At this unprecedented time during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are more job openings than ever. Yet, many people are still struggling to find the right career fit, for many reasons. It’s creating frustrating situations across Illinois.
Thanks to the support of the General Assembly and Governor Pritzker in 2019, we have many openings today and many more in the coming years under the Rebuild Illinois program to put people to work on strengthening our critical transportation infrastructure. We have created the informational packet included here along with a library of resources at our website, and we wanted to provide it to you to help you inform your constituents about our opportunities.
This is not just a list of job openings, although we are including job board information for many of our members here. Careers in transportation and construction often have certain educational, training and experience requirements, and it’s important your constituents understand what they need to do to take advantage of the pipelines for the career they want to pursue.
Leaders of the Transportation for Illinois Coalition created this informational toolkit to easily highlight career pipelines offered by our members in the transportation and construction industries.
The list of good-paying, dependable and rewarding jobs and careers in our industries are nearly endless. Work with your hands as laborers, bricklayers, pipefitters or truck drivers on the roadways. Support our teams in the field as engineers, marketing pros or office professionals. Turn hard work into a great career in management.
Aggregate Careers: Learn more at https://www.letsrockillinois.com/
Construction Careers (General Information): Information on construction trades via Southern Illinois Builders Association: http://www.siba-agc.org/VideoLinks
Information about IDOT's Highway Construction Careers Training Program is here.
Engineering Careers: Learn more at https://www.acecil.org/acec-students/ and view available IDOT job openings here.
Chicago Laborers Apprentice Program information: https://www.chicagolaborers.org/apprentice-program/employer-referral-to-apprentice-program
Illinois Laborers Apprentice Program Information: https://www.illaborers.org/apprenticeship/application-process.html
IUOE Local 965 (Mechanicsburg, IL) Apprentice Program Information: https://www.iuoe965.org/apprenticeship/
IUOE Local 520 (Granite City, IL) Apprentice Program Information: https://www.oe520.org/news/apprenticeship-program/apprenticeship-program/22922/2
BNSF Railroad Job Board: https://jobs.bnsf.com/
BNSF Diverse Business Enterprise Page: http://www.bnsf.com/suppliers/diverse-business-enterprise.page
CP Careers Page: https://www.cpr.ca/en/careers
CP Military Veteran Hiring Page: https://www.cpr.ca/en/careers/veterans
CP Strategic Procurement and Supply Contact Page: https://www.cpr.ca/en/about-cp/selling-to-cp/strategic-sourcing-contact-form
CP DBE Program Page: https://www.cpr.ca/en/about-cp/selling-to-cp/policies-and-guidelines/disadvantaged-enterprise-form
Union Pacific Jobs Page: https://up.jobs/index.htm
Union Pacific Testimonials: https://up.jobs/why/people/index.htm
Union Pacific Suppliers Page: https://www.up.com/suppliers/index.htm
Union Pacific Supplier Diversity Page: https://www.up.com/suppliers/supplier_diversity/index.htm
CN Careers Page: https://www.cn.ca/en/careers/
CN Testimonials: https://www.cn.ca/en/careers/our-people-make-a-difference/
CN Supplier Portal: https://www.cn.ca/en/supplier-portal/supplier-portal/
Pace Careers Page: https://www.pacebus.com/careers
CTA Career Portal: https://chicagotransit.taleo.net/careersection/ex/moresearch.ftl
CTA DBE Program: https://www.transitchicago.com/dbe/
Trucking: For information about how to become eligible for a CDL or to locate truck driving schools in Illinois, see the links below.
Midwest Truckers information for locating truck driving schools in Illinois: https://schneiderjobs.com/truck-driving-jobs/inexperienced/find-truck-driving-school/state/il
Schneider Truck Driving School List: https://schneiderjobs.com/truck-driving-jobs/inexperienced/find-truck-driving-school/state/il
Schneider Become a Truck Driver: https://schneiderjobs.com/truck-driving-jobs/inexperienced/become-truck-driver