WORKFORCE

Our people are the Advantage.

Highly educated and skilled across industries, the workforce of DuPage is primed for your business.

 

Our workforce has the deepest education in Illinois, and major employers are taking notice. Fortune 500 companies—including Navistar and Dover Corporation, among others—are fueled by the talents and competitive spirit of our people, with more companies choosing DuPage every day.

 

Driven by a collective will to push the boundaries, powered by a higher standard of education, fostered in a community built to prosper: our people are different on purpose.

 

 

 EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT 

 

POPULATION 25 YEARS +

 %

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE 16.5%
SOME COLLEGE, NO DEGREE 19.0%
ASSOCIATES DEGREE 7.7%
BACHELOR'S DEGREE 30.9%
GRADUATE OR PROFESSIONAL DEGREE 19.3%
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE OR HIGHER 92%
BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR HIGHER 46%

Source: JobsEQ, May 2018

 

 

EMPLOYMENT DATA 

NUMBER OF JOBS 657,919
JOB GROWTH (ANNUAL) 1.8%
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 2.6%
AVERAGE ANNUAL WAGE $61,501
NUMBER OF BUSINESSES 74,838

Source: JobsEQ, May 2018, Intersect Illinois 

 

DUPAGE’S MOST-IN-DEMAND JOBS

 

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP # OF ONLINE JOB ADS
COMPUTER & MATHEMATICAL 24,217
MANAGEMENT 22,015
OFFICE & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT 19,877
SALES & RELATED 19,470
BUSINESS & FINANCIAL OPERATIONS 18,811
HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONERS & TECHNICAL OPERATIONS 13,844
TRANSPORTATION & MOVING MATERIAL 11,984
FOOD PREPARATION & SERVING RELATED 11,447
EDUCATION, TRAINING & LIBRARY 7,891
PRODUCTION 5,400
ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING 5,298
INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE & REPAIR 5,229
ARTS, DESIGN, ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS & MEDIA 3,874
HEALTHCARE SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS 3,652


Source: IDES, Region 4, Help Wanted Online Monthly Snapshot, May 2018