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Which Chicago Employers Provide the Most Jobs? Plus, Helpful Apps for Illinoisans

We've got the top 25 employers in Chicago in terms of jobs provided.

Each year, Crain’s Chicago Business magazine releases a list of the city’s largest employers. And as you’ll see, a sizable chunk of Chicago’s workers are employed by either the state, federal, city or county governments.

Chicago is far from being “a city upon a hill” in a state hard hit by unemployment. A recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation report was sharply critical of Chicago’s business climate. However, the Chicago-Joliet-Naperville metro division is still host to the most jobs in Illinois — 3,764,200 in April, according to preliminary data from the Illinois Department of Economic Security.

Interested in a job in Chicago? You may want to check out these 25 employers that provide the most jobs to Illinoisans.

While it might not be best to apply for a job at those employers from your phone, your phone can be a handy device for surviving in Illinois if you have these helpful apps for Illinoisans on it.

This article appears on all Patch Chicago sites. The views expressed in this post are those of Reboot Illinois and do not reflect those of Patch or its editors.

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seer. May 26, 2014 at 12:54 AM
Shocking- the govt holds 4 out of the top 5 IL employer spots- and then people wonder why IL can't create jobs- BECAUSE SO MUCH CAPITAL GETS DIVERTED TO THE LEECHES IN GOVT VIA MASSIVE TAXATION. Now- what was that country that used to have a huge # of govt employees as compared to private enterprise (productive) employees before it collapsed under its own weight- oh yeah- SOVIET RUSSIA.

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