Dinkey Operators


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Dinkey Operators

Dinkey Operators - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Railroads

Outlook

Demand for most railroad occupations is declining. Fewer people travel by train and more freight shipping is being done by long-haul trucks. As trains become more productive by pulling more cars or double loads of freight, fewer railroad workers are required.

Job openings will occur to replace workers who retire or transfer to other occupations.

Railroad brake, signal, and switch operators (CIS 100474)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



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Illinois
1,248
Small
&
3.7%
5.8%
>>>>
120
Few
  Champaign Area
29
Small
&
10.3%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
28
Small
&
0.0%
5.0%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Cook County
506
Small
&
4.2%
5.6%
>>>>
48
Few
  Decatur Area
12
Very small
&
16.7%
7.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
77
Small
&
0.0%
9.7%
>>>>
7
Few
  Du Page County
107
Small
&
4.7%
5.4%
>>>>
10
Few
  Edwardsville Area
30
Small
&
3.3%
5.1%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
16
Small
&
12.5%
7.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
20
Small
&
0.0%
5.2%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Lake County
73
Small
&
4.1%
8.6%
>>>>
7
Few
  McHenry County
33
Small
&
6.1%
6.8%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
21
Small
&
4.8%
6.8%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Northwest Illinois Area
32
Small
&
6.2%
3.6%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
56
Small
&
7.1%
7.3%
>>>>
5
Few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
21
Small
&
4.8%
4.3%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
22
Small
&
4.5%
5.7%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Rockford Area
37
Small
&
8.1%
7.6%
>>>>
4
Few
  Shawnee National Forest Area
13
Very small
&
7.7%
2.4%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Springfield Area
27
Small
&
3.7%
4.7%
>>>>
3
Very few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
38
Small
&
5.3%
6.4%
>>>>
4
Few
  Will County
71
Small
&
0.0%
9.1%
>>>>
7
Few
United States
9,100
Very small
&
-5.5%
3.7%
>>>>
700
Very few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.