Career/Job Opportunities

Career/Job Opportunities

Opportunities posted with the Career Development Office are advertisements received from employers. No guarantee of employment is stated or implied.  Please call Tracy Engstrom, Coordinator, at 309.341.5246 with questions.


Call Agent - Galesburg, IL (10/9/15)
Yemm Chevrolet Buick GMC Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM seeks applicants for the position of Call Agent.


The Business Development/Guest Relations Call Agent is the dealership’s voice to current and prospective customers.  The role focuses on converting leads/opportunities into sales appointments for the purchase of a vehicle through our dealership. The call agent will concentrate on inbound/outbound sales opportunities, but will also be cross-trained to take inbound Service Department calls in the event the Service Department call agents are unavailable. Call agents do not sell vehicles.


Examples of tasks unique to this position:  

  • Converting internet sales leads to appointments
  • Converting incoming phone inquiries to appointments
  • Follow-up with unsold consumers
  • Outbound contacts for owner retention


No prior sales experience necessary.  40 hr/week


Minimum Attributes Needed:

  • Effective and professional writing and verbal skills
  • Computer and phone skills
  • Outgoing personality
  • Highly motivated
  • Organized
  • A willingness to learn about the dealership and how this position fits into the goals of the organization
  • Ability to take direction and coaching
  • Ability to remain focused
  • Ability to work closely with other call agents


Click here for an application. Interested applicants should send resume to Sara Yemm at Please call Sara at 309-344-2727 with questions.


Retail Associate - Galesburg, IL (10/7/15)
Klassy Kids & More Consignment seeks friendly, energetic people with basic computer skills. Previous retail experience preferred. Must be able to stand for lengthy time periods and be able to lift up to 40 pounds unassisted. Saturdays and Sundays (10-5).Fill out application in person at Klassy Kids & More - 1055 N. Henderson St. - Galesburg.


Hy-Vee Positions - Galesburg, IL (10/5/15)

Hy-Vee in Galesburg, Il seeks to hire the following positions at the specified locations:


  • Floral Designer - Part Time (Henderson) closes at noon on 10-11-15
  • Floral Clerk - Part Time (Henderson) closes at noon on 10-11-15
  • Courtesy Clerk – Part Time (Main and Henderson)
  • Night Stocker – Part Time (Henderson)


Apply online at: , click on “Careers”, then “Browse Job Opportunities.”


Full-Time Cashier/Greeter - Galesburg, IL (10/5/15)
U.S. Cellular seeks applicants for the position of Full-Time Cashier/Greeter. U.S. Cellular is a drug-free workplace and committed to diversity and inclusion.



  • High School diploma or state equivalency required.
  • 6 months of customer service experience preferred, which may include retails sales, cashier, hostess, and general office.
  • Strong organizational skills required.
  • Cash handling experience required.


Apply online at:


Seasonal Store Associate/Stocker - Galesburg, IL (10/5/15)
Big Lots is seeks applicants for the position of Sales Associate. As a Sales Associate, you will play a key role in the success of the store through:


  1. Performs general store operations duties as directed, including cashiering, truck unloading, stocking and merchandise recovery.
  2. Greets customers and assists them as required to maintain the highest level of customer service.
  3. Participates in: - freight flow process - merchandise presentation and recovery - cashiering including customer loyalty program - furniture department operations - carry-outs - cart retrieval.
  4. Maintains appearance of the store's interior and exterior to company standards including light maintenance duties and cleaning.
  5. Assists in control of shrink and safety results.



  1. Prior retail experience preferred.
  2. Previous experience operating a cash register preferred.
  3. Mobility to move freely throughout sales floor and stockroom on a continual basis throughout the shift required. Ability to lift, carry, push and pull a minimum of 50 pounds required. Frequently required to stand for long periods of time, bend, stoop or kneel.
  4. Basic English literacy and math skills required.
  5. Strong customer service and communication skills required.
  6. Ability to work within a flexible schedule preferred.


Apply online at:


Shopko Positions - Monmouth, IL (10/5/15)
Shopko in Monmouth, IL seeks applicants for the following positions:


  • Apparel Salesfloor Teammate
  • Cashier
  • Customer Service Specialist
  • General Merchandise Freight Teammate
  • General Merchandise Salesfloor Teammate
  • Presentation Supervisor
  • Relief Pharmacist
  • Seasonal Position - Apparel Salesfloor Teammate
  • Seasonal Position - Cashier
  • Seasonal Position - General Merchandise Freight Teammate (2 positions)
  • Seasonal Position - General Merchandise Salesfloor Teammate (2 positions)


Individuals interested in these opportunities opportunity should submit a candidate profile at Click on Careers (located at bottom of page).


Warren Achievement Center Positions - Monmouth, IL (10/5/15)
Warren Achievement Center, located in Monmouth, IL seeks applicants for the following positions:


  • Maintenance Specialist I
    Full time, benefits.  Will troubleshoot and repair a variety of systems for WAC Buildings & Grounds.  Will share on-call responsibilities for a stipend.  One year experience in building maintenance required.  High school diploma or equivalent required.


For more details & to apply, visit or apply at 1220 E. 2nd Avenue, Monmouth, IL. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.


Part-Time Security Officer - Galesburg, IL (9/30/15)

Approximately 15-30 hours per week; working nights and weekends. The primary function of this position is to perform duties including but not limited to:

  • Maintains confidentiality and code of ethics
  • Foot patrol of interior and exterior areas of property
  • Execute security services as outlined in site-specific Post orders and directed by Security Management
  • Observe and report suspicious activities and persons
  • Write detailed narrative reports and maintain daily activity reports (DARs)
  • Enforce rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and respond to emergency situations requiring security assistance

Minimum qualifications of the position:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States of America
  • Must be able to communicate with the public in a courteous manner
  • Requires the ability to understand and follow various instructions
  • Requires skill in typing, data entry, personal computing and operation of other standard office equipment
  • Requires strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekdays, weeknights, weekends, and holidays
  • Must successfully pass background check
  • CPR/AED Certified – Preferred but not required.


Applications can be picked up at the Customer Service desk during mall hours, the Mall Office Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm, or email to receive an electronic application.


Part-Time Sales Associate - Galesburg, IL (9/28/15)
GNC, located at Sandburg Mall, seeks to hire a part-time sales associate.


Job Specifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Basic math skills to count, add, and subtract
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ethical behavior to manage the company's assets
  • Excellent customer service skills to develop a relationship-selling culture
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred

For a detailed job description, and to apply online, visit:


Seasonal Team Member - Galesburg, IL (9/28/15)
JoAnn Fabrics seeks to hire a seasonal team member.


To join our team, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old. Those team members hired at the ages of 16 or 17 will perform specific cashiering responsibilities and light stocking only.
  • Successfully pass a background check.
  • Be available to work a flexible work schedule, including days, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Have a willingness to learn and develop your fabric and craft product knowledge.


In addition to the above, the Team Members who are most successful at Jo-Ann are those with the values of inspiration, compassion, accountability, respect and engagement.


Why Jo-Ann?

  • Have a passion for sewing, crafts, scrapbooking? Team Members receive a discount of 20% off their purchase every day of the year
  • Competitive pay and benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans
  • 401(k) Savings Plan (Employer Match)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Growth Opportunities


Apply online at: Click on Careers at the bottom of the page.


Retail Project Merchaniser - Galesburg, IL (9/28/15)
The best retail merchandising displays products in such a way that it stimulates interest and entices customers to make a purchase. Help increase those sales by applying to our part time Retail Project Merchandiser job. You will have the chance to build and craft retail merchandising displays at our client’s retail locations within assigned territories. This position is responsible for merchandising products and maintaining strong relationships with in-store management. Bring your skills to Advantage Sales and Marketing, the largest sales and marketing agency in North America, where you will receive in-depth training and competitive pay rates.



  • Meet and achieve Client and Company objectives by maintaining full distribution on existing SKUs and ensuring signage are in place and the placement of new items at all assigned stores.
  • Maintain schematic standards and integrity through consistent communication with Retail Supervisor and other retail personnel.
  • Deep cleaning of existing sections and fixtures.
  • Hang shelf signs, place coupons and assemble cardboard displays as directed by the client.
  • Travel and driving are essential to this position. 


  • High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience required.
  • Strong analytical and research skills.
  • Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment and able to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines.
  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Engage in physical activity, lift and/or push up to 50 pounds, stand, stoop and bend for long periods of time, potential use of cleaning chemicals and work in environments susceptible to temperature changes i.e. refrigerated and freezer sections.
  • Basic computer skills and Internet usage.


Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC (ASM) is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. ASM services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today. 


Advantage Sales & Marketing, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Click here to apply.


Automotive Technician - Monmouth, IL (9/28/15)
Growing automotive repair shop is looking for an Automotive Service Technician.


  • Perform inspections and recommend needed maintenance and repairs.
  • Service & repair foreign and domestic vehicles
  • Maintain high customer satisfaction and meeting productivity and efficiency


  • Strong computer and mechanical skills
  • Passion for advancement in automotive innovation and technology
  • ASE Certified and/or Automotive Technician Diploma is a plus
  • Recent Tech/Trade School graduate.
  • Must have your own tools.
  • 2+ Years of repair experience
  • Valid driver's license

Must have high school diploma or equivalent. For questions and to apply for the job, call 309-734-2551 or email:


Aldi's Positions - Galesburg, IL (9/23/15)
Aldi’s has the following position openings: Cashier & Management Trainee. Apply in person: 2660 N. Seminary – Galesburg.


Laundry/Housekeeping Aide - Galesburg, IL (9/23/15)
HCR ManorCare provides a range of services, including skilled nursing care, assisted living, post-acute medical and rehabilitation care, hospice care, home health care and rehabilitation therapy. Our candidate is a state-licensed nursing professional and will be accountable for providing care in order to maintain the patients' physical and emotional well-being. In return for your expertise, you’ll enjoy excellent training, industry-leading benefits and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. Be a part of the team leading the nation in healthcare.


Job Requirements:
Previous housekeeping/laundry experience preferred


Educational Requirements:
High School Diploma or equivalent preferred; ability to read and understand directions


Apply in person
HCR ManorCare
280 E Losey St
Galesburg, IL


Part-Time Cleaning Position - Galesburg, IL (9/23/15)
Midwest Janitorial Service, Inc. is a leading provider of commercial janitorial services in Iowa & Illinois. We are looking to hire a part-time cleaner Monday-Friday for two hours per day. Cleaning will take place after 6:00 PM. $10/hr. Position requires trash removal, dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping and restroom cleaning. Must be able to bend, twist, squat, bend, push/pull and lift 15-20lbs. Must be able to work independently, be detailed and have exceptional attendance. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Required education - High school or equivalent. Apply online at: Click on “Apply Now” at the top of the screen.


Certified Medical Assistant - Galesburg, IL (9/22/15)
The Knox County Health Department is seeking a Certified Medical Assistant.  This position involves a mixture of administrative/clerical and medical assisting. Must have clerical, data entry, patient interactions and knowledge of scheduling appointments in a super-fast paced medical clinic.  Must be professional and love a strong challenge…the right person will love it! Starting annual salary is $20,193.00 with an excellent benefit package. The Knox County Health Department is an EOC. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to:
For a full job description visit our website at


After School Staff Positions - Galva and Alwood School Districts (9/22/15)
The Regional Office of Education is accepting applications for part time (2 – 3 hours per day) after-school staff positions in Galva and Alwood School Districts.  Responsibilities include assisting the Site Coordinator with extended day programming, supervision, academic support, hands-on enrichment activities, and recreational opportunities.  Teaching license is not required.


Those interested may complete an application at the Regional Office of Education located at 107 S State Street, Atkinson, IL.  Applications may also be requested by calling 309-936-7890.


Experienced Grill Cook - Galesburg, IL (9/21/15)
The Galesburg American Legion seeks applicants for an experienced grill cook. Full Time Position with Pay incentives available.


Food sanitation and handler license


T, W, Th, F (with weekends off)


Apply in person: Galesburg American Legion | 571 E. North Street


Seasonal Semi Driver - Monmouth, IL (9/21/15)
Part-time seasonal semi driver for fall harvest. Local elevator delivery. Must have CDL & current medical card. Call 309-337-8678.


Part-Time Position for Fall Harvest - Galesburg, IL (9/21/15)
Semi and tractor experience preferred. CDL required. Call 309-368-5664 or 309-368-0981.


Target Positions - Galesburg, IL (9/21/15)
Target seeks to hire the following positions:


  • Seasonal Team Member
  • Seasonal Merchandise Flow Team Member
  • Seasonal Cashier Team Member
  • Cart Attendant Team Member
  • Sales Floor Team Member (2)


Apply online at (Click on Careers located at bottom of page) or visit the store’s kiosk at: 1071 W Carl Sandburg Drive - Galesburg.


Lowes Positions - Galesburg, IL (9/21/15)

Lowes seeks to hire the following positions:


  • Sales Specialist OPE
  • Sales Specialist Flooring
  • CSA Front End
  • Delivery Driver


Apply online at or visit the store and apply at the kiosk.


Residential Assistant - Galesburg, IL (9/21/15)
Bridgeway seeks a residential assistant. Basic Job Duties - Under the supervision of the Residential Coordinator, provides residential support services and psychosocial rehabilitation services to consumers with serious mental illness residing in Bridgeway Residential Facilities. Implements selected aspects of the Consumer Centered Plans with a focus on skills training in the areas of basic survival and daily independent living skills and assists in the provision of other case management support service for residents. Develops a respectful, helping and supportive relationship with each consumer to promote recovery and reintegration into the mainstream of community living.

Education/Experience Requirements - Minimum of high school diploma/GED. Experience in the Human Service Field desirable. Must be at least 21 years old.


Skills Required - Must have good communication and writing skills, social and assessment skills, and good decision making skills. Must be able to work as a team member and have a commitment to work with persons with serious mental illness demonstrating a belief in the principles of recovery and empowerment for persons with serious mental illness. Dependability with willingness and ability to work non-standard, flexible hours and respond in an on call emergency situation where back-up staffing is needed critically. Basic computer navigation and word processing skills essential.


Other Requirements - Must attend Blood Borne Pathogens and OIG training within first 10 working days of hire and annually thereafter; must obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certification after hired. Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Employment is conditional upon passing Illinois Health Care Worker Background Check.


Salary - $8.50/hour. Apply online at: Click on Employment


Enviro Serv Worker I - Galesburg, IL (9/21/15)
Cleans and maintains buildings/facilities. May be expected to make basic repairs. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor/manager


Qualifications - May require a high school diploma or its equivalent with 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.


Apply online at: Click on Employment at the top of the page.


Part-Time Sales Associates - Monmouth, IL (9/21/15)
This Payless shoe Source store is located inside the Shopko Department store. We are hiring two part time associates. Apply on-line: Required education: High school or equivalent.


Program Support Specialist - Galesburg, IL (9/14/15)
Bridgeways seeks a program support specialist ($9.00 - $10.80 an hour)


Basic Job Duties

  • Provide program support to specific identified programs and provide back up to other Central Business Office (CBO) Staff. The CBO staff is responsible for all support and clerical functions in coordination with the Central Business Office policies and procedures. The CBO staff will represent Bridgeway in a positive, professional manner and maintain the rights of confidentiality for each consumer served.

Education/Training Requirements

  • Associate degree and/or one year related experience (secretarial, business, medical). Experience in assisting consumers in a social service agency.

Other Requirements

  • Must have working knowledge of computer, word processing packages, assorted office equipment such as fax machines, copiers and telephone. Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects at once. Possess the ability to work efficiently under pressure and deal objectively and professionally with others. Possess the ability to communicate accurately and precisely both orally and in writing. Must attend Blood Borne Pathogens and OIG Abuse and Neglect, HIPPAA, and Corporate Compliance and Security training by deadlines. Must attain and maintain First Aid, and Adult CPR certification. Must have reliable transportation, valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and good driving record. Must attend Corporate Compliance and Security Rule training. training, within the first 10 days of hire and annually thereafter.

Employment is conditional upon passing criminal background checks. Application available online at at the employment link.


JCPenney's Positions - Galesburg, IL (9/14/15)
JCPenney’s is hiring the following positions:


  • Temporary Support Specialist
  • Temporary Service Specialist
  • Customer Service Specialist
  • Support Specialist


Apply online at: Enter in zip code: 61401


Kmart Openings - Galesburg, IL (9/14/15)
Kmart, located at the Sandburg Mall, seeks to hire the following positions:


Overnight Replenishment Associate
Jobs in the category are responsible for replenishing and relocating merchandise on and off the sales floor. Some essential duties include organizing and maintaining stockroom reserve areas according to company policy, processing inbound freight within 24 hours of receipt as well as processing and shipping outbound freight. Activities occur overnight.


Responsible for providing excellent customer service, efficiently and accurately completing sales and service transactions at the cash wraps, as well as handle customer issues that may arise on the sales floor.


Customer Service
Provides "World Class" Member Service by surprising and delighting our members every day. Creates feature displays that maximize gross margin dollars. Uses visual merchandising presentation to drive sales. Maintains unit integrity and pricing accuracy to prevent waste. Maintains ordering for maximum sales potential. Trains and coaches direct reports.


For detailed job descriptions and to apply, visit Type in Galesburg, IL in the location box.


Production Personnel - Monmouth, IL (9/14/15)
Smithfield, located in Monmouth, IL seeks production personnel. Production employees are routinely required to perform a variety of tasks that require manual material handling and the use of hand tools, knives, machinery, and equipment. This work is physically demanding and can require the use of some or all body parts and muscle groups. Good hand-eye coordination and upper extremity motor skills are essential for most job tasks. Additional essential functions may be applicable to specific jobs.


Production Pay Range = $15.20 - $18.65 per hour


Smithfield is an EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. Apply online at Click on Careers.


Data Entry Operators - Galesburg, IL (9/8/15)

Bridgeway seeks data enry operators. Key entry and verification of data into computer system as assigned.

Experience Required

  • Previous typing/data entry experience preferred; 10-key experience helpful. Must pass typing test with a minimum 50 words per minute(wpm), with 10 or fewer errors.

Education/Training Requirements:

  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED) (unless a current HS student); or one to three months related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills/Other Requirements:

  • Must pass all background checks


Application available online at at the “Employment” link, or may be picked up at Bridgeway, 2323 Windish Dr., Galesburg, IL.


Miscellaneous Positions - Knoxville, IL (8/13/15)
Courtyard Estates, located in Knoxville, IL is hiring multiple positions:


Housekeeping/Laundry - Requirements: Personal Cleanliness | Pleasant, Tactful & Courteous | Ability to work with others. Responsibilities include: Perform housekeeping & cleaning activities within the guidelines of assigned areas | Follow assigned cleaning schedule outlined by housekeeping department


Maintenance - Requirements: Previous Maintenance Experience. Responsibilities include: Everyday facility grounds upkeep | Managing and preserving  equipment to keep in working condition | Completing repairs & Assignments in a timely matter | Following state & federal safety regulations & standards | Custodial Care & room Setup.


Dietary - Able to follow recipes, complete hot and cold food preparation, accurately, neatly, and in a timely fashion. Maintain proper food handling, safety, and sanitation standards. Provide friendly, quality customer service. Have ability to maintain professional appearance at all times and display a positive and enthusiastic approach to all assignments. Have the ability to be cross-trained in all areas of the kitchen. Must be able to pass background check. Job Functions: Able to work independently | Must be willing to be able to communicate in a professional manner | Prepare adequate, palatable and nutritious meals as specified by menus | Handle and prepare food in accordance with sanitary regulations | Set up meals, follow standard recipes | Clean and sanitize work areas | Operate dish washer, wash dishes, store dishes, clean and sanitize dining room.


Apply online at: Click on Job Openings.