Jobs in Des Plaines, Illinois, United States

Sitting on the majestic Des Plaines River the city of Des Plaines, in Cook County Illinois is a vibrant and diverse suburb of Chicago. As well as excellent transport links to the city, O’Hare International Airport is located just to the south of Des Plaines and is a large employer.

Native America tribes initially inhabited the area surrounding Des Plaines. Despite the presence of French explorers and missionaries in the 1600’s the first settlers did not arrive until 1833. Initially settled by German immigrants Des Plaines has since grown to become a diverse community.

Employment Opportunities for High Fliers

Since its inception O’Hare International Airport has had a great influence, both directly and indirectly, on the economy and job opportunities in Des Plaines. While there are many opportunities for work at the airport many other businesses and companies have chosen to locate themselves here because of O’Hare’s presence. Recently China Airlines has chosen to relocate to Des Plaines from Michigan Plaza.

Rivers Casino opened in 2011 on a large site adjacent to the Tri- State Tollway at the northwest corner of Devon Avenue and Des Plaines River Road. It has since become a major employer in the area.

A Home For Diverse Interests

The interlocking tower at Deval Crossing is a popular location for train spotters and transport enthusiasts. Here they can watch trains from the Union Pacific/ Northwest Line, the North Central Service and the Union Pacific Railroad navigate a complex three way junction system.

Famously the 1985 Hit film The Breakfast Club was filmed at the now abandoned Maine North High School in Des Plaines. Despite no longer being in use it is still a popular place of pilgrimage for film fans when they are in the area. Many of the small businesses in the surrounding area try to make use of this connection.

Meanwhile the Methodist Camp Ground, which predates the city, is a popular meeting point. Every summer the site hosts concerts, day camps, picnics and various other recreational activities. In a similar vein the glorious greenery of the Des Plaines Forest Preserve surrounds the Des Plaines River as it envelops the eastern edge of the city.

Des Plaines is a diverse and vibrant city with a strong community feel and plenty of employment opportunities.

United States Illinois Des Plaines
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Marketing Manager new Add to Favorites
Laredo Hospitality (Stella's/Shelby's Cafe's)
$60,000 - $75,000 a yearAre you interested in developing an "in-house" Marketing platform? Do you have experience with* implementing a loyalty program? If you said yes to either or both of these questions then ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 17th June
Service Appointment Coordinator new Add to Favorites
Luxury Orlando Imports
Overview Position Overview The service appointment coordinator receives all incoming service calls, establishes relationships with the customers and schedules appointments for the Service Department.     ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 18th June
Driver Services Associate new Add to Favorites
Wheels, Inc.
Wheels Overview Wheels, Inc. was established in 1939 as the world's first automotive fleet leasing and management company. As one of the largest privately-held companies in North America, Wheels features a portfolio of ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 17th June
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Federal Aviation Administration
Duties Summary The position serves as the Administrative Specialist in the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Great Lakes Region, Office of Finance and Management, National Engagement & Regional Administration ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 8th June
Matrix Bathroom
Founded in 2009 in Chicago’s northwest suburbs and expanding to the Detroit metro area in 2013, Matrix started off solely as a basement finishing company. In a quick 8 years, Matrix become the largest basement ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 18th June
Advantage Solutions
Summary Full Time Retail Sales Merchandiser We are searching for a self-motivated Retail Sales Merchandiser. This position services and sells to retail accounts within an assigned territory, ensuring Client standards ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 11th June
Server/Network Technician new Add to Favorites
We're looking for talented and motivated individuals to join our team. was recently named by Built in Chicago as one of the best places to work and to's list of 5000 fastest-growing private ...
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Customer Service Representative new Add to Favorites
Public Storage
Job DescriptionExcellent Customer Service Provide outstanding customer service; recommend storage solutions and assist them with their storage needs Welcome customers and make their move-in a positive experience through ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 18th June
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Illinois Auto Truck Company Inc.
llinois Auto Truck Co., Inc. (IATCO) is the leading manufacturer of new clutch assemblies, clutch components, supplemental clutch parts and flywheels for class 6, 7 & 8 vehicles / medium & heavy duty trucks. ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 13th June
Best Western
Best Western5,203 reviews-Des Plaines, ILMajor Function: To assist guests efficiently and professionally with front desk related functions. Provide all guests with consistent, first class service with a positive ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 10th June
The Missner Group
Assistant Project Manager Seventy-year-old general contractor and real estate developer headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, providing comprehensive and integrated real estate development and construction services ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 13th June
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Leschaco, Inc.
LeadingFreight Forwarder / NVOCC/ Customs House Broker, with locations in 22 countriesand over 2500 employees strong, is seeking a highly motivated and organizedindividual to cover all aspects of Import for its Des ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 20th June
Precision Instruments, Inc.
As a third generation family business, Precision Instruments seeks a talented, motivated entry-level Machine Operator to work 1st Shift (7:00am to 3:30pm) in our conveniently-located Des Plaines plant. Machine Operators ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 10th June
1-800-GOT-JUNK? - Chicago SW
Being the best junk removal service in the world is no easy task. That is why we WANT YOU! We are looking for Truck Team Members to join our growing franchise in the Chicagoland area. We Hire Happy People!Truck Team ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 13th June
Extended Stay America
The housekeeping attendant position must demonstrate and promote a strong commitment to providing the best possible experience for our guests and associates. The position is responsible for cleaning guest rooms in ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 11th June
Administrative Assistant new Add to Favorites
Cambridge Investment Research
Job PostingJob Title: Administrative AssistantReport To: Financial PlannerJob Status: Full-time, Exempt Job Summary The Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing excellent service, support, follow-through ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 13th June
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Alden Des Plaines
JOB SUMMARY: Responsible to direct the overall office operations. Directs, plans, coordinates and administers the overall operation of the Medical Records department. QUALIFICATIONS:High school education or equivalent; ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 11th June
Requisition ID: 65531 Ministry: Presence Holy Family Med Cntr Location: Presence Holy Family Med Ctr Location Address: 100 North River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016 United States (US) Department: 10134210 Security HFMC ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 18th June
Job Summary and Mission This position contributes to Starbucks success by assisting the store manager in executing store operations during scheduled shifts.This job deploys partners and delegates tasks so that partners ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 20th June