Conferences to help employers recruit for Illinois jobs

September 25th, 2011

Bradley-Morris has announced a series of events designed to help companies hire veterans for Illinois jobs.

The largest military-focused recruiting firm in the U.S., announced fourth quarter dates for their ConferenceHire events. The military hiring events are for employers who need to make the most of their year-end recruiting budgets. At these events, Fortune 1000 companies interview JMOs (Junior Military Officers), technicians and diversity candidates with military backgrounds for positions in Management / Engineering, Technician / Supervision / Field Service and Consulting / Sales / Business Development.

The ConferenceHire events will take place on the following dates:

10/10 Providence, RI
10/17 San Diego, CA
10/24 Atlanta, GA
10/24 Austin, TX


11/07 Norfolk, VA
11/21 Chicago, IL


12/05 Atlanta, GA
12/05 San Diego, CA
12/12 Norfolk, VA

The events will also help boost Chicago jobs.

“Employers are closing out their recruiting budgets by targeting a healthy percentage toward military-experienced talent,” said Sandra (Sandy) Morris, CEO. “BMI clients are already hiring job seekers who don’t leave the military until early 2012, and companies recruiting in Q4 will secure the top job seekers ahead of their competitors.”

In addition to ConferenceHire military hiring events, Bradley-Morris, Inc. offers these solutions to hire military candidates, including services for companies seeking Senior Military Officers for executive leadership positions:

TargetHire®, contingency recruitment accelerated by BMI’s patent-pending military-to-civilian matching technology.
PowerHire®, BMI’s volume hiring solution.

Government, Contract and Employment Services (GCES), dedicated resources focusing on government / defense hiring needs, contract employment and outsourced recruiting / employment services.

Illinois customer service jobs get a boost from grocery store

September 17th, 2011

A popular grocery market said this week it plans on hiring hundreds for customer service jobs in Illinois, among other positions.

Mariano’s grocery, which opened a store at 333 Benton Place in the Lakeshore East Development, is looking to fill 450 full time and part time positions.

The store is a part of Roundy’s supermarkets. This store opening marks the fourth store of its kind.

There are three other stores at 3350 N. Western Ave. in Chicago, and in Arlington Heights and Vernon Hills.

The kinds of jobs available vary, but the Chicago Sun-Times reports the store is looking for everything from meat cutters to work in the butcher department to cake decorators to managers and cashiers.

The announcement is expected to boost the number of Chicago jobs.

The store’s big opening will be on Oct. 4.

The store plans on hiring many people to have operations running smoothly before the grand opening.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that interested job seekers need to apply online at (click on “careers” and then click on “for store career paths”).

Illinois jobs get a boost from Aon

September 10th, 2011

Aon Corporation is reportedly recruiting for Illinois jobs.

The company has roughly 1,400 job openings related to benefits outsourcing, human capital consulting and actuary sciences.

The boost will add several more human resources jobs in Chicago.

Other companies are also hiring, according to job site

Despite a job shortage due to the stagnant economy, some large companies are hiring in big numbers, CareerBuilder recently announced. Moving trucks could be a common sight in cities with many healthcare, information technology and engineering companies, because those industries are quickly recovering from the recession.

Various other industries are emerging from the depths and are beginning to hire in large numbers. A recent CareerBuilder survey of more than 800 workers who were laid off in the past year showed that 60 percent found new jobs, and 54 percent of those jobs were in different fields.

“We’re seeing significant growth in skilled positions – those requiring degrees and five or 10 years of experience – but not enough talent to fill those positions,” CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson said. “This goes back to the importance of ‘re-skilling’ workers for opportunities where we’re not only seeing demand today, but expect to grow in the future.”

For instance, Pittsburgh-based PNC Bank currently has more than 1,000 job openings, from software engineer to relationship manager.

August’s unemployment rate was 9.1 percent, which was down from 2010’s average of 9.6 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, weekly applications for unemployment benefits rose by 2,000, the Labor Department announced September 8.

Management jobs in Illinois show big increases

August 31st, 2011

Management jobs in Illinois are growing at a healthy pace.

Managerial recruitment activity showed a gain of 9.4 points in August, following a downward slide over the past three months, according to the new Employment Index. The August 2011 Index, which measures managerial hiring activity online, has risen to 107.6, a mere 5.3 points higher than it was a year ago in August 2010.
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Company fills Illinois executive jobs

August 27th, 2011

With the addition of a new hire, a company has secured a key hire for Illinois executive jobs.

In conjunction with the recent opening of AgileThought, Inc.’s new downtown Chicago office in May, the national provider of custom software solutions for Fortune 500 companies announced Timothy Monson has been hired for the newly created position of Managing Director-Midwest. He will lead the expansion of client service initiatives and create strategies to cultivate new partnerships in the region. Before joining AgileThought, Monson previously held positions in Chicago as Chief Technology Officer for Navigant Consulting, Director of Global IT Operations for BearingPoint, Inc., and Global Director of Data Center and End-User Device Technology Operations for Arthur Andersen. Read the rest of this entry »

At Illinois jobs, employers value emotional intelligence

August 21st, 2011

According to a new survey, employers at Illinois jobs and other jobs around the nation value emotional intelligence over IQ.

The survey from CareerBuilder revolves around Emotional Intelligence (EI), a general assessment of a person’s abilities to control emotions, to sense, understand and react to others’ emotions, and manage relationships. The national survey –conducted May 19 to June 8, 2011, with more than 2600 hiring managers and human resource professionals – reveals that EI is a critical characteristic for landing a job and advancing one’s career.
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HR jobs in Illinois reach impressive high

August 14th, 2011

New research shows that HR jobs in Illinois, specifically Chicago recruiting jobs, are on the rise.

Over the past 90 days, more than 14,000 new jobs were advertised online for Recruiters, according to WANTED Analytics™ (, the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. Despite rising unemployment, hiring demand has steadily increased by 20% from the same 90-day period in 2010 and by more than 130% from 2009.
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Publishing co. layoffs affect Illinois jobs

August 1st, 2011

The Tribune’s latest layoffs are affecting Illinois jobs in various industries, including administrative and finance areas.

The Chicago Tribune is reportedly trimming Chicago administrative jobs, according to multiple reports.

In addition, the AP reports that the top executive at the Chicago Tribune will oversee six other Tribune Co. daily newspapers as part of a reorganization that will eliminate an unspecified number of jobs.

Chicago Tribune Publisher Tony Hunter responsibility for all Tribune Co. newspapers except the Los Angeles Times. The other newspapers reporting to Hunter are the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel, The Sun of Baltimore, The Hartford (Conn.) Courant, The Morning Call of Allentown, Pa., and Daily Press of Newport News, Va.

It’s not yet clear if writing jobs in Connecticut will also be affected.

Now much of the Tribune Co.-owned Hartford Courant will be made in Chicago.

According to the Tribune, Gannett, Media General and Tribune Co. are among the larger companies ramping up centralized editing, which is hailed by some as a necessary evolution and decried by others as weakening local journalism.

Illinois tech jobs get a boost at TechWeek

July 23rd, 2011

During a conference held this week, Illinois tech jobs are getting some help with the aid some top industry experts.

A group of CEOs gathered for a panel to discuss how to hire for IT jobs in Chicago, among other tips.

CEOs will share their experiences related to hiring and growth in a TechWeek panel discussion titled, “Hiring for Growth – Five Chicago Tech Founders Share Their Stories,” taking place in Chicago on July 22nd, 2011 at 2PM at the Merchandise Mart.
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SurePayroll nominated for award for Illinois jobs

July 18th, 2011

SurePayroll was listed as a finalist for a prominent award regarding Illinois jobs.

Illinois unemployment has been decreasing overall, thanks to the infusion of jobs and companies such as SurePayroll.

SurePayroll, its President and CEO Michael Alter, and Chief Technology Officer Michael Fineberg have been named finalists for the 2011 Illinois Technology Association (ITA) CityLIGHTS Awards.
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