(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.
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