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Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, voted DeKalb County’s Finest Best Physical Therapists 11 years in a row and Ogle County’s Best Physical Therapy Office 3 consecutive years, is a privately-owned outpatient physical therapy clinic with 4 locations in DeKalb/Sycamore, Genoa and Rochelle. Established over 45 years ago, Northern Rehab has earned its reputation as a provider of both primary and specialty orthopedic and sports physical therapy offering cost-effective, hands on care in a fun, friendly clinical atmosphere. With our diverse staff of specialists, Northern Rehab provides a wide range of physical therapy treatment for our clients, and additional programs and educational services for the communities we serve.


DeKalb County Community Foundation is hiring!

About the DeKalb County Community Foundation-Since 1993 the DeKalb County Community Foundation has successfully partnered with generous individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to benefit communities throughout DeKalb County. Managing over $60 million in charitable assets and distributing over $3.5 million a year in grants and scholarships, we connect people who care with causes that matter and strive to enhance the quality of life in DeKalb County. The Foundation fulfills its mission operating out of the historic Sycamore Train Depot, employs 8 full-time and 4 part-time staff, and is governed by 18 volunteer Board members. Company Website Address

Job Title:  Grants Director
Contact Person’s Name:  Dan Templin

Job Description/Summary

The Grants Director is responsible for the coordination as well as the efficient and effective delivery of the Foundation’s donor-directed grantmaking and Board-directed responsive grant programs. Responsibilities include: developing, coordinating and evaluating Foundation grant programs; supporting non-profits, grantees and donor services; and building and maintaining relationships with community leaders and stakeholders. Supervision and support of all management and administrative staff in the grantmaking areas are also included in this role.

For more detailed Job Description, see: Detailed job description here

Job Requirements/Qualifications


 Fundamental concern for others, commitment to community, and belief in the power of philanthropy.
 Ability to work with cloud-based information management systems and data analytics.
 Experience with Boards, volunteers, and donors.
 Demonstrated organizational and management skills, strategic thinking, and ability to see both the larger picture and the detailed steps needed to achieve it.
 Exceptionally high level of personal and professional integrity and ethics.
 Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and judgment.
 Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build high levels of trust and confidence with internal and external partners and staff colleagues; ability to work collaboratively and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
 Exceptional written, verbal, listening, and presentation skills.
 Proven experience in making difficult decisions and setting priorities.
 Ability to be flexible, work comfortably in a fast-paced environment, and work under deadline pressure.
 Ability to organize multiple tasks/projects, as well as prioritize tasks within projects.
 Demonstrated energetic leadership with strong initiative, analytic, and self-directing skills; ability to be resourceful and action-oriented.
 Strong supervisory skills.
 Strong work ethic.
 Curious and continual learner; values professional development, education, and stays abreast of new insights in the nonprofit and community foundation fields.


 Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, Masters in Nonprofit Management or a related field preferred.
 Minimum of 10 years of experience in a leadership position within a nonprofit or governmental entity.
 Demonstrated experience working with, managing and/or supporting a volunteer board of directors.
 Demonstrated relationship building success.
 Demonstrated experience in budget preparation and financial management.
 Demonstrated exceptional oral and written communication skills.
 Strong computer and technical skills, including Microsoft Office products, email, word processing, spreadsheets, web-based systems (online collaboration platforms, social software), and routine database activity.
 Experience in a grantmaking role a plus.

Grants Director base salary range: $75,000 – $77,500/year depending on experience.

Grants Director benefits include: Paid time off, up to 3% company matched retirement contributions, and a very rewarding work experience. Please note that the Foundation does not provide or sponsor a health insurance plan for employees or their dependents. However, the Foundation does offer alternate compensation (currently $8,800/yr.) to eligible full-time regular employees in lieu of providing a health insurance plan. This benefit is effective upon hiring, prorated, available without restriction to all eligible employees, and is given as additional salary/wages (taxable income) to employees above their base salary.

How to apply

Please review the job description found at the DCCF website and e-mail a formal cover letter and resume to:

Grants Director Hiring Committee
DeKalb County Community Foundation

Submissions without a formal cover letter are not considered.

Applications are accepted through 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 15, 2022.

No phone inquiries please.



Transdev is now hiring!

Join Our Team at: or contact 815-764-3585 for more information! We’re hiring for Drivers (Fixed Route and Paratransit) DRIVER STARTING WAGE $15.20 to $17.25 per hour, Mechanics, and Utility Workers


Our drivers are courteous and care about people. Transdev drivers at our Dekalb location will operate a transit vehicle to transport passengers safely in all weather conditions and in accordance with Company policy and local, county, state, and federal laws. We require that you be at least21 years of age with a good driving record.*For safety sensitive positions Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

New Employment Opportunities with the City of DeKalb (07082022)


Employment opportunities with the City of DeKalb (06212022)

The city of DeKalb is Hiring


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Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World – Apply at Apply here! Search for positions in DeKalb, IL

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 93,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

3M DeKalb is the largest US distribution center in the company. The global size of the company allows an employee to decide where they want to go and what they want to do. 3M is in almost every industry in the world. Starting your career at 3M DeKalb is a great first step to working in a dynamic company.

Job Title
Warehouse Operator
Number of Recruiting Candidates
Job Description
As a Full Time Warehouse Operator, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

Operating Power Industrial Vehicles (PIV)
Picking and packing orders
Loading and unloading stock
Moving stock around by hand or by using lifting gear or PIV
Checking for damaged or missing items

Job Requirements/Qualifications
To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for candidates who must have the following qualifications:

High School Diploma/GED or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from accredited institution.
Weekend work, working overtime and holidays as needed.
Working extended hours
Working a 2nd or 3rd shift, depending on shift availability
Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

Minimum one (1) year of experience in a warehouse operations role in a private, public, government of military environment
Demonstrated attention to detail
Strong written & verbal communication skills
Basic computer skills

2nd shift = $19.36/hr
3rd shift = $20.36/hr
Benefits packages available for full-time and part-time employment.
Other Information about the Job
We have a variety of full- and part-time shifts available.
Way of Application
Apply at Search for positions in DeKalb, IL
Application Deadline
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IL Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity – Office of Employment and Training / Illinois workNet is launching a new, online website platform created to attract and remotely connect employers seeking qualified applicants with job seekers looking for long-term employment.

Where is this located?  The Illinois workNet® platform is a proven technology that connects workforce and economic allies with seamless and real-time access to workforce development resources aimed at individuals, employers, and workforce/education partners throughout the state to innovate, collaborate, expand and grow.

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Employers looking for a free and easy way to advertise and connect remotely with qualified job applicants and schedule a personalized web-based presentation/job fair event to connect and fill job openings. Job seekers are looking for a free and easy way to learn, interact directly with employer human resource coordinators, and apply for jobs available right now.

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DeKalb Community Unit School District #428 is Hiring

Copy of DeKalb School District #428 Job Openings

As of October 2021


Link to position opportunities


DeKalb Community Unit School District #428 is hiring 30 Paraprofessional Instructional Assistants.

Position Title: Instructional Assistant – Teaching Assistant

Calendar: 179 Days in Accordance with the DFSA CBA & Academic Calendar

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Affiliation: DFSA

Wage: Starting at $14.50/hr.  Full-Time positions are benefits-eligible.

1. A valid State Paraprofessional License;
2. Multi-language fluency preferred (ie. Spanish fluency; additional language skills preferred or needed per school) as desired at the time of initial employment;
3. Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Training

Application Deadline: 08-08-2021

Apply Online



Forge Resources Group is a leader in closed-die, near-net metal forgings and fabricated assemblies serving diverse industries including aerospace, mining/drilling, railroad, shipbuilding, off-road/ag, and other heavy equipment manufacturers.


Production Machine Operator (2 positions)


Typical Duties:

Loading, Unloading Ganesh and Laser
Run Shot Blast
Maintain Warehouse – pulling dies from and returning dies to warehouse locations
Machine Cleaning
Cleaning Dies
Dot Peening
Other duties as assigned

Forklift Experience preferred
Experience working with steel preferred
Attention to detail physical Requirements:· Requires walking, standing, climbing, crawling, bending· Requires regular lifting greater than 20 lbs, occasionally greater than 50 lbs force Resources Group is a Drug-Free Workplace. Candidates must pass a pre-employment Drug Screen, physical and detailed background check. The Drug Screen includes screening for all drugs that are illegal under federal law, regardless of state or local ordinances.

Contact Megan Gates:  815-748-8629 or


Safe Passage is Hiring

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SUTER FLEXWORK PROGRAM – Flexible work should work for you, that’s how the Suter FlexWork program works.  As a part-time employee, you choose your days, you choose your shifts through our app, and you get paid weekly.

Shift Options:

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    (1st Shift)
12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.    (1st Shift)
5:45 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.    (2nd Shift)
11:15 p.m. – 4:15 a.m.    (2nd Shift)


Opportunity House is Hiring!

Current Positions Available:
All positions require Direct Support Professional (DSP) training, which is offered on-site and is paid.

Direct Support Professional Positions:

  • (S4b) Sat 3p-10p, sleep from 10p-6a, Sun 6a-3p, every other weekend, 24 hours/pay period
  • ​(M4a) Sat 3p-10p, sleep from 10p-6a, Sun 6a-3p, every other weekend, 24 hours/pay period
  • (B4a) Sat 4p-10p, sleep from 10p-6a, Sun 6a-4p, every other weekend, 24 hours/pay period
  • (B4a) Sat 4p-10p, sleep from 10p-6a, Sun 6a-4p, every other weekend, 24 hours/pay period
  • ​​(MW4a) Sat 8a to Sun 8p, sleepover, every other weekend, 14 hours/week
  • ​​(RR4a) Sat 10a, sleep over, until Sun at 6p, every other weekend, 12 hours/week
  • ​(DR4a) Sat 8a to Sun 7:30p, sleepover, every other weekend 15/13.5 hours/week
  • ​​(C4) “A Week”: Mon, Sat 8a-4p, T 4p-8p; “B Week”: Sun, Fri 8a- 4p, Th 4p-8p, 19 hours/week
  • ​​(C5) “A Week”: Mon – Thurs & Sat 3p – 11p; “B Week”: Sun, Mon, Wed – Fri 3p – 11p, 37.5 hours/week
  • ​(C9) “A Week”: Su, W, Th, F, Sa 11p – 8a; “B Week”: M, T, W 11p – 8a, 35 hours/week
  • ​​(CLF3) Sun 7:30a – 1:30p, Sat 11a – 8:30p, 15 hours/week
  • ​​(CLF2) Sun 11:30a – 8:30p, Mon & Tues 3p – 11:30p, Wed 2p-10p, Sat 7:30a – 1:30p, 40 hours/week
  • ​(CLF6) Sun 3:30p – 11:30p, Wed, Thurs, Fri 11p – 8:30a, 35 hours/week
  • ​(DT) Mon – Fri 7:30a – 3:30p, 37.5 hours/week

Recreation Assistant:

Part-time, mostly nights and weekends, 20 hours/week


To apply for a job at Opportunity House:

  1. Click the link below and fill out the employment application. This form does not work on cell phones, so it is recommended to use a computer.
  2. Save the completed application to your computer.
  3. Email the application to
  4. If you do not have access to a computer, stop by our main building to fill out a paper form. 357 N. California St., Sycamore, IL 60178.
An Equal Opportunity Employer That Offers A Drug-Free Workspace “It is our policy to comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment based on race, age, color, sex, religion, national origin, or other protected classes, in all our employment practices, and to hire only U.S. Citizens or aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.”


Diesel Mechanic Position

We are currently looking for an experienced medium/heavy-duty diesel truck technician in our DeKalb location.  The candidate must have experience as a Medium to Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic, with 3+ years of experience.

Go to to download the application.”


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DeKalb Workforce Development Office

Kishwaukee College
DeKalb Workforce Development Office


650 N. Peace Road, Suite B

DeKalb, Illinois 60115

Direct: 815-901-0177 Ext. 250

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Free Resources for those who are working from home

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Important information from Manpower-Sycamore

Manpower website here