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Illinois jobs get a boost from Aon

Posted on September 10, 2011

Aon Corporation is reportedly recruiting for Illinois jobs.

The company has roughly 1,400 job openings related to benefits outsourcing, human capital consulting and actuary sciences.

The boost will add several more human resources jobs in Chicago.

Other companies are also hiring, according to job site CareerBuilder.com.

Despite a job shortage due to the stagnant economy, some large companies are hiring in big numbers, CareerBuilder recently announced. Moving trucks could be a common sight in cities with many healthcare, information technology and engineering companies, because those industries are quickly recovering from the recession.

Various other industries are emerging from the depths and are beginning to hire in large numbers. A recent CareerBuilder survey of more than 800 workers who were laid off in the past year showed that 60 percent found new jobs, and 54 percent of those jobs were in different fields.

“We’re seeing significant growth in skilled positions – those requiring degrees and five or 10 years of experience – but not enough talent to fill those positions,” CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson said. “This goes back to the importance of ‘re-skilling’ workers for opportunities where we’re not only seeing demand today, but expect to grow in the future.”

For instance, Pittsburgh-based PNC Bank currently has more than 1,000 job openings, from software engineer to relationship manager.

August’s unemployment rate was 9.1 percent, which was down from 2010’s average of 9.6 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, weekly applications for unemployment benefits rose by 2,000, the Labor Department announced September 8.

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