Best Jobs in Chicago Right Now

PeopleReady staffing experts from our Chicago Market Service Center share a list of the hottest jobs in the Chicago area available on the PeopleReady website and our app, JobStack.

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Job listings are surging in the Chicago area, which means plenty of exciting opportunities for local job seekers. PeopleReady partners with area employers across a variety of industries so we can connect you with available jobs. To support your job search, the PeopleReady staffing experts at our Chicago Market Service Center have put together a list of the top 10 job listings in the Chicago area right now.

Cook

Cook and prep cook jobs in Chicago are available at a variety of locations, including hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues and more. The primary function of this role is to prepare and cook food according to recipes. Cooks will also be tasked with making sure their food preparation areas are clean and maintaining all quality and sanitation standards.

  • Job type: Temporary
  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Location: McHenry, IL
  • Number of positions: 15
  • Pay rate: $15-$19/hour

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Dishwasher 

Dishwasher jobs in Chicago can be found at a variety of hotels, restaurants, event venues and more. Duties at this company include washing dishes, glassware, pots and pans; ensuring equipment and kitchen work areas are clean; and assisting staff with proper guest service. Also in this role, you will collaborate regularly with other kitchen workers, servers and managers.

  • Job type: Temporary
  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Location: McHenry, IL
  • Number of positions: 5
  • Pay rate: $16/hour

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Cook

Cook and prep cook jobs in Chicago are available at a variety of locations, including hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues and more. The primary function of this role is to prepare and cook food according to recipes. Cooks will also be tasked with making sure their food preparation areas are clean and maintaining all quality and sanitation standards.

  • Job type: Temporary
  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Location: Lake Forest, IL
  • Number of positions: 15
  • Pay rate: $15-$19/hour

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Housekeeper

Housekeeper jobs in Chicago include this position with a hospitality company in Normal. Chief duties of this role include: making beds, clean rooms and replenish linens; vacuuming rugs, carpets and upholstered furniture; dusting and polishing furniture and equipment; and washing windows, walls and ceilings. Housekeepers must also be able to frequently bend, reach, balance and lift up to 20 pounds in a shift.

  • Job type: Temporary
  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Location: Normal, IL
  • Number of positions: 3
  • Pay rate: $12/hour

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Banquet server

There are many banquet server opportunities in Chicago across different venues and hospitality businesses. Duties at this company include: serving food and drinks during dinner; communicating special meal requirements to the kitchen; and greeting and thanking guests.

  • Job type: Temporary
  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Location: Normal, IL
  • Number of positions: 20
  • Pay rate: $14/hour

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Production worker 

Production jobs in Chicago continue to rise due to increased manufacturing activity in the area. Chief duties for a job at this company include: assembling goods on production lines, storing raw materials properly in the warehouse, and packing goods to be shipped.

  • Job type: Temporary
  • Industry: Manufacturing, production & logistics
  • Location: Champaign, IL
  • Number of positions: 60
  • Pay rate: $13-$13.50/hour

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Picker/packer

Picker and packer roles are also rising in Chicago because pf both the rise of e-commerce and increasing manufacturing activity. In this role, you will pack and seal orders based on work instructions, store items in the warehouse, and inspect orders before they are sent out.

  • Job type: Temporary
  • Industry: Retail/install/reset
  • Location: Valparaiso, IN
  • Number of positions: 33
  • Pay rate: $15.50/hour

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Production worker

In this role, you will assemble goods on product lines, carry out basic quality control checks, and pack goods to be shipped. You should also be able to multitask, show flexibility and have great attention to detail.

  • Job type: Temporary
  • Industry: Manufacturing, production & logistics
  • Location: Normal, IL
  • Number of positions: 35
  • Pay rate: $15/hour

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Driver

Driver jobs in Chicago are perfect for those who are passionate about cars. Chief duties of this role include driving customer vehicles to various sites; keeping parked areas clean and orderly; and washing, vacuuming and buffing vehicles.

  • Job type: Temporary
  • Industry: General labor
  • Location: Plainfield, IL
  • Number of positions: 4
  • Pay rate: $18/hour

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Production worker

Many temporary job opportunities in manufacturing can become regular employment as manufacturers look for more full-time workers to keep up with demand. Duties at this company include: building and welding wire forms; feeding raw material into production machinery; and packing goods to be shipped. Candidates should also be able to be in a stationery position for up to 10 hours.

  • Job type: Temp-to-hire
  • Industry: Manufacturing, production & logistics
  • Location: Springfield, IL
  • Number of positions: 10
  • Pay rate: $14-$15/hour

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Find jobs near you today with PeopleReady staffing

Whether you want to continue building skills in your current industry or explore a new career path, PeopleReady has work opportunities that fit your skills and schedule. If you’re looking for more jobs in the Chicago area, you can download our app, JobStack, which gives you access to jobs 24/7. Jobs hiring near you are also updated daily on the PeopleReady website. To learn more about jobs in the Chicago area, visit our Chicago Market Service Center page.

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