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Hiring in Chicago

It shouldn't take hours to find workers in Chicago. However, if you use conventional methods to post a job in Chicago, you can end up wasting time. Are you on the lookout for an employee in Chicago? Here are some more effective ways to begin the quest for new employees.

More information about recruiting hourly workers in Chicago can be found in the sections below. We've updated the Chicago section with useful geographic and professional knowledge. You'll also come across online and local tools that can help you improve the recruiting process right away.

Chicago City Overview

The population of Chicago is estimated to be about 2,170,000 people. Every day, art, fine dining, sports arenas, and cultural exhibits draw visitors to Chicago. With its big city population and proximity to the suburbs, finding valuable hourly workers in Chicago should not be difficult. 

With the current unemployment rate of about 8.8%, you should have a valuable pool of candidates to choose from. Often, since it is so close to the suburbs and offers excellent public transit, the city of Chicago has a large number of people who commute to work every day. This gives access to a wider pool of candidates to choose from.

Chicago Businesses

Chicago is the third largest city in the U.S., making it home to many flourishing industries. It is mainly known for being a leader in manufacturing in the areas of food, metals, and plastics. While manufacturing is the largest industry the city is still home to many restaurants, museums, and sports teams. This makes it a beacon for hourly employees looking for jobs in warehouses,sports arenas and restaurants. 

Hiring Resources in Chicago

It's no surprise that the region has some of the best local recruiting opportunities in the world, given its population. Many of them are tailored to specific industries. For example, sports arenas in Chicago can find professional and skilled industry workers through a website called workinsports.com.

You can also post help-wanted ads in local Chicago area papers, such as:

Hiring Resources Online

Employee recruitment via the internet is becoming more popular in Chicago and beyond. There are many excellent resources available to assist you in this endeavor. ZipRecruiter, for example, can connect you with tens of thousands of job seekers in the Chicago area.

Other great online hiring resources include:

See who is already posting jobs and hiring in  Chicago, Illinois

Applications
5464
Job boards
Posted on Indeed, Monster, Google, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Craigslist, Indeed Sponsored, Facebook, Jooble, Jobisjob, Post Job Free, Job Inventory, Trovit, Trovit Singapore, Jobcase, My Job Helper, Talent
Merchandiser for Crafty in Chicago. This is a description.

Our merchandisers, also called "operators", are the face of our company. They are the human element and the happy face that leads client communication on a daily basis. It is a high energy role for people who derive positive energy from working ...Read more

Applications
5190
Job boards
Posted on Indeed, Monster, Google, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Indeed Sponsored, ZipRecruiter Sponsored, Facebook, Jooble, Jobisjob, Post Job Free, Trovit, Jobcase, My Job Helper, Talent, Snagajob, Recruit Net
Delivery Drivers - $20-28/HR - $300 Signing Bonus for Northwest Express, Inc. in Chicago. This is a description.

Come start a new career!  Work in a fun, fast paced environment with Northwest Express, a Contracted Service Provider for FedEx.


Great Jobs Available for Experienced Delivery Drivers!  Great pay PLUS a ...Read more

Applications
2877
Job boards
Posted on Indeed, Monster, Google, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Facebook, Jooble, Jobisjob, Post Job Free, Trovit, Jobcase, My Job Helper, Talent, Snagajob, Recruit Net
Forklift Operator for HapiGig in Chicago. This is a description.

Are you a great Lift Operator in need of extra cash? WITH HAPIGIG YOU CREATE YOUR OWN SCHEDULE SO YOU CAN WORK EXTRA HOURS AND EARN EXTRA MONEY WHILE YOU KEEP YOUR FULL TIME JOB!

HapiGig is currently seeking experienced and ...Read more

Applications
2170
Job boards
Posted on Indeed, Monster, Google, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Facebook, Jooble, Jobisjob, Post Job Free, Trovit, Jobcase, My Job Helper, Talent, Snagajob, Recruit Net
AM Team Member for Jamba Juice in Orland Park. This is a description.

Jamba Juice is hiring Restaurant Team Members for Morning shifts!!

Guest satisfaction is at the heart of this position. Team Members are responsible for preparing high quality products and empowered to deliver an exceptional guest experience. Team ...Read more

Applications
1623
Job boards
Posted on Indeed, Monster, Google, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Facebook, Jooble, Jobisjob, Post Job Free, Job Inventory, Trovit, Trovit Singapore, Jobcase, My Job Helper, Talent, Snagajob, Recruit Net
Crew Members for Dunkin' in Oak Forest. This is a description.
Crew Members are generally responsible for delivering great and friendly guest experiences. They prepare products according to operational and quality standards and serve them with enthusiasm in a clean, fast paced environment. They work as part of a team to ...Read more
Applications
1346
Job boards
Posted on Indeed, Monster, Google, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Facebook, Jooble, Jobisjob, Post Job Free, Trovit, Snagajob, Recruit Net
Cashier for Wingstop in Chicago. This is a description.

Wingstop’s mission is to serve the world flavor. Wingstop is the destination when you crave fresh never faked wings, hand-cut seasoned fries and any of our famous sides. For people who demand flavor in everything they do, there's only Wingstop. We are ...Read more

Applications
1288
Job boards
Posted on Indeed, Monster, Google, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Facebook, Jooble, Jobisjob, Post Job Free, Trovit, Jobcase, My Job Helper, Talent, Snagajob, Recruit Net
Crew Member for Dunkin Donuts in Chicago. This is a description.

We are looking for Crew Members to join our Dunkin' team! Crew Members are responsible for delivering great and friendly guest experiences. They prepare products according to operational and quality standards and serve them with enthusiasm in a clean, fast ...Read more

Applications
1024
Job boards
Posted on Indeed, Monster, Google, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Facebook, Jooble, Jobisjob, Post Job Free, Trovit, Jobcase, My Job Helper, Talent, Snagajob, Recruit Net
Crew Member - Matteson for Dunkin Donuts in Matteson. This is a description.

Dunkin Donuts located in Olympia Fields, Matteson & Frankfort are looking for crew members immediately. Crew members are expected to have reliable transportation, fast food experience and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment. We are looking ...Read more

Applications
1000
Job boards
Posted on Indeed, Monster, Google, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Facebook, Jooble, Jobisjob, Post Job Free, Trovit, Jobcase, My Job Helper, Talent, Snagajob, Recruit Net
Team Member for Jamba Juice in Chicago. This is a description.

Working in a Jamba store is different from any other job.  You are creating memories of connection with our guests every day from all over the world.  You will handcraft healthy and nutritional smoothies and juices and build relationships with ...Read more

Applications
772
Job boards
Posted on Indeed, Monster, Google, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Indeed Sponsored, Facebook, Jooble, Jobisjob, Post Job Free, Trovit, Jobcase, My Job Helper, Talent, Recruit Net
Experienced Drivers Wanted / Paying $1200/Week Plus $300 Signing Bonus for Northwest Express, Inc. in Niles. This is a description.

Be a part of a growing company!  Great Jobs Available for Experienced Delivery Drivers! $1200/week PLUS a $300 Signing BONUS!


Immediate openings for experienced delivery drivers!   BENEFITS AT 30 ...Read more

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring in Chicago

What is the best way to find and hire in Chicago near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Chicago applicants. Employers posting their Chicago jobs on Indeed get about 10 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Chicago applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for Chicago are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 15 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 23 hours on average, which is shorter than the average for Chicago positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a role in Chicago?
SMS has 83% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Chicago job applicants?
Hourly paid workers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 195% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Chicago applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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think about hiring through Workstream

"Time saving for recruiting process at store level, and above store level."


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Team Member

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Morning Team Member - Weekdays

"Streamlined and organized my hiring."


Jamba


Currently hiring on Workstream for:

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Evening Team Member

"Lucas was very helpful & quick to respond to my questions."


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