208,400 Job Openings Online in January

Median earnings between $10 and $48 an hour

Local Data Available Below

CHICAGO, IL – Employers in January advertised online for more than 208,400 individual job openings, according to the Conference Board and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). Eight-five percent of the advertisements were for full-time work.

The advertising reflects help-wanted activity for newly created and replacement positions. The actual number of openings exceeds 208,400 because some industries, such as construction, do not typically advertise online.

“This independent report shows well paying career opportunities are abundant in our state,” IDES Director Jay Rowell said. “We know that educational attainment is the best predictor of employability. The most-often advertised jobs in January represent careers attainable through job training and college degrees.”

Statewide, the five top advertised positions in January were truck drivers (7,014), registered nurses, (5,869), retail salespersons (4,644), marketing managers (4,181) and first-line supervisors of retail sales workers (4,145). The median hourly wage for a truck driver is $20.57; registered nurse, $31.34; retail salesperson, $9.85; marketing managers, $48.78; and first-line supervisors of retail salesperson, $17.03. Typically, the positions include some benefits, such as health insurance, vacation and sick days.

Included in the data are more than 130,000 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 are available at the website and at (877) 342-7533.

Using Illinoisjoblink.com to apply for jobs or record other work search efforts can ensure on-going eligibility for current and future unemployment insurance benefits.

The Conference Board collects the Help Wanted Online data. The Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association. The data measures new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month on internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller, niche websites.


HWOL Data for Economic Development Regions – January 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: 1,016 jobs

· Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 847 jobs

· Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 741 jobs

· Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 579 jobs

· Management Occupations: 456 jobs

Region 2 – East

Central

Champaign, Douglas,

Ford, Iroquois, Piatt,

Vermilion Counties.

· Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 819 jobs

· Sales and Related Occupations: 696 jobs

· Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 557 jobs

· Management Occupations: 458 jobs

· Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 455 jobs

Region 3 – North

Central

De Witt, Fulton, Livingston,

Mc Lean, Marshall, Mason,

Peoria, Stark, Tazewell,

Woodford Counties.

· Sales and Related Occupations: 1,312 jobs

· Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 922 jobs

· Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 853 jobs

· Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 780 jobs

· Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 591 jobs

Region 4 –

Northeast

Cook, De Kalb, Du Page,

Grundy, Kane, Kankakee,

Kendall, Lake, Mc Henry,

Will Counties.

· Management Occupations: 19,966 jobs

· Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 19,550 jobs

· Sales and Related Occupations: 17,689 jobs

· Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 13,543 jobs

· Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 13,356 jobs

Region 5 – Northern

Stateline

Boone, Ogle, Stephenson,

Winnebago Counties.

· Sales and Related Occupations: 823 jobs

· Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 662 jobs

· Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 655 jobs

· Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 579 jobs

· Management Occupations: 381 jobs

Region 6 –

Northwest

Bureau, Carroll, Henry, Jo

Daviess, La Salle, Lee,

Mercer, Putnam, Rock

Island, Whiteside Counties.

· Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 677 jobs

· Sales and Related Occupations: 509 jobs

· Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 436 jobs

· Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 374 jobs

· Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 349 jobs

Region 7 –

Southeastern

Clark, Clay, Coles,

Crawford, Cumberland,

Edgar, Effingham, Fayette,

Jasper, Lawrence, Marion,

Moultrie, Richland

Counties.

· Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 300 jobs

· Sales and Related Occupations: 227 jobs

· Transportation and Material Moving Occupation: 221 jobs

· Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 205 jobs

· Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 159 jobs

Region 8 –

Southern

Alexander, Edwards,

Franklin, Gallatin,

Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson,

Jefferson, Johnson,

Massac, Perry, Pope,

Pulaski, Saline, Union,

Wabash, Wayne, White,

Williamson Counties.

· Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 494 jobs

· Sales and Related Occupations: 434 jobs

· Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 263 jobs

· Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 262 jobs

· Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 253 jobs

Region 9 –

Southwestern

Bond, Calhoun, Clinton,

Jersey, Madison, Monroe,

Randolph, St. Clair,

Washington Counties.

· Sales and Related Occupations: 632 jobs

· Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 581 jobs

· Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 466 jobs

· Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 462 jobs

· Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 420 jobs

Region 10 – West

Central

Adams, Brown, Hancock,

Henderson, Knox, Mc

Donough, Pike, Schuyler,

Warren Counties.

· Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 419 jobs

· Sales and Related Occupations: 264 jobs

· Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 176 jobs

· Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 151 jobs

· Management Occupations: 147 jobs