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


CHICAGO, IL – More than 212,000 help wanted ads for Illinois job openings were posted on the internet in June 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 internet advertising leaders included the Bloomington/Peoria region (9,300), Decatur/Springfield region (6,700), Rockford Stateline (6,600), Champaign/Danville (5,100) and the Quad Cities (4,800). The Chicago metro area (159,200) always will lead the state because it has the greatest population of any Economic Development Region.

“Here is another example that shows Illinois employers are hiring and our economy is getting stronger,” IDES Director Jay Rowell said. “We know that judging economic progress is best done when looking at several economic indicators over a period of time. And even with so many moving in a positive direction, we know more must be done to bring this economic progress to every doorstep.”

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 June 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 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 – June 2014

Top 5 Occupations: Top 5 Occupations:
Region 1 – Central

Cass, Christian, Greene,

Logan, Macon, Macoupin,

Menard, Montgomery,

Morgan, Sangamon, Scott,

Shelby Counties

6,700 Jobs

  • Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 1,197 jobs
  • Sales and Related Occupations: 924 jobs
  • Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 896 jobs
  • Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 657 jobs
  • Management Occupations: 470 jobs
Region 2 – East

Central

Champaign, Douglas,

Ford, Iroquois, Piatt,

Vermilion Counties

5,200 Jobs

  • Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations:  721 jobs
  • Sales and Related Occupations: 645 jobs
  • Transportation and Material Moving Occupations:  635 jobs
  • Office and Administrative support: 487 jobs
  • Management Occupations: 395 jobs
Region 3 – North

Central

De Witt, Fulton, Livingston,

Mc Lean, Marshall, Mason,

Peoria, Stark, Tazewell,

Woodford Counties.

9,400 Jobs

  • Sales and Related Occupations: 1,354 jobs
  • Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 1,308 jobs
  • Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 1,060 jobs
  • Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 923 jobs
  • Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 846 jobs
Region 4 –

Northeast

Cook, De Kalb, Du Page,

Grundy, Kane, Kankakee,

Kendall, Lake, Mc Henry,

Will Counties.

159,300 Jobs

  • Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 21,912 jobs
  • Management Occupations: 19,966 jobs
  • Sales and Related Occupations: 18,368 jobs
  • Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 17,009 jobs
  • Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 14,802 jobs
Region 5 – Northern

Stateline

Boone, Ogle, Stephenson,

Winnebago Counties.

6,600 Jobs

  • Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 1,049 jobs
  • Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 799 jobs
  • Sales and Related Occupations: 773 jobs
  • Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 620 jobs
  • Production Occupations: 394 jobs
Region 6 –

Northwest

Bureau, Carroll, Henry, Jo

Daviess, La Salle, Lee,

Mercer, Putnam, Rock

Island, Whiteside Counties.

4,900 Jobs

  • Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 584 jobs
  • Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 565 jobs
  • Sales and Related Occupations: 521 jobs
  • Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 466 jobs
  • Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 395 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: 389 jobs
  • Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 313 jobs
  • Office jobs and Administrative Support Occupations: 219
  • Sales and Related Occupations: 216 jobs
  • Production Occupations: 149 jobs
Region 8 –

Southern

Alexander, Edwards,

Franklin, Gallatin,

Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson,

Jefferson, Johnson,

Massac, Perry, Pope,

Pulaski, Saline, Union,

Wabash, Wayne, White,

Williamson Counties.

3,200 Jobs

  • Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 524 jobs
  • Sales and Related Occupations: 470 jobs
  • Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 414 jobs
  • Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 368 jobs
  • Management Occupations: 188 jobs
Region 9 –

Southwestern

Bond, Calhoun, Clinton,

Jersey, Madison, Monroe,

Randolph, St. Clair,

Washington Counties.

4,800 Jobs

  • Sales and Related Occupations: 670 jobs
  • Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 578 jobs
  • Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 546 jobs
  • Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 467 jobs
  • Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 465 jobs
Region 10 – West

Central

Adams, Brown, Hancock,

Henderson, Knox, Mc

Donough, Pike, Schuyler,

Warren Counties.

2,000 Jobs

  • Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 371 jobs
  • Sales and Related Occupations: 239 jobs
  • Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 206 jobs
  • Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 170 jobs
  • Education, Training and Library Occupations: 119 jobs
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