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.

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: Events & Venues
  • Location: Chicago
  • Number of positions: 80
  • Pay rate: $16.50-$17/hour

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Concessions stand worker

Concession workers in Chicago are always close to the action at local stadiums, arenas and other entertainment venues. Primarily, concession workers at this company need the ability to provide excellent guest service while working in a fast-paced environment. They greet guests, take orders, and serve food and refreshments, among other duties.

  • Job type: Temporary
  • Industry: Events & Venues
  • Location: Chicago
  • Number of positions: 15
  • Pay rate: $18/hour

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Assembler

Assembler jobs in Chicago have continued to rise due to increased manufacturing activity in the area. Chief duties for a job at this company include: assemble components accurately, thoroughly and quickly on an assembly line; package items according to specific job requirements; and perform necessary testing. Knowledge of and the ability to use a variety of basic hand tools is often required.

  • Job type: Temp-to-hire
  • Industry: Construction
  • Location: Harvey, IL
  • Number of positions: 16
  • Pay rate: $18/hour

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Janitor

Janitor jobs in Chicago are growing due to increased COVID-19 precautions. Chief duties for a job at this company include cleaning floors and shampooing rugs; ensuring that equipment like heating and cooling systems are maintained and prepared; and keeping sidewalks clean of debris. Janitors must also service, clean and supply restrooms.

  • Job type: Temp-to-hire
  • Industry: Warehouse & Distribution
  • Location: Chicago
  • Number of positions: 30
  • Pay rate: $15/hour

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Housekeeper

Housekeeper jobs in Chicago include this position with a hospitality company in Aurora. 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: Aurora, IL
  • Number of positions: 8
  • Pay rate: $16/hour

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Cook/dishwasher

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

  • Job type: Temporary
  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Location: Naperville, IL
  • Number of positions: 20
  • Pay rate: $17-18/hour

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Mechanical assembler

Mechanical assembler jobs in Chicago have continued to rise due to increased manufacturing activity in the area. Chief duties for this role include: assemble components accurately, thoroughly and quickly on an assembly line; package items according to specific job requirements; and perform necessary testing. Knowledge of and the ability to use a variety of basic hand tools is often required.

  • Job type: Temporary
  • Industry: Manufacturing & Logistics
  • Location: Gary, IN
  • Number of positions: 15
  • Pay rate: $15/hour

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Groundskeeper

Groundskeeper jobs in Chicago are a great way to get started on a landscaping career. Groundskeepers at this company will mow lawns and trim weeds; pick up and remove trash from designated areas; trim bushes and hedges; and empty trash and recycling containers. You may be required to know how to operate certain equipment and tools in a safe and responsible manner.

  • Job type: Temporary
  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Location: Brookfield, IL
  • Number of positions: 17
  • Pay rate: $12.50-$16/hour

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Retail associate

Retail jobs in Chicago are available at department stores, hotel gift shops and many other locations. For this role, workers will greet customers and answer any questions they have, operate the cash register, increase in-store sales and assist in maintaining the store’s stockroom.

  • Job type: Temporary
  • Industry: Retail
  • Location: Orland Park, Aurora, Chicago, Bolingbrook and Oak Brook, IL
  • Number of positions: 70
  • Pay rate: $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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