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Illinois Jobs, Economy Lacking

Posted on September 17, 2008

As of late, jobs in Illinois aren’t growing, and the state is lagging behind others in many facets. In July 2008, Illinois had a total non-farm employment of 5,979,600, the same as last year, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Illinois Chamber of Commerce recently hired GrowthEconomics to […]


IT Jobs in Illinois to Grow

Posted on September 11, 2008

Although the industry is currently losing workers, IT jobs in Illinois are expected to grow through 2014. During July 2008, Illinois‘ information industry employed a total of 115,800 workers, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, a decrease of .5 percent. Illinois’ information technology industry is expected to grow faster […]


Illinois Government Jobs Slow Growing

Posted on September 4, 2008

Illinois government jobs are expected to grow slowly during the near future. In July 2008, Illinois‘ government industry employed 848,100 people, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the same as last year. Budget constraints at all federal and state levels of government are expected to cause employment in the […]


Illinois Manufacturing Jobs Decreasing

Posted on August 28, 2008

Illinois manufacturing jobs are on a downward spiral, and the industry is expected to continue to decrease. Illinois‘ manufacturing industry employed 669,400 people in July 2008, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, a decrease of .8 percent from last year. Employment in Illinois’ manufacturing industry is expected to decline […]


High-Impact Firms Create Jobs in Illinois

Posted on August 12, 2008

The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration recently released a study concluding that high-impact firms create the most Illinois jobs and growth. Of the 376,604 high-impact firms nationwide, 13,443 are located in Illinois. That means 2.21 percent of all Illinois firms are high-impact firms. According to the United States Department of Labor […]


Consider an Illinois Job As a Veterinarian

Posted on August 6, 2008

If you love animals, or are considering a career in medicine but don’t know what path to take, perhaps you should consider a veterinarian job in Illinois. According to an article from the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the need for veterinarians is expected to grow. In Illinois and throughout the country, employment of veterinarians […]


Raise in Minimum Wage Helps Those With Illinois Jobs

Posted on July 31, 2008

If you are looking for an Illinois job, or currently have one, you should know the state’s minimum wage recently increased. At the beginning of this month, the State of Illinois’ minimum wage increased to $7.75 per hour. The extra money is expected to help more than 650,000 workers cope with the rising cost of […]


Illinois Teaching Jobs on the Up

Posted on July 24, 2008

Those interested in the education industry will find many opportunities when it comes to Illinois teaching jobs. According to a report by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, employment in education and training in Illinois is expected to grow faster than the statewide average for all occupations through 2014. The United States Department of Labor […]


Healthy Growth Rate in Illinois for Healthcare Jobs

Posted on July 17, 2008

Those seeking Illinois healthcare jobs should be faced with many open positions in the coming years. Occupations involved with the health services industry include: registered nurses 4,024 annual openings at a median salary of $52,394 nursing aides, orderlies and attendants with 1,686 annual openings at a median salary of $20,581 licensed practical nurses with 749 […]


Illinois Sales Jobs Up for Grabs

Posted on July 15, 2008

Any job seeker aware of the current state of the economy may be wondering if a marketing, sales or service job is the way to go. Those looking for an Illinois sales job may take comfort in the fact that while the industry is expected to grow at a minimal rate, the projected high turnover […]


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