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Rockford, IL Employment Information

Rockford, Illinois Overview

With more than 150,000 residents, Rockford, Illinois is the state's third-largest city. The city's founders chose and positioned the city between Chicago and Galena to take advantage of the area's industrial development. Rockford has a thriving culture with several museums, gardens, theaters, and music venues. Mendelssohn Club is recognized as the country's oldest music club.

Fans of pop rock music may recognize Rockford as the home of Cheap Trick, a power pop band that formed in 1974 and continues to play concerts around the world.

As a part of the Rust Belt, many Rockford, IL jobs in manufacturing have disappeared in recent decades. Despite this, it has a diverse economy that has attracted industries focused on technological development. The city also relies on tourism revenue, which has encouraged community leaders to revitalize the downtown area.

Rockford has a low cost of living that makes it an affordable place for many people. Overall, its cost of living is 82, which makes it about 18 percent cheaper than the U.S. average. The low cost of living comes from affordable housing. Rockford's housing index (44) is about 56 percent cheaper than the national average. Other indices, such as transportation, groceries, and utilities, are close to the national average.

Rockford Job Opportunities

Rockford jobs once relied heavily on those created by the automotive industry. Manufacturing still plays an important role in the area, but there has been a significant loss of manufacturing jobs in Rockford, IL. Luckily, many of those jobs have been replaced by growth in the healthcare and technology sectors.

Given the city's large population, qualified residents may want to look for education jobs in Rockford. City, county, and state government is also an important source of Rockford jobs.

Rockford's largest employers include:

  • Chrysler
  • Swedish American Hospital
  • Rockford Health System
  • UTC Aerospace Systems
  • OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

Rockford Employment Trends

As of July 2014, an 11 percent unemployment rate made Rockford, IL jobs scarce. The situation, however, has greatly improved since January 2010, when the unemployment rate exceeded 20 percent. Still, Rockford's unemployment is over three percent higher than the state and about four percent higher than the U.S. rate.

Since the number of manufacturing jobs in Rockford has fallen, residents may want to explore jobs in Peoria and other nearby communities. Applicants who expand their job search to larger areas often find more opportunities.


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Rockford, IL, 61110
Quality Supervisor Our client is a food processing and packaging company located in northern Illinois. We are looking for an experienced Quality Supervisor with specific experience in the food processing & packaging industry. As a Quality Supervisor you will lead a team of Quality Technicians on 3rd shift (10pm-6am) to ensure all products meet established standards. You will be the management rep...
Rockford, IL, 61102
POSITION SUMMARY: The Healthcare Call Center Manageris responsible for coordinating the functions of the Call Center Customer Service Department. This person must promote effective communication and performance of duties to support the clinical services and administrative duties of the department and clinic and ensure excellent customer service by way of complete and accurate patient documentatio...
Rockford, IL, 61103
Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse Starting Wage: $21.23/hr - RN $17.04/hr - LPN Shift: Part-time 2nd shift (2-10) for LPN/RN at or PRN for all shifts at Elmwood Heights and RocVale Children's Home. Elmwood Heights is a residential facility for 84 adult individuals who are physically and developmentally disabled and medically fragile. This location provides a comfortable homelike atmosp...
Rockford, IL, 61103
Human Resources Coordinator Wesley Willows Corporation, a premier continuing care retirement community in Rockford, IL, has a full-time opening for a pro-active, organized Human Resources Coordinator with strong communication to join our team. The Human Resources Coordinator is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with the Corporate HR Director i...
Rockford, IL, 61103
Nurse- RN or LPN Wesley Willows Corporation, a premier continuing care retirement community in Rockford, IL, has full-time openings on 2nd and 3rd shifts for caring, hardworking RN's and LPN's to join our team. We place strong emphasis on providing a safe, sanitary environment where our residents are treated with kindness, dignity, and respect. We seek Nurses with a strong desire to serve others...
Rockford, IL, 61101
BROAD SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF THE POSITION Under general direction, deploys, administers, troubleshoots, configures, tunes and monitors information systems components such as servers, databases, workstations, storage, network, applications, environments, workstations and telecommunications to ensure ongoing operation of company's information systems infrastructure. ACTIVITIES Below appears a list o...
Company Confidential Machesney Park, IL, 61115
Description: General Machinist Duties: *Setup/ operate machine tools *Machine parts to make or repair metal parts, mechanisms, tools or machines *Determines dimensions and tolerances of piece to be machined *Determines sequence of operations and machines *Studies specifications- such as blueprints, sketches, schematics, damaged parts or description of part *Executes assignments using machin...
Rockford, IL
Sales / Account Executive About the Job If you are a confident and highly motivated individual looking for a great sales opportunity with uncapped earnings and growth potential, join our Sales team at Central Payment! We are seeking energetic and entrepreneurial Outsides Sales Reps to market our credit card processing services and social media tools to businesses across the country. Responsibil...
Rockford, IL
Summary for the CNC Machinist: Operate large CNC machines and have ability to fine tune speeds and feeds so that required finishes and tolerances are achieved. Parts are up to 80 tons and 30 meters in length. Great pay plus bonus and fantastic benefits! Duties: * Read routings and blueprints to determine the proper set up procedure to be used. * Operate large machines and have ability to fine...
Septran, Inc. is a student transportation company owned and operated by Krapf Bus Companies. We are currently seeking a full-time Fleet Mechanic for our Rockford, IL location. If you are conscientious, safety minded, dependable and care about others then Septran may be the place for you! Monday through Friday, 5am to 6pm (multiple shifts available). The Rockford location is located at 4760 Americ...
Rockford, IL
Job Description: Take advantage of an industry that continues to have technological advances. With recent security requirements our sales reps have more sales opportunities then ever, all of which make this a thriving industry. No sales experience required. Express will train you and provide the sales support to help maximize your income. The Position Express is looking for business sales consu...
Rockford, IL
Company is currently seeking dynamic, self-motivated individuals who have passion for make-up and skin care to work in most vibrant and exciting departments. As a Cosmetic Beauty Advisor, candidate will assist customers with make-up and skin care selections through personal, one-on-one interaction and the sharing cosmetic knowledge and expertise. Follow up after the sale to build lasting customer ...
Company Confidential Rockford, IL
We are hiring for an Assistant Event Marketing Manager Trainee for one of the leading Event Marketing and Promotional Advertising firms in the Rockford Area. PURPOSE: Marketing and Communications for company - Paid Training - Travel Opportunities - Management MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY AREAS Implementation of marketing plans, including product positioning, campaign strategies, and market strategy ins...
Rockford, 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...
Rockford, IL
First Midwest Group Company Overview: We offer excellent career opportunities for the best, brightest and most driven professionals in the Midwest. You’ll have the opportunity to: • Directly contribute the results of our company • Develop your career at a rapidly growing entrepreneurial company • Capitalize on the opportunity to learn from and work with a professional staff that is results ori...
Rockford, IL
MINIMUM EDUCATION: BSN or actively enrolled in a BSN program with completion within 5 years of start with OSF. Must show proof of enrollment or acceptance letter from College for the current/next semester. Validating documents must be shown at time of interview. PREFERRED EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: 1 year of RN experience or completion of an RN Reside...
Immediate Hire, Outside Sales Representative Outstanding Income Potential. Earn More $$ than you ever have! Fast Growing and Very Successful Credit Card processor is looking for a dynamic outside sales person to sell credit, check, and debit processing services in the local area. What we need you to do: - Attend 3-5 appointments daily - Sell into small to medium sized businesses - Sell finan...
Position Purpose This position organizes and coordinates volunteers from area corporations, business and social groups to raise money and develop awareness of the March of Dimes March for Babies and mission. This position may be accountable for the above in an assigned geographic area or segment of the chapter or on a chapter wide basis. This position acts as liaison between March of Dimes (MOD),...
Rockford, IL
We are the nation’s #1 lawn care provider and we are looking for aggressive, energetic self-starters to join our inside sales team. You will be responsible for selling our programs and services to current and prospective customers through means of phone calls; conducting follow-up of leads through means of phone calls to identify customer needs; conducting retention and service calls and estimati...
Rockford, IL
If you love the great outdoors and want to maximize your income, you'll enjoy working for TruGreen, the largest lawn care Company in the nation. You will make timely lawn applications, diagnose and correct lawn problems through service calls and sell services to new and existing customers. We offer: • Great hourly rate + sales commission and customer retention bonus • Comprehensive Medical, den...

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