Finding a job or changing jobs in Illinois can be a challenging task for anyone, but knowing where to look is half the battle. Go directly to the hiring sources with these essential guides for your Illinois job search.
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Jobs at Illinois Fortune 500 Companies
This is a great place to begin your search if you're not interested in working downtown Chicago or if you live outside the Chicago area. These companies rank among the largest 100 companies in the nation based on annual revenues. Only Boeing is located downtown Chicago. The rest are in the suburbs or downstate Illinois.
Jobs at Top Fortune 500 Companies Based in Downtown Chicago
If your focus is to work in downtown Chicago, it is home to ten companies that are ranked among the Fortune 500. Find available job openings and career centers for all of them here.
Jobs at Top Fortune 500 Companies Based in Suburban Chicago
The Chicago suburbs are flush with Fortune 500 companies. Find available jobs and career centers for all of them here.
Jobs at Chicago's Top Contractors
Crain's Chicago Business recently named the top contractors in the city by revenue. Find career sites and job openings at the top ten.
Jobs at Chicago's Top Employers
Find jobs at some of Chicago's most notable employers like Oprah's Harpo Productions, Google, and the City of Chicago. Also includes links to job openings at some of the city's fastest growing businesses.
Jobs at Chicago's Largest Privately-Held Companies
Every year Crain's Chicago Business ranks the area's largest privately-held companies. Find job openings at the top ten here.
Jobs at Chicago Colleges and Universities
I used to work as a staff member at a university, so I have a soft spot for showing up at a campus every day to work. I think it's great lifestyle and not just for professors. Find job openings at local educational institutions here.
Top Sites for Your Chicago Job Search
This is a quick and easy run down of the top search engines for job seekers in the Chicago area. We've handpicked the most helpful ones and weeded out the clunkers.
Cricket Wireless Expands to Chicago - Adds 2400 Jobs
In February 2009, Cricket Wireless expanded to Chicago bringing 2400 jobs. Learn more about this company and how to tap into their job offerings.
Obama Jobs - How to Apply for Jobs in the Obama Administration
Our fellow Chicagoan got the top job in DC and brought many of our fellow citizens with him. Check here if you'd like to learn more about getting a job in DC with the Obama administration.