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Strategically located in the Chicago metropolitan region, Kankakee County, IL, has a total labor force of more than 367,000 within a 30-minute drive radius, 2.5 million within a 45-minute drive radius.

As of August 2018, Kankakee County’s Civilian Labor Force numbered 58,447, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Learn more.

Visit our Workforce Readiness page to learn more about local programs and successes.

CLICK IMAGE to download the Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board’s 2019 industrial wage survey, outlining median and average hourly earnings in manufacturing & TWDL sector occupational categories.

CLICK HERE to download 60-minute Q4 2018 wage data and workforce availability for a BIOSCIENCE mix of 28 Business Professional, Engineering, Science and Production occupations