St. Charles at workThe St. Charles business community is a robust mix of local and national companies in the retail, entertainment, and manufacturing sectors.  The City has made it our goal to continue to grow our employment base in all sectors.   St. Charles businesses employ thousands of individuals, and our central Fox Valley location makes it easy for companies to hire qualified individuals from the region’s talent rich employment base.

businessesEmployees in St Charles Updated
St. Charles Workforce Breakdown within 7 Miles
Total 106,236
White Collar 70.4%
Management 21.5%
Professional 22.9%
Sales 13.6%
Administrative Support 12.5%
Services 13.2%
Blue Collar 16.4%

Source: ESRI Community Analyst Date: 4/15/2017

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The City has created partnerships with regional and state workforce development groups to assist with finding and training the right talent for your business.

Kane County Workforce Development Division – The Kane County Workforce Development Division has crafted their federally funded programs to provide a unique system for workforce preparation and employ­ment to meet the needs of the nation’s businesses and job seekers.

IMEC – IMEC is a team of improvement specialists and technicians dedicated to providing organizations in Illinois with the tools and techniques to create sustainable competitive futures.  Their team works closely with their clients to plan, implement, and excel at implementing critical business improvements in the areas of Leadership, Strategy, Customer Engagement, Operations, and Workforce.


Numerous community colleges and universities are within close proximity to the City of St. Charles.  These entities provide everything from technical training to advanced degrees.  These educational resources are ready to supply a workforce to meet your business needs.