Best Ill. Job Prospects In Manufacturing, Medical

By David Mercer

In this Jan. 17, 2013 photo, clinical pharmacist Mary Eilers, prepares a compound at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill. Experts looking at Illinois' job market say the best prospects for 2013 are likely in medical and manufacturing firms. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Illinois’ widening medical industry and its old-standby, manufacturing, may be the best places to look for a job this year, although some of the positions will require increasing levels of education and training and many won’t pay what they might have just a few years ago, experts said.

Overall, 17 percent of Illinois employers plan to add staff during the first quarter of this year, up 3 percent from a year earlier, according to a survey from the staffing firm ManPower Group. About 71 percent plan to keep staffing levels the same.

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