Unemployment rates in Illinois and across the nation are still unacceptably high and many in our community are searching for employment. Below you will find links to job resources and postings as well as some listings I’ve pulled together from various resources. If you know of any other good job resources or employment opportunities please email me at sara@staterepsara.com and I will be happy to add it to this page.



Chicago Police Department Recruitment Drive

The Chicago Police Department is looking for women and men who want to be part of one of the nation’s largest and most technologically advanced police departments. The CPD is a diverse workforce of over 12,500 sworn women and men who serve the City of Chicago by protecting its people and property. Click Here to begin the application process.



Illinois Department of Employment Security: IDES is your direct link to Illinois workforce services: job placement and referrals, unemployment insurance, employment and training programs, career and labor market information, payroll tax filing, and more!

Illinois Job Link: Illinois Job Link is an online database that helps connect skilled job seekers to employers in the State of Illinois.  By answering a series of questions about your skills and interests, you will be entered into a searchable database so that employers looking for those kinds of skills can find you.

Illinois workNet Center: For the purpose of expanding economic opportunity, the Illinois workNet™ Portal and Program utilizes partnerships and technology to expand seamless and real-time access to workforce development resources aimed at individuals, businesses and workforce professionals. Innovative partnerships span state economic development, workforce development, education agencies, and local workforce investment boards along with their public and private partners including local governments, community colleges and non-profit organizations. Through partnerships that leverage technology, a common vision to plan for the economic futures of communities and provide a seamless array of services is realized.

IDES Job Fairs and Special Events: Listing of job fairs compiled by the Illinois Department of Employment Security.


Chicago Transit Authority: Job Openings.



Chicago Workforce Centers: Chicago’s five Workforce Centers and more than 30 community-based affiliate organizations offer a range of services to help Chicagoans find and keep good-paying jobs. Services include computerized listings of  job openings; seminars in resume writing, job search, and interviewing skills;  free faxing, copying, telephone, and internet services for job searches; unemployment insurance information; basic job skills courses, such as English as a Second Language (ESL); and veterans services. Call a Chicago Workforce Center for eligibility requirements and program availability.


Work 4 Illinois: This site provides posting and application information for current vacancies within the Departments under the jurisdiction of the Governor.

Cook County Job Listings

City of Chicago Human Resources: This page contains links to the CAREERS website for jobs in the city of Chicago, as well as links to job postings with the CHA, Park District, CPS, CTA, City Colleges, Inspector General and the MWRD.


America’s Job Exchange for Illinois: America’s Job Exchange is a comprehensive, career management portal designed to “Change Your World” when it comes to finding a new job or filling a position. Developed by the same team that created the first Internet-based job portal, America’s Job Exchange offers trusted, comprehensive, and free career management services to job seekers, employers and states.


CareerBuilder.com: Search 1.6 million Jobs on CareerBuilder.com. Find new employment or work. Fresh job listings posted daily. Have jobs emailed to you.

Chicago Career Tech: Unemployed workers can apply for technology retraining through Chicago Career Tech. Applicants must be a resident of Chicago, have at least a high school diploma or GED, have been unemployeed since 1/1/08 (previous income of $25,000-90,000) and be collecting or have exhausted Illinois unemployment insurance benefits. Visit the Chicago Career Tech website for more information.

Chicago Sun-Times

Craigslist Chicago

Idealist.org: Idealist is a project of Action Without Borders, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 with offices in the United States and Argentina. Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.

Monster.com: Find the job that’s right for you. Use Monster’s resources to create a killer resume, search for jobs, prepare for interviews, and launch your career.

U.S. Department of Labor Summer Jobs+: The Summer Jobs+ Bank lists many summer job and internship opportunities for youth in Chicago and throughout the rest of the country.