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"The foundation of any successful business is always well-trained employees.  Richland County and Olney's productive people have a proven work ethic.  Skilled and entry-level workers are readily available in the area..."


If you want evidence of our productive workforce, just ask the management team of the Wal-Mart Food Distribution Center. After the first year of full operation, Corporate officials recognized the Olney associates' work ethic by naming them "Distribution Center of the Year" for two straight years.

 

Richland County Unemployment Averages
Annual Average-2012

Annual Average-2013

Monthly Average-January 2015

*9.3% *9.8% *7%
*Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security

 

Estimated Average Wages 2011
Area Name

Total Average Employment

**Average Hourly Wage

**Average Annual Wage

Richland County, IL

6,819
$14.05
$29,225

Illinois

6,530,981
$16.95
$35,260

**Assumes a 40-hour work week worked the year round. Source: Labor Market Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Program.

 

Income Description

Income Source

Year

Total

Median Family Income

American Community Survey
2008-2012

$55,454.00

Median Household Income

American Community Survey
2008-2012

$43,240.00

Per Capita Income

American Community Survey
2008-2012

$23,236.00

Total Personal Income

U.S. Bureau of Ecomonic Analysis
2013

$579,279,000.00

 

Richland County Commuting Patterns

TOTAL WORK IN

WORK AND LIVE IN

COMMUTE FROM OTHER IL COUNTY

OUT OF STATE
7,299
5,752
1,526
21
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 - 2010 American Community Survey
 
Commuting Time in Minutes

TOTAL RESIDENT WORK FORCE

WORKED AT HOME

COMMUTED TO WORK

LESS THAN 20 20 - 39 40 OR MORE CAR OR CARPOOL WALK/BICYCLE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION OTHER
7,496
239
7,257
5,022
1,443 792 6,968 147 57 85
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 - 2010 American Community Survey

 

Richland County Wage Compensation 2013 Averages
   
Occupation:
*Entry Hourly Wage:
*Median Hourly Wage:
*Experienced Hourly Wage:
SOC 53-000
  Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
$9.43
$14.08
$20.33
SOC 49-000
  Installation, Maintenance and Repair Occupations
$12.71
$17.42
$21.80
SOC 51-2099
  Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
$9.89
$13.12
$14.79
SOC 43-3021
  Machine Operator
$12.21
$13.37
$13.90
SOC 51-0000
  Production Occupations
$8.93
$12.24
$16.33
SOC 53-9199
  Office and Administrative Support Occupations
$9.72
$11.95
$17.18
SOC 43-9061
  Office Clerks, General   $8.93 $9.97 $13.54
SOC 43-6011
  Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants   $17.39 $21.75 $29.15
SOC 43-6014
  Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical and Executive   $10.16 $11.30 $13.73
SOC 15-0000
  Computer and Mathematical Occupations
$10.38
$16.75
$24.48
SOC 51-4121
  Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers
$11.22
$11.25
$17.69
SOC 41-2031
  Retail Salespersons   $9.01 $11.93 $13.50
SOC 43-4051
  Customer Service Representatives   $10.50 $12.86 $14.60
SOC 43-5071
  Shipping, Receiving and Traffic Clerks   $9.21

$14.21

$17.42
SOC 41-3099
  Sales Representatives, Services, All Other   $13.44 $18.84 $41.57
SOC 11-0000
  Management Occupations   $22.40 $38.23 $47.21
SOC 11-1011
  Chief Executives   $31.64 $44.64 $55.14
SOC 11-1021
  General and Operations Managers   $25.80 $43.49 $54.72
SOC 13-1199
  Business Operations Specialists, All Other   $14.16 $20.98 $45.00
             
* Illinois Department of Employment Security
 
Largest Employment Sectors Annual Avg., 2009

NAICS

  All Employment Sectors
6,418
  Total Labor Force
7,680
  Transportation and Warehousing
1,095
  Retail Trade
883
  Educational Services
705
  Health Care and Social Assistance
820
  Manufacturing
525
  Educational Health and Social Services
1,560
  Accomodation and Food Services
490

 

Major Employers - 2015 Employee Numbers

Richland County, IL

Wal-Mart Distribution Center 6059

763

Richland Memorial Hospital

373 FT/106 PT/67 PRN

Wal-Mart Supercenter

114 FT 80 PT (Seasonally 220)

Richland County School District #1

332

Prime, Inc.

134

Pacific Cycle

149

Burgin Manor of Olney

130 FT/55 PT

Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.

95

SIHF Weber Medical Clinic

48

Olney Central College

62 FT/199 PT

Master Halco, Inc.

85

Richland Residences

36

A.M. Transport Services

30

Runyon Family Oil Companies

33

Richland Care and Rehab

75 *2011

Illinois Eastern Community College [District 529]

57 FT/49 PT

Houchens Food Group (IGA)

45

First National Bank in Olney

41 FT/1 PT

McDonald’s

39 FT/20 PT

TrustBank

35 FT/5 PT

Peavler Corp.

48

City of Olney

52 FT/Seasonally 57/Fire Dept 26 On-call

Jabat, Inc.

56

Southeastern Illinois Counseling Center

33 FT/2 PT

United Parcel Service

34

Rural King Supply, Inc.

43

Richland Manufacturing

40

Escalade Sports

54

Hancock Carriers

39

Richland County

73

Illinois Wire Works, Inc.

40 FT/1 PT

Xenia Manufacturing

40
 

 

EMPLOYEE TRAINING


Your workforce will maintain up-to-date skills with the availability of individual or group training. There are numerous grant, loan and training packages available.

Industrial Training Program, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
Business Development Center, Eastern Illinois University
Center for Business and Industry, Lake Land College
Vocational Education, Olney Community College
High Intensity Training Services, State Board of Education, Employment Services