Markets & Economy

Placement firm for creative types finds Chicago a good bet

Digital and creative jobs plentiful in the City of Big Shoulders
  • Onward Search found Chicago to be a good place for creative and digital jobs.
  • The job market in the city ranked second or third in the survey in many job categories.
  • The organization places clients in jobs from nine US offices, and one in the UK.

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Onward Search, a Connecticut-based recruitment and staffing firm that’s focused exclusively on placing creative talent, tallied the top creative jobs in each of the markets that they serve. Their team recently crunched the numbers to find the top 20 markets for the careers in which they place talent. For their Chicago placements, there’s good news for creatives and digital marketing types. Throughout the six categories of placements that the company makes, Chicago residents - or those who hope to work there - can find a variety of placements. And, job-seekers can rejoice: there is a salary guide, too. Each type of job is ranked for high, average and low salaries for each market and role. The categories of positions include: Creative Interactive Digital Development Mobile User Experience (UX) As can be expected, New York City dominated the rankings for the top market for many types of jobs. But, Chicagoland did very well, coming in second or third i...