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Peoria, Illinois Overview

When you think of the quintessential American city, you probably envision a city much like Peoria, Illinois. Thanks to its representative demographics and mainstream culture, Peoria has developed a reputation as the quintessential American town. In fact, the city's reputation was the impetus for the expression, "Will it play in Peoria?," which questions whether a product, person or campaign will appeal to "Main Street" America.

Home to 116,513 people, Peoria is southwest of Chicago, about halfway between Chicago and St. Louis. The city is replete with historic sites on the National Register of Historic Places, such as the West Bluff Historic Districts and Pere Marquette Hotel. Notable higher educational institutions in Peoria include Bradley University, the University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Peoria, and Midstate College.

Peoria offers an incredibly inexpensive cost of living that is 12.4 percent below the national average. The median household income is $54,963, and the median home price is $110,600. Last year the household income in Peoria increased by 1 percent, while the price of homes declined 13.1 percent.

Peoria Job Opportunities

Agriculture, technology and health care are the largest drivers of Peoria, IL jobs. The city is well-known as the headquarters for Caterpillar, Inc. and the heavy equipment industry in general. Caterpillar is the largest employer of Peoria jobs, with over 15,000 employees. The next largest is Advanced Technology Services, with over 1,500 employees in the area and 3,000 worldwide.

The third and fourth largest employers for Peoria jobs are both in the health care industry. Both UnityPoint Health Methodist and OSF St. Francis Medical Center employ more than 1,500 people in a variety of health care jobs in Peoria. Both the Peoria Public Schools and Walmart also account for about 1,500 jobs in Peoria, IL.

Peoria Employment Trends

Peoria's unemployment rate is relatively high; it hit 8.9 percent in July of 2014, which is higher than the 6.1 percent national average and the 6.8 percent Illinois average. Last year, Peoria experienced negative job growth of 2.5 percent but is predicted to see a positive growth of 1.1 percent for jobs in Peoria this year. In spite of negative employment growth in 2013, household income still grew by one percent.

Due to Peoria's high unemployment rate, job seekers may consider also searching for jobs in surrounding cities with better employment prospects. For instance, jobs in Bloomington, IL may be easier to find due to its 6.7 percent unemployment rate.

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Peoria, IL
Klemm Tank Lines -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Klemm Tank Lines, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in your area. We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies believe that safe, qualified drivers are the most important part of our overall team operation. Come join our g...
Company Confidential Peoria, IL, 61602
Business Finance Credit Analyst Basic Function and Responsibility: The Business Finance Credit Analyst works with staff loan officers, SBA officials, banks and other lenders to determine the ability of businesses to repay loans and other debts. This position also prepares internal financial projections and reports and oversees loan servicing. Basic Duties: Evaluate the credit worthiness of busi...
Peoria, IL, 61602
Automotive Technician Job Description: Looking for a great place to work? See why thousands of Auto Technicians have chosen to work with us. We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. Our automotive centers are run and staffed by professionals who enjoy what they do. Our automotive techs keep busy during the day. They diagnose customer vehicle problems, accurately presc...
A Substance Abuse Counselor provides direct clinical services to assigned clients in the Tri-County area. This therapist may have a combined caseload of Tri-County, SASS, Residential, DASA and Transition Living Program clients, with at least 50% of cases representing clients with substance abuse presenting problems. These services include assessment, individual and family therapy as well as case m...
Works directly with clients to provide for their care, welfare, safety, security and protection of their rights in accordance with individual service plans, the program plan, and applicable licensing/accreditation standards; provides therapeutic services in accordance with agency mission, residential treatment philosophy and program goals. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in social services or re...
Job Title: RN Trainer Job Status: Contract (10-15 hours per month) Position Summary: Progressive Housing, Inc. is seeking a Registered Nurse Trainer for our 16 bed Immediate Care Facilities in East Peoria, Illinois. The RN Trainer will be responsible for comprehensive reviews of client records, quality assurance, providing education to all staff in regards to clients’ medical and nursing needs,...
Peoria, IL, 61614
MedPro Advantage, LLC (serving Soderstrom Dermatology Center, S.C.) is looking for a motivated individual to join our team. This position will report to the Director of Human Resources and act as an adminstrative assistant, duties will include the coordination of recruiting activities, assisting in benefit administration, and maintaining accurate filing system for personnel files. The ideal candid...
Peoria, IL
W.IC.C. Ltd. is a transformer manufacturing company. We are currently seeking a Production Employee Require strong hand/eye coordination & attention to detail. Must be able to follow simple specifications, read, write and do simple math. Minimum wage. Full-time, benefits after 90 days and pre-employment drug testing. Apply in person between 7 am and 3 pm: W.I.C.C. Ltd., 119 Muller Rd, Wash...
Peoria, IL
PMA USA is looking for highly motivated and talented individuals to grow into tomorrow’s field management leaders. At PMA USA, we believe that a significant contributor to a successful career begins with a Positive Mental Attitude. That's why we've created a dynamic organization that enables sales professionals to achieve tremendous career and financial success while helping their customers take ...
Peoria, IL
Washington National Insurance Company's largest American marketing partner, PMA USA, is looking for the right individuals who have the desire to earn a good living, work a flexible schedule and provide solutions for wealth preservation and creation to families and individuals. You can make a huge impact on your community and future by educating, advising and servicing clients to improve their qual...
Peoria, IL
Description: Serving millions of Medicare and Medicaid patients, Optum is the nation's largest health and wellness business and a vibrant, growing member of the UnitedHealth Group family. We're also the career home for Nurse Practitioners who bring compassion and passion, energy and focus to their work every day. This is your opportunity to join a group of professionals and clinicians who are wor...
Peoria, IL
Description: Enjoy a flexible schedule! Serving millions of Medicare and Medicaid patients, Optum is the nation's largest health and wellness business and a vibrant, growing member of the UnitedHealth Group family. We're also the career home for Nurse Practitioners who bring compassion and passion, energy and focus to their work every day. Here, you will discover a culture that grows through ch...
FULL-TIME RN POSITIONS AVAILABLE FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER AND PEARTREE LOCATIONS. To provide high quality professional nursing care as a member of the health care team to the patient population served by the office JOB SPECIFICATIONS Education a. Associate's Degree in the field(s) of nursing Required b. Bachelor's Degree in the field(s) of nursing Preferred Work Experience a. 1-3 years of e...
Peoria, IL
Bradley University Operating Engineer Applications are being accepted for the position of Operating Engineer. Must be willing to become a member of Local 399, International Union of Operating Engineers (if not already a current member in good standing). Operating Engineers are required to work a rotating swing shift. Hourly pay rate is $33.55. Visit www.bradley.edu/offices/business/humanresourc...
Peoria, IL
JOB OPENING FOR DESIGN ENGINEER Mega Corp. is a leading manufacturer of speciality haulage equipment for the construction & mining industry. Mega Corp. poducts can be found in operation at mines, construction sites, military & municipal installations worldwide. The Mega Corp. product line includes water equipment for use with off-highway trucks & scrapers, bottom dump ore & coal trailers, off-hi...
CLINICAL/ RESEARCH LABORATORY TECHNICIAN The Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Institute (BCDI), the only federally recognized bleeding and clotting disorders treatment center of excellence south of Chicago in Illinois, is adding another fulltime Clinical/Research Laboratory Technician to our dynamic expanding medical care team. Duties include performing a wide range of routine and special hemato...
The Residents Need People Who Serve With Heart! JOB FAIR APRIL 2, 9AM-12PM 6901 N. Galena Rd. Peoria Featured positions include: CNAs, LPNs, RNs, Clinical Nurse Educator, House keepers, and Dining Servers. Onsite interviews: bring resume or apply online at LSSLiving.org/employment Recently interviewed applicants need not apply. Lutheran Hillside Village Lutheran Senior Services EOE...
Peoria, IL
Responsible for demonstrating a sufficient aptitude for acquiring the skills and knowledge involved in the competent performance of the tasks relating to broadband installation and troubleshooting activities. Functions in an entry-level, trainee position with an increasing degree of proficiency and decreasing degree of supervision. This position is typically the start of the employee's telecommuni...
Peoria, IL
About Us: PEG Bandwidth, is a nationwide provider of customized cell site backhaul networks, aggregates mission-critical Ethernet backhaul traffic across multiple, disparate fiber networks by leveraging existing fiber plant, where available, to construct last-mile fiber laterals to nearby sites and complementing that fiber reach with licensed microwave. PEG Bandwidth delivers complex network sol...
Innovative Systems Group, Inc., Project Managers, Peoria, IL. Regularly interface with Information Technology and Applications Development program managers and team members to capture program activity status. Complete routine updates of Primavera program plans to reflect current status, new task details, and resource needs. Job Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer inform...

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