Jobs in Orland Park, Illinois, United States
The pretty village of Orland Park is an affluent suburb of Chicago. Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago close links to the I-80 as well as several interstate highways, the Metra commuter rail system and both the O’Hare International and Midway airports make Orland Park a popular option for commuters.
Originally known as the English Settlement, the area around Orland Park was initially settled by migrants from England. Immigrants from Luxembourg and Germany joined these original settlers, in the 1840s. Their presence led to Orland Park becoming a diverse community. Very much a typical automobile suburb Orland Park has, during the last 20 years, become one of the focal points for growth in the metropolitan region in the southwest of Chicago.
Consequently commercial growth has been dramatic. The Orland Square Mall and the surrounding blocks, especially along LaGrange Road (Route 45), house many large businesses and small start-ups. While traditionally the area has been focused on the automobile industry recent growth has also occurred in a number of other sectors.
A Field of Expanding Opportunities
While traditionally the majority of jobs in the Orland Park area have been connected to the automobile industry in recent years other industries have chosen to open operations in the area. This has seen the fields of finance and retail as well as services and healthcare grow. A recent study found that more than one million people a year come to Orland Park for health care services.
The retail and commercial sector is a major employer in Orland Park with Sears, J.C. Penny, Carson’s, Macy’s and Target all providing a great number of opportunities. The Orland Park Crossing and Orland Square Mall are both busy hubs with plenty of opportunities. Building on this success Orland Park is in the process of developing a new downtown district, designed to offer even more employment opportunities.
Orland Park Caters For A Variety Of Interests
As well as the Orland Park Crossing and Orland Square Mall the area is also home to a number of vintage and antique stores such as the popular Kay’s Antiques and Market Place. If you prefer to spend your time outside Orland Park is built around two picturesque expanses of water, Lake Sedgewick and McGinnis Slough. Both are surrounded by acres of parkland. Meanwhile the Centennial Water Park is a popular destination for people of all ages.
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