, and/or Conveyors), completing preventative and corrective maintenance, meeting safety and quality requirements, and ultima...
Responsible and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. Function within the ISO/Team environment.  Safe operations of forklift and/or clamp truck in both the warehouse and production areas.  Unload raw materials and stack them in proper warehouse rows.  Remove finished goods from the production area and stack them in proper wareh...
We have an immediate need for a Software Quality Assurance Verification Engineer JOB DESCRIPTION Software QA Verification Engineer Eagle Test/Teradyne Buffalo Grove, IL Job Description: The purpose of this position is to design and develop testing procedures, Application code and tools/scripts to verify software product code used in mixed-signal test systems for Product Development. Respons...
We have an immediate need for a Communications Specialist ** This is a 6 month Contract** Job Duties: Designs and coordinates company communications. Responsible for maintaining policies and procedures, monitoring company media, and utilizing electronic publishing technology. Lead all communications activities in the manufacturing plant Oversee newsletter by Developing content, look and feel...

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