Survey Shows Hundreds Of Openings At A Few Chicago Area Companies

CHICAGO (CBS) — While the overall jobs’ outlook remains bleak, a new survey finds some pockets of hiring.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, several Illinois companies among those posting “help wanted” signs.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports

The latest survey by says Chicago-based Aon, Motorola Solutions in Schaumburg, and Bridgestone Retail Operations in Bloomingdale.

CareerBuilder spokesman Michael Erwin says each of those companies is posting hundreds of job openings.

“What we have seen on our site is a 20 percent increase in the number of jobs that are posted, and what companies are telling us are, they’re still cautious, but they are adding jobs, and these companies are definitely proof that there are jobs out there,” Erwin said.

CareerBuilder says several companies, including Aon, are looking for 1,000 or more employees.

  • dan

    OK Here is the problem:

    When someone is getting unemployment for almost 2 years they don’t seem to be in too much of a hurry to apply for those jobs.

    I know of 8 people out of work and they are not even looking. Some are working for cash on the side. A ninth person just went back to work right after his unemployment ran out (a miracle he found a job with-in days of his free money going away).

    Jobless rate numbers will drop when the extended unemployment goes away.

    Many of the unemployed don’t even consider looking for work until summer ends-watch the numbers fall now that FALL is here!

  • joel biggalo

    I dunno… Mexico hiring any hat dancers?

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