210,700 OnLine Jobs Openings in February

Median Earnings Between $10 and $48 an Hour

Local Data Shows Growth


CHICAGO, IL – Illinois Employers in February advertised online for more than 210,700 individual job openings, according to the independent Conference Board and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). Eighty-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 210,700 because some industries, such as construction, typically do not advertise online.

“These help-wanted ads represent real opportunities for Illinois workers and show that Illinois’ economy is growing,” IDES Director Jay Rowell said. “The dignity of work is available to those who are prepared to succeed and who show employers why their skills and work ethic will help a company grow.”

Statewide, the five top advertised positions in February were truck drivers (9,063), registered nurses, (4,732), retail salespersons (4,186), first-line supervisors of retail sales workers (4,078) and marketing managers (3,704). The median hourly wage for an Illinois truck driver is $20.57; registered nurse, $31.34; retail salesperson, $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 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 for employers and workers 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 – February 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: 1,014 jobs

· Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 972 jobs

· Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 749 jobs

· Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 667 jobs

· Management Occupations: 410 jobs

Region 2 – East

Central

Champaign, Douglas,

Ford, Iroquois, Piatt,

Vermilion Counties.

· Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 732 jobs

· Sales and Related Occupations: 711 jobs

· Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 617 jobs

· Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 510 jobs

· Management Occupations: 401 jobs

Region 3 – North

Central

De Witt, Fulton, Livingston,

Mc Lean, Marshall, Mason,

Peoria, Stark, Tazewell,

Woodford Counties.

· Sales and Related Occupations: 1,324 jobs

· Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 1,031 jobs

· Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 891 jobs

· Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 799 jobs

· Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 710 jobs

Region 4 –

Northeast

Cook, De Kalb, Du Page,

Grundy, Kane, Kankakee,

Kendall, Lake, Mc Henry,

Will Counties.

· Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 21,145 jobs

· Management Occupations: 19,239 jobs

· Sales and Related Occupations: 17,893 jobs

· Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 15,227 jobs

· Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 13,433 jobs

Region 5 – Northern

Stateline

Boone, Ogle, Stephenson,

Winnebago Counties.

· Sales and Related Occupations: 847 jobs

· Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 815 jobs

· Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 762 jobs

· Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 516 jobs

· Architecture and Engineering Occupations: 384 jobs

Region 6 –

Northwest

Bureau, Carroll, Henry, Jo

Daviess, La Salle, Lee,

Mercer, Putnam, Rock

Island, Whiteside Counties.

· Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 679 jobs

· Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 590 jobs

· Sales and Related Occupations: 546 jobs

· Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 495 jobs

· Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 416 jobs

Region 7 –

Southeastern

Clark, Clay, Coles,

Crawford, Cumberland,

Edgar, Effingham, Fayette,

Jasper, Lawrence, Marion,

Moultrie, Richland

Counties.

· Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 293 jobs

· Sales and Related Occupations: 268 jobs

· Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 225 jobs

· Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 204 jobs

· Production Occupations: 146 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: 466 jobs

· Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 427 jobs

· Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 324 jobs

· Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 315 jobs

· Management Occupations: 197 jobs

Region 9 –

Southwestern

Bond, Calhoun, Clinton,

Jersey, Madison, Monroe,

Randolph, St. Clair,

Washington Counties.

· Sales and Related Occupations: 646 jobs

· Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 526 jobs

· Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 483 jobs

· Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 462 jobs

· Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 460 jobs

Region 10 – West

Central

Adams, Brown, Hancock,

Henderson, Knox, Mc

Donough, Pike, Schuyler,

Warren Counties.

· Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 370 jobs

· Sales and Related Occupations: 241 jobs

· Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 168 jobs

· Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 159 jobs

· Management Occupations: 134 jobs