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207,700 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in April

Decatur/Springfield, Rockford, Champaign/Danville and Quad Cities Among State Leaders 

For Immediate Release | Greg Rivara, Media contact: (312) 793-9635 | (pdf version​)

CHICAGO – Illinois businesses placed more than 207,700 help wanted ads on the internet in April, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said today, citing an independent report. More than 85 percent of the job listings sought full time workers. The data is not seasonally adjusted.

Help wanted leaders included the Decatur/Springfield region (7,576), Rockford Stateline (6,670), Champaign/Danville (5,721) and Quad Cities (5,238). The Chicago metro area (153,195) always will lead the state because it has the greatest population of any Economic Development Region.

“This independent report shows that there are real job opportunities in our state,” IDES Director Jay Rowell said. “Employers want to hire individuals who are reliable, who can demonstrate that they know the company’s history, and who can show how their experience will help the company succeed.”

The Conference Board collects the Help Wanted Online data. The Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association. The data represents industries that post online job ads. Some industries, such as construction, do not typically post job openings online.

The level of online postings continues its upward path, surpassing the pre-recession 2007 levels.. 

Statewide, the top five advertised positions in April were truck drivers (10,363), registered nurses, (6,488), first line supervisors of retail salespersons (5,089), retail salespersons (4,975), and marketing managers (4,422). The median hourly wage for an Illinois truck driver is $20.57; registered nurse, $31.34; first-line supervisors of retail salesperson, $17.03; retail salespersons, $9.85; and marketing managers, $48.78. Typically, the positions include some benefits, such as health insurance, paid sick days and vacation.

Included in the data are more than 150,000 positions advertised on Illinoisjoblink.com. IDES operates the state’s hiring board. Job seekers can build multiple resumes to emphasize different skills and experiences. Business owners can use keyword matching technology to search resumes and find the best candidate. Illinoisjoblink.com is free for workers and employers. It compares favorably to private efforts that cost hundreds of dollars. No-cost HR recruitment services for employers and workers are available at the website and at (877) 342-7533.


HWOL Data for Economic Development Regions – April 2014

 

 

Top 5 Occupations:

 

Top 5 Occupations:

Region 1 - Central

Cass, Christian, Greene,

Logan, Macon, Macoupin,

Menard, Montgomery,

Morgan, Sangamon, Scott,

Shelby Counties

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 1,302 jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 1,088 jobs

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 884 jobs

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 868 jobs

·   Management Occupations: 636 jobs

Region 2 - East

Central

Champaign, Douglas,

Ford, Iroquois, Piatt,

Vermilion Counties.

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations:  842 jobs

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 834 jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations:  649 jobs

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 535 jobs

·   Management Occupations: 387 jobs

 

 

 

 

Region 3 - North

Central

De Witt, Fulton, Livingston,

Mc Lean, Marshall, Mason,

Peoria, Stark, Tazewell,

Woodford Counties.

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 1,485 jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 1,161 jobs

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 1,116 jobs

·   Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 993 jobs

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 828 jobs

Region 4 -

Northeast

Cook, De Kalb, Du Page,

Grundy, Kane, Kankakee,

Kendall, Lake, Mc Henry,

Will Counties.

·   Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 21,922 jobs

·   Management Occupations: 19,983 jobs

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 18,571 jobs

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 16,276 jobs

·   Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 13,739 jobs

 

 

 

 

Region 5 - Northern

Stateline

Boone, Ogle, Stephenson,

Winnebago Counties.

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 1,007 jobs

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 876 jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 802 jobs

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 583 jobs

·   Management Occupations: 442 jobs

Region 6 -

Northwest

Bureau, Carroll, Henry, Jo

Daviess, La Salle, Lee,

Mercer, Putnam, Rock

Island, Whiteside Counties.

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 633 jobs

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 616 jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 593 jobs

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 577 jobs

·   Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 425 jobs

 

 

 

 

Region 7 -

Southeastern

Clark, Clay, Coles,

Crawford, Cumberland,

Edgar, Effingham, Fayette,

Jasper, Lawrence, Marion,

Moultrie, Richland

Counties.

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 353 jobs

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 289 jobs

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 260 jobs

·   Office jobs and Administrative Support Occupations: 218

·   Production Occupations: 180 jobs

Region 8 -

Southern

Alexander, Edwards,

Franklin, Gallatin,

Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson,

Jefferson, Johnson,

Massac, Perry, Pope,

Pulaski, Saline, Union,

Wabash, Wayne, White,

Williamson Counties.

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 547 jobs

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 490 jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 394 jobs

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 360 jobs

·   Management Occupations: 206 jobs

 

 

 

 

Region 9 –

Southwestern

Bond, Calhoun, Clinton,

Jersey, Madison, Monroe,

Randolph, St. Clair,

Washington Counties.

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 616 jobs

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 494 jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 488 jobs

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 442 jobs

·   Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 321 jobs

Region 10 - West

Central

Adams, Brown, Hancock,

Henderson, Knox, Mc

Donough, Pike, Schuyler,

Warren Counties.

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 384 jobs

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 321 jobs

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 200 jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 179 jobs

·   Management Occupations: 156 jobs