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.

Companies with open jobs can register here 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

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