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ILLINOIS NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2014

215,000 Jobs Openings On-Line in December
Median Earnings Between $10 and $48 an Hour

CHICAGO – Employers in December advertised online for more than 215,000 individual job openings, according to the Conference Board and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). Ninety-two 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 215,000 because some industries, such as construction, do not typically advertise online.

“The number of job openings show that Illinois employers are ready to hire if they can find the right candidate,” IDES Director Jay Rowell said. “A skills gap created by the Great Recession and the willingness of job candidates to negotiate for higher wages are likely explanations for so many unfilled job opportunities.”

Statewide, the five top advertised positions in August were truck drivers (6,729), registered nurses, (6,219), retail salespersons (5,862), first-line supervisors of retail sales workers (4,799) and marketing managers (4,666). The median hourly wage for a 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 and vacation.

Individuals can use illinoisjoblink.com to apply for these positions. 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 job search efforts can help 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 - December 2013
 

 
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: 1,089 jobs
·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 823 jobs
·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 699 jobs
·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 568 jobs
·   Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 485 jobs
Region 2 - East
Central
Champaign, Douglas,
Ford, Iroquois, Piatt,
Vermilion Counties.
·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 890 jobs
·   Sales and Related Occupations: 830 jobs
·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 596 jobs
·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 550 jobs
·   Education, Training, and Library Occupations: 529 jobs
 
 
 
 
Region 3 - North
Central
De Witt, Fulton, Livingston,
Mc Lean, Marshall, Mason,
Peoria, Stark, Tazewell,
Woodford Counties.
·   Sales and Related Occupations: 1,466 jobs
·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 889 jobs
·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 878 jobs
·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 870 jobs
·   Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 636 jobs
Region 4 -
Northeast
Cook, De Kalb, Du Page,
Grundy, Kane, Kankakee,
Kendall, Lake, Mc Henry,
Will Counties.
·   Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 22,027 jobs
·   Management Occupations: 21,200 jobs
·   Sales and Related Occupations: 19,206 jobs
·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 15,127 jobs
·   Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 14,788 jobs
 
 
 
 
Region 5 - Northern
Stateline
Boone, Ogle, Stephenson,
Winnebago Counties.
·   Sales and Related Occupations: 975 jobs
·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 694 jobs
·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 688 jobs
·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 591 jobs
·   Production Occupations: 394 jobs
Region 6 -
Northwest
Bureau, Carroll, Henry, Jo
Daviess, La Salle, Lee,
Mercer, Putnam, Rock
Island, Whiteside Counties.
·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 733 jobs
·   Sales and Related Occupations: 573 jobs
·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 459 jobs
·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 439 jobs
·   Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 364 jobs
 
 
 
 
Region 7 -
Southeastern
Clark, Clay, Coles,
Crawford, Cumberland,
Edgar, Effingham, Fayette,
Jasper, Lawrence, Marion,
Moultrie, Richland
Counties.
·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 289 jobs
·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 237 jobs
·   Sales and Related Occupations: 217 jobs
·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 180 jobs
·   Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 161 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: 521 jobs
·   Sales and Related Occupations: 513 jobs
·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 283 jobs
·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 272 jobs
·   Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 207 jobs
 
 
 
 
Region 9 –
Southwestern
Bond, Calhoun, Clinton,
Jersey, Madison, Monroe,
Randolph, St. Clair,
Washington Counties.
·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 622 jobs
·   Sales and Related Occupations: 611 jobs
·   Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 539 jobs
·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 459 jobs
·   Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 394 jobs
Region 10 - West
Central
Adams, Brown, Hancock,
Henderson, Knox, Mc
Donough, Pike, Schuyler,
Warren Counties.
·   Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 467 jobs
·   Sales and Related Occupations: 299 jobs
·   Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 190 jobs
·   Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 175 jobs
·   Management Occupations: 139 jobs
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