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Trucker Jobs Most Listed Job Online

Updated: Monday, June 9 2014, 10:16 AM CDT
So many new job openings in Illinois this month, but which field is most likely to get you hired?

The Department of Employment Security says truck driving.

Over 11,000 driver positions were posted online in May. That's almost double the next most advertised jobs, registered nurses.

While there is a national growth trend in transportation, Illinois is especially poised to benefit.

"Illinois is what they consider a crossroads of the nation whenever it comes to the trucking industry," *********, said. "If you look at the interstate systems that come across Illinois, along with the largest inland port up in Joliet, we have a huge flow of trucks that move in and out that move freight in and out of Illinois."

Most truck drivers make more than $20 an hour. The job requires special training and certification, which includes passing random drug and alcohol tests. A typical job means being on the road for several days at a time, followed by a few days at home.

Many schools in Illinois offer truck driving programs, which may grow with this demand. In Springfield, that includes Lincoln Land Community College and Midwest Technical Institute. Trucker Jobs Most Listed Job Online

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