Strategically located in the Chicago metropolitan region, Kankakee County, IL, has a total labor force of more than 840,000 within a 30-minute drive radius, more than 2.8 million within a 45-minute drive radius.

As of May 2021, Kankakee County’s Civilian Labor Force numbered 51,263, 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 HERE to download the Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board’s Q1 2021 industrial wage survey, outlining median and average hourly earnings for manufacturing and TWDL sector occupational categories.


CLICK HERE to download 60-minute Q2 2020 wage data and workforce availability for a BIOSCIENCE mix of Business Professional, Engineering, Science and Production occupations