ABSOLUTE BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN ILLINOIS

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 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN ILLINOIS

Oscar Smith, Publisher/ HIP Champaign

Fortunately we were able to curate a list of the absolute best companies to work for headquartered in and around Illinois. Like you HIP Champaign was curious about the data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity so we went looking.

School districts and colleges hold the top spot in eight states. Hospitals and health care systems were the top employers in five states.

And that includes right here in Illinois. The Forbes list of the best employers in Illinois names Northwestern Medicine as number one.

In looking at the best employers in all 50 states, Forbes notes that Costco Wholesale and ConocoPhillips were the only companies taking the Number 1 spot in more than one state. FedEx shows up in the top 100 in 27 states, while the often-maligned Amazon hits the top 100 in 23 states.

In eight different states, colleges and school districts sit on top, and health-care systems and hospitals lead the way in 5 states.

As for the Land of Lincoln, here's who Forbes says are the top 20 best employers:

  1. Northwestern Medicine
  2. Trader Joe's
  3. Microsoft
  4. Township High School District 211
  5. Discover Financial Services
  6. Costco Wholesale
  7. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  8. Exelon
  9. Google
  10. U.S. Cellular
  11. Apple
  12. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago
  13. Department of Veterans Affairs
  14. Boeing
  15. Meijer
  16. Ulta Beauty
  17. Abbott Laboratories
  18. Hilton
  19. North American Lighting
  20. United States Department of Defense

HIP Champaign is seriously contemplating producing the "Worst Employers" List, but since we'd probably get sued you will not be seeing this one anytime soon.

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