Every town will say they’ve got a great workforce. Salem has a great labor pool, too. Here’s some details about it.
- In 2013, North American Lighting (NAL) implemented plans and successfully expanded its employee count to over 1,000 workers, an increase in approximately 300 persons.
- Jarco of Salem was in search for a new site to relocate their propane truck assembly line. The City was able to accommodate their relocation into a larger and expandable, 50,000 square-foot facility in the Salem Industrial Park. Jarco’s workforce was a huge factor in the decision to stay in Salem. JarcoGeneral Manager, Tracy Timmerman said, “I’ve met some of the best people I’ve ever worked with [here]…there are guys here who have worked 10, 15, 20 years. They come to work because they love what they do, and they’re good at it.”
- According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Marion County had a civilian labor force totaling 17,939 in December 2015, of which 16,644 were employed and 1,295 were unemployed.
- The December 2015 unemployment rate was 7.2% in Marion County.
- During the Spring/Summer of 2015, the City of Salem interviewed eight Salem employers who employ 1,679 workers among them. These employers reported that 1,440, or almost 86%, of these workers live in Marion County.
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Links & Downloads
- Marion County Labor Data from Illinois Dept of Employment Security
- Manpower • (618) 548-8255
- Salem Business Center • (618) 548-6471
- Unique Personnel Consultants • (618) 548-1900