Illinois Wants Residents Working

State joins forces with to give residents a leg up

As the unemployment rate in Illinois continues to hover above the national average, state employment officials are joining forces with the jobs Web site

The partnership announced Monday will give job seekers real-time access to openings in the four industries with the largest growth in the state. Research has identified those industries as: health care, information technology, manufacturing and transportation, and distribution and logistics.

The CareerBuilder jobs site can be accessed through the state's employment Web site,

According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Illinois' unemployment rate for September was 6.9 percent. That's compared with 6.1 percent nationally.

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