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Makers Hiring!

The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association announced a new public education campaign aimed at matching Illinoisans with open jobs in the manufacturing sector. While total manufacturing jobs are down from this time last year, since April, manufacturers across Illinois have added 28,500 jobs, with the latest survey of business conditions by the Federal Bank of Chicago showing the largest positive jobs trend is in the industrial sector. Nationally, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the number of open manufacturing jobs increased to 336,000 in June – an increase of 30,000 jobs in one month.

Mark Denzler
President & CEO

“Manufacturing has answered our nation’s call one more time and is helping lead our nation through the pandemic. While our state and nation have a long way to go in order to fully recover, we’re excited to see job growth in the state’s manufacturing sector but many companies are struggling to find qualified workers,” said Mark Denzler, president & CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association. “Our new campaign will highlight good-paying manufacturing jobs that are open in every corner of Illinois.”

“As a leading state for manufacturing, Illinois is committed to helping more of our residents take advantage of viable careers in this growing industry,” said Michael Negron, acting Director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. “Through the new Makers Hiring initiative, we are excited to collaborate with the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association and to leverage Illinois’ very own Get Hired portal to help connect more job seekers to thousands of careers available today. Partnership with industry leaders like IMA are essential as Governor Pritzker and the State of Illinois continue to prioritize a public health recovery that will bring more Illinoisans back to work, reopen more businesses, and help strengthen our economic recovery.”

Illinois manufacturers employ 555,000 women and men on factory floors in good, high-paying jobs. The IMA recently released Manufacturing Matters, an economic analysis of the sector showing that manufacturing workers earn an average of more than $80,000 in wages and benefits and more than 90 percent of workers receive health care benefits from their employer.  Every direct manufacturing job supports an additional 1.6 jobs, the single highest multiplier of any sector in Illinois and every dollar invested in manufacturing generates $1.89 in economic activity.

IMA members with open jobs can email company name, number of position, and a link to their hiring website to to be showcased as part of the IMA’s Makers Hiring campaign. The IMA is also partnering with the State of Illinois to ensure that open positions are listed at Get Hired Illinois where both employers and job seekers can post jobs and seek out positions.

Below is a partial list of Illinois manufacturers that have current open jobs available.

Makers Hiring!



Open Positions

Bunn-O-Matic CorporationSpringfield20
Dubak Electrical GroupLa Grange4
Richard Wolf Medical Instruments CorporationVernon Hills5
Semler IndustriesFranklin Park1
Blistex Inc.Oak Brook6
Suncast CorporationBatavia15
Bull Moose TubeChicago Heights8
Capron Mfg.Capron25
North American LightingParis and Salem70
Wheatland TubeChicago19
AGCO Corp - The GSI GroupAssumption25
TerraSource GlobalBelleville15
Clarkson Grain Company, Inc.Cerro Gordo1
Deli Star CorporationFayetteville7
Empire Comfort SystemsBelleville15
HFR Precision MachiningSugar Grove2
Ferrara Candy CompanyBellwood129
Fischer Paper ProductsAntioch14
Franklin Display GroupBelvidere8
Gallagher CorporationGurnee8
Hoffer PlasticsSouth Elgin18
Ingersoll Machine Tools, Inc.Rockford6
Stepan CompanyElwood and Northfield22
ZFVernon Hills & Marshall10
The Libman CompanyArcola50
MTH PumpsPlano1
Litania Sports GroupChampaign14
North Central CollegeNaperville1
Align Production ServicesDecatur1
Pioneer Service Inc.Addison4
Rahco RubberDes Plaines2
RhinoAgGibson City24
Carlisle Construction MaterialsChicago & Franklin Park6
Chicago Magnesium Casting CoChicago20
Home Run Inn PizzaWoodridge3
Cast Products IncChicago4
Red Bud IndustriesRed Bud20
Reynolds Consumer ProductsJacksonville20
Silgan ClosuresChampaign, Downers Grove, and Rochelle11
Wahl ClipperSterling50
Versatech, LLCEffingham2
AbbVieNorth Chicago10
Amity Die & Stamping LLCLake Forest3
Basler Electric CompanyHighland2
Bell Flavors & FragrancesNorthbrook17
Bison Gear and EngineeringSt. Charles2
BorgWarnerFrankfort and Dixon20
Cap & Seal LPElgin4
Contemporary ControlsDowner's Grove2
Continental Envelope CorporationGeneva7
Eagle Flexible PackagingBatavia16
FLSmidth Inc.Pekin3
G&W ElectricBolingbrook80
HFR Precision MachiningSugar Grove6
Donson Machine Co.Alsip5
Rockford SpecialtiesLoves Park1
Springfield Plastics, Inc.Springfield40
United Scrap MetalCicero4
John Wood Community CollegeQuincy4
The Knapheide Manufacturing CompanyQuincy55
Lapham-Hickey Steel CorpBedford Park20
Mac MedicalMillstadt2
Mason Manufacturing, LLCDecatur3
Masterbrand CabinetsArthur50
Mayco IndustriesGranite City3
Morton IndustriesMorton3
Nyco Products CompanyCountryside4
OTTO EngineeringCarpentersville5
PLZ AeroscienceCoal City and Bridgeview8
General CableDuQuoin5
River Valley Pipe, LLCLacon4
S&C Electric CompanyChicago50
Secon Rubber & Plastics, Inc.Red Bud6
SmalleyLake Zurich26
SMF INCMinonk6
Smith & Richardson IncGeneva7
Solomon Colors, Inc.Springfield10
Stampede Meat, Inc.Bridgeview150
STC, Inc.McLeansboro3
Taubensee Steel & Wire CoWheeling5
Toyota Boshoku IllinoisLawrenceville50
The Cary CompanyAddison9
Thermal CareNiles6
Titan Wheel Corporation of IllinoisQuincy10
Wozniak IndustriesBedford Park2
Nelsen Steel CompanyFranklin Park6
Johnson Bros. Roll Forming CoBerkeley4
Horween Leather CompanyChicago4
Newmedical Technology Inc.Northbrook2