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Service: Career and Education Opportunities in Illinois

Service: Food Service staff are the waiters and waitresses that take our orders and bring us our food. They are the front line of the food service industry.

Illinois
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Illinois has a population of 12,910,409, which has grown by 3.95% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Land of Lincoln," its capital is Springfield, though its largest city is Chicago. In 2008, there were a total of 7,657,328 jobs in Illinois. The average annual income was $42,540 in 2008, up from $41,720 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Illinois was 10.1% in 2009, which has grown by 3.7% since the previous year. Roughly 26.1% of Illinois residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Illinois include construction machinery merchant wholesalers, beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers, and nonchocolate confectionery manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Chicago Peregrine Release, the Dusable Museum of African American History, and the Chinatown Museum Foundation.

CITIES WITH Service OPPORTUNITIES IN Illinois


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CAREERS WITHIN Service

Counter Clerk

Counter Clerks serve food to diners at counter or from a steam table. Counter Clerks need to speak clearly and communicate with others. They also need to note the reactions and responses of others in both work and social situations.
Dining Room Attendant

Dining Room Attendants facilitate food service. Dining Room Attendants need to speak clearly and communicate with others. They also need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues.
Host Coordinator

Host Coordinators welcome patrons, seat them at tables or in lounge, and help ensure quality of facilities and service. Host Coordinators need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues. They also need to speak clearly and communicate with others.
Waiter

Waiters take orders and serve food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment. Waiters need to speak clearly and communicate with others. They also need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues.