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Federal Jobs in Illinois

Federal Jobs in Illinois

Chicago (pictured above) is the largest city in Illinois and one of the top cities for federal jobs in the country.

Illinois’s growing elderly population has fueled employment growth at the Veterans Health Administration, which now employs over 8,000 people in the state, making it the state’s largest federal employer. The U.S. Army and Air Force also employ significant numbers in the state, primarily at the U.S. Army Tank, Automotive and Armament Command, the Air Mobility Command, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with each employing over 1,000 Illinoisans.

Population: 12.8 million

Federal Workforce: 45,638

Largest Federal Departments / Agencies (number of employees in parentheses): Department of Defense (13,839), Department of Veterans Affairs (9.101), Department of Homeland Security (4,264), Social Security Administration (3,015), and the Department of the Treasury (2,709).

As of March 1st, 2009 there are 292 Government and Policy jobs in Illinois listed on GovCentral’s job search engine (powered by USAJobs.) Check them out here.

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