Despite problems on Wall Street and in other corners of the country, people are finding many opportunities for Chicago finance jobs.
According to a recent article in the Chicago Tribune, finance jobs in Chicago have remained strong-and even continue to hire new employees-despite the fact the city’s unemployment rate rose to 6.8 percent in June. Job postings for trading firms in the city can offer salaries as high as $600,000, while the average Chicago wage equals $45,710.
Mesirow Financial, based in Chicago, has entered discussions with more than 30 traders, bankers and investment managers. The firm also recently hired executives who previously worked for Bear Stearns Co., including the head of the company’s municipal bonds desk.