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local top employers

The Economic Alliance of Kankakee County annually reports the full-time employee count of the area’s 60+ Top Employers. The employee numbers tracked in 2016 represented 15,641 jobs, which is approximately 30 percent of the county’s total employment and a 200-job increase from 2015.

Some industry sector trends:

  • Strong bioscience sector growth, led by CSL Behring
  • Strong food processing sector growth, led by Van Drunen Farms, FutureCeuticals and Del Monte
  • Strong health care sector growth, led by Riverside Healthcare
  • Education sector growth
  • Fewer jobs in the logistics sector due to automation
  • Steadiness in the metals sector, which saw the addition ABC Coating at Manteno’s Diversatech Business Park in 2016

 Top Employers

2019 Kankakee County Market Profile