Chicago Area Companies Hiring Again

CHICAGO (CBS) — Some good news tonight if you are looking for a job. Chicago area companies are preparing to hire again.

As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, 14 percent of Chicago area firms told the job placement firm Manpower that they are putting out the help wanted sign.

It’s good news across the board. From entry level positions to six figure jobs, dozens of companies in the Chicago area have job openings right now.

Business is good at Laurus Strategies, a consulting firm that has grown from 250 to 300 clients in the last year. More clients means a need for more consultants and analysts.

Managing partner Scott Carter said the top positions they are looking to fill are health care analysts.

“We’re looking for people with financial backgrounds who can understand how insurance claims are paid,” Carter said.

Laurus is one of many companies finally hanging out the proverbial “Help Wanted” sign.

“It’s cautiously optimistic out there,” said Anne Edmunds, regional director of Manpower.

According to that company’s research, you can expect to find job openings in almost every industry, like sakes, from retailers that pay minimum wages, to pharmaceuticals firms, where you can earn six figures.

“People are trying to increase their distribution and awareness of products,” Edmunds said.

You’ll also find positions in financial services for loan processors where they’re paying $17 an hour.

Manufacturing companies are offering entry level positions like packers, where they’ll pay $9 an hour, or truck drivers who can make $15 an hour.

There’s also a big demand for craftsmen, like CNC operators who have computer skills, welders, and electricians.

“A very good CNC operator certainly makes anywhere from $25 to $35 an hour,” Edmunds said.

Where can you find these positions? You can go to job search sites, check out job fairs, or go to Manpower’s website by clicking here.

  • Karol

    I have been hiring for the last 2 years, the problem is that most of the people looking for jobs aren’t qualified, and don’t have the experience or education needed.

    • TH

      What company are you hiring for?

    • JnSC

      You should present detailed evidence which can be evaluated by an unbiased third party. Otherwise, your generalization is just libel of all job-seekers.

    • eddie
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  • Larry

    Channel 2 should start looking for a new editor. “Sakes?” Really? Who is posting and reviewing these articles? It just boggles the mind.

  • Tony Jay

    my wife is a highly qualified Accounting Manager with considerable experience in the manufacturing sector. Where can she reach you to submit her resume for your consideration? We shall be thankful for your resoponse.

    Tony Jay

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