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204,000 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in July

For Immediate Release | Greg Rivara, Media contact:  312-793-9635 (PDF ve​rsion)

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

CHICAGO – Illinois employers posted 204,000 help wanted ads on the internet in July and 85 percent sought full-time workers, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said today, citing an independent report. The data is not seasonally adjusted.

Help wanted leaders included the Bloomington/Peoria region (9,200), Decatur/Springfield (6,500), Rockford Stateline (6,300) Champaign/Danville (5,100) and the Quad Cities (4,800). The Chicago metro area (153,000) always will lead the state because it has the greatest population of any Economic Development Region.

“It is encouraging to see that employers have enough confidence in our economic progress that they seek to add to their payrolls,” IDES Directory Jay Rowell said. “When applying for these jobs, it is important for people to demonstrate that they know about the industry, about the company’s role in the community and to explain how their skills will help the company grow.”

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.

Statewide, the top five advertised positions in July were truck drivers (11,188), registered nurses, (6,446), retail salespersons (4,875), first-line supervisors of retail salespersons (4,269) and marketing managers (4,201). The median hourly wage for an Illinois truck driver is $20.57; registered nurse, $31.34; retail salespersons, $9.85; first-line supervisors of retail salesperson, $17.03; 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 160,000 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 – July 2014

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Top 5 Occupations:

 

Top 5 Occupations:

Region 1 - Central

Cass, Christian, Greene,

Logan, Macon, Macoupin,

Menard, Montgomery,

Morgan, Sangamon, Scott,

Shelby Counties

6,500 Jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 1,050 jobs

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 930 jobs

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 800 jobs

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 644 jobs

·   Management Occupations: 545 jobs

Region 2 - East

Central

Champaign, Douglas,

Ford, Iroquois, Piatt,

Vermilion Counties

5,100 Jobs

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations:  687 jobs

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 679 jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations:  631 jobs

·   Office and Administrative support: 442 jobs

·   Management Occupations: 380 jobs

Region 3 - North

Central

De Witt, Fulton, Livingston,

Mc Lean, Marshall, Mason,

Peoria, Stark, Tazewell,

Woodford Counties.

9,200 Jobs

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 1,211 jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 1,205 jobs

·   Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 1,026 jobs

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 980 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.

153,000 Jobs

·   Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 21,491 jobs

·   Management Occupations: 19,014 jobs

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 17,197 jobs

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 16,110 jobs

·   Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 14,135 jobs

Region 5 - Northern

Stateline

Boone, Ogle, Stephenson,

Winnebago Counties.

6,300 Jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 1,032 jobs

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 731 jobs

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations:  701 jobs

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 599 jobs

·   Production Occupations: 352 jobs

Region 6 -

Northwest

Bureau, Carroll, Henry, Jo

Daviess, La Salle, Lee,

Mercer, Putnam, Rock

Island, Whiteside Counties.

4,800 Jobs

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 666 jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations:  624

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 452 jobs

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 436 jobs

·   Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 355 jobs

Region 7 -

Southeastern

Clark, Clay, Coles,

Crawford, Cumberland,

Edgar, Effingham, Fayette,

Jasper, Lawrence, Marion,

Moultrie, Richland

Counties.

 

2,100 Jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 409 jobs

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 385 jobs

·   Office jobs and Administrative Support Occupations: 214

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 212 jobs

·   Production Occupations: 154 jobs

Region 8 -

Southern

Alexander, Edwards,

Franklin, Gallatin,

Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson,

Jefferson, Johnson,

Massac, Perry, Pope,

Pulaski, Saline, Union,

Wabash, Wayne, White,

Williamson Counties.

3,100 Jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 456 jobs

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 415 jobs

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 386  jobs

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 354 jobs

·   Management Occupations: 205 jobs

Region 9 –

Southwestern

Bond, Calhoun, Clinton,

Jersey, Madison, Monroe,

Randolph, St. Clair,

Washington Counties.

4,700 Jobs

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 677 jobs

·   Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 551 jobs

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations:  515

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 504 jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations:  461 jobs

 

Region 10 - West

Central

Adams, Brown, Hancock,

Henderson, Knox, Mc

Donough, Pike, Schuyler,

Warren Counties.

1,900 Jobs

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 332 jobs

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 252 jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 206 jobs

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 164 jobs

·   Education, Training and Library Occupations: 134 jobs