Illinois: more than 200,000 job openings across state

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by Brittany Noble / News 4 | @brittanyNoble

KMOV.com

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 19 at 5:40 PM

(KMOV.com) — According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, there are more than 208,400 job openings across the state.

Eighty five percent of the advertisements were for full-time work.

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.

To place yourself in the best possible position to get hired, IDES suggests you research a company before applying, also follow up with employers after you submit an application.

To find the jobs near you click here.

 

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