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214,000 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in November

For Immediate Release | Greg Rivara, Media contact: (312) 793-9635​ (214K Help-Wanted in November.pdf214K Help-Wanted in November.pdf)

Employers Use IllinoisJobLink.com to Recruit

CHICAGO – Illinois employers in November posted 214,000 help-wanted ads on the internet and 85 percent sought full‑time workers, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said today, citing the independent Conference Board report. The data is seasonally adjusted. 

The November tally is 2,000 more than October and 14,000 more than one year ago. November also marks the sixth consecutive month Illinois employers have advertised for more than 200,000 job opportunities. 

“Successful job candidates build specific resumes for each opportunity rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach,” IDES Director Jay Rowell said. “Explain why your experience and skills will help a company succeed. Be very specific on why you can do well in the position and provide examples of past success.” 

Help wanted leaders include the Bloomington/Peoria region (10,700), Decatur/Springfield (7,000), Rockford Stateline (6,800) Champaign/Danville (6,000) and the Quad Cities (5,200). The Chicago metro area (161,800) always will lead the state because it has the greatest population of any Economic Development Region. 

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. There likely are more opportunities because some industries, such as construction, typically do not advertise online. 

Included in the data are 160,000 positions advertised on IllinoisJobLink.com. 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 and compares favorably to private efforts that cost hundreds of dollars. 

IllinoisJobLink.com also includes the resume-enhancement tool Resunate. The tool compares skills articulated in a resume against skills sought in a help-wanted advertisement. The comparison produces a score on the potential success of the resume meeting the needs of the employer and being noticed by a hiring manager. Resunate offers suggestions on wording, formatting and design to build a clear, concise resume that aligns with the demands of the specific help-wanted advertisement. 

IllinoisJobLink.com also is a recruitment tool for the business community. Employers should call (877) 342‑7533, option 2, for more information on IDES’ no-cost H.R. recruitment services.

 


 

 

 

 

HWOL Data for Economic Development Regions – November 2014

 

 

Top 5 Occupations:

 

Top 5 Occupations:

Region 1 - Central

Cass, Christian, Greene,

Logan, Macon, Macoupin,

Menard, Montgomery,

Morgan, Sangamon, Scott,

Shelby Counties

7,000 Jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 1,227  jobs

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 986  jobs

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 967 jobs

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 808 jobs

·   Management  Occupations:  497 jobs

Region 2 - East

Central

Champaign, Douglas,

Ford, Iroquois, Piatt,

Vermilion Counties

6,000 Jobs

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations:  784  jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations:  763 jobs

·   Sales and Related Occupations:  683

·   Education, Training, and Library Occupations:  566 jobs

·   Office and Administrative support: 519 jobs

Region 3 - North

Central

De Witt, Fulton, Livingston,

Mc Lean, Marshall, Mason,

Peoria, Stark, Tazewell,

Woodford Counties.

10,700Jobs

·   Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 1,525 jobs

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 1,344 jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 1,234 jobs

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 1,066 jobs

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 815 jobs

Region 4 -

Northeast

Cook, De Kalb, Du Page,

Grundy, Kane, Kankakee,

Kendall, Lake, Mc Henry,

Will Counties.

161,800 Jobs

·   Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 23,886 jobs

·   Management Occupations: 19,891 jobs

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 17,738 jobs

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 17,247 jobs

·   Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 16,500 jobs

Region 5 - Northern

Stateline

Boone, Ogle, Stephenson,

Winnebago Counties.

6,800 Jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 972  jobs

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations:  931 jobs

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 799 jobs

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 618  jobs

·   Production Occupations: 395 jobs

Region 6 -

Northwest

Bureau, Carroll, Henry, Jo

Daviess, La Salle, Lee,

Mercer, Putnam, Rock

Island, Whiteside Counties.

5,200 Jobs

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 841 jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations:  721

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 591 jobs

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 534 jobs

·   Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 343 jobs

Region 7 -

Southeastern

Clark, Clay, Coles,

Crawford, Cumberland,

Edgar, Effingham, Fayette,

Jasper, Lawrence, Marion,

Moultrie, Richland

Counties.

 

2,200 Jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 388 jobs

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 354 jobs

·   Office jobs and Administrative Support Occupations: 204

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 201 jobs

·   Production Occupations: 130 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

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations:  494 jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 405 jobs

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 399 jobs

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 332 jobs

·   Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations: 192 jobs

Region 9 –

Southwestern

Bond, Calhoun, Clinton,

Jersey, Madison, Monroe,

Randolph, St. Clair,

Washington Counties.

5,100 Jobs

 

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations:  669 jobs

·   Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 667 jobs

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 630 jobs

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations:  525 jobs

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations:  523 jobs

 

 

Region 10 - West

Central

Adams, Brown, Hancock,

Henderson, Knox, Mc

Donough, Pike, Schuyler,

Warren Counties.

2,000 Jobs

·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 445 jobs

·   Sales and Related Occupations: 296 jobs

·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 178 jobs

·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 226 jobs

·   Management Occupations:  130