Cargo and Freight Agents


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Career Cluster
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Cargo and Freight Agents

Cargo and Freight Agents - 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:

  • Freight transport companies
  • Airlines
  • Courier services

Outlook

Demand for this occupation is growing faster than average. Passenger and cargo traffic is expected to increase as a result of growth in the population. However, technological advances will limit the number of new jobs that are created. For example, cargo can be tracked more easily because of bar codes that are scanned every time a piece of cargo is moved. This allows customers to track their packages on the Internet instead of calling transportation agents. Customers can also complete their paperwork online which further reduces the need for agents.

Besides job openings created by employment growth, many openings will arise as current agents leave this occupation. Job opportunities may vary from year to year. This is because the demand for air travel changes depending on the strength of the economy.

Transportation Agents (CIS 100475)

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Illinois
5,445
Medium
&
10.9%
5.8%
>>>>
524
High
  Champaign Area
40
Small
&
12.5%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
36
Small
&
5.6%
5.0%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Cook County
3,253
Large
&
11.2%
5.6%
>>>>
314
High
  Decatur Area
55
Medium
&
5.5%
7.0%
>>>>
5
Moderate
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
100
Small
&
18.0%
9.7%
>>>>
10
Few
  Du Page County
824
Large
&
5.8%
5.4%
>>>>
73
High
  Edwardsville Area
107
Medium
&
13.1%
5.1%
>>>>
11
Moderate
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
11
Very small
&
9.1%
7.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
48
Medium
&
12.5%
5.2%
>>>>
5
Few
  Lake County
70
Small
&
15.7%
8.6%
>>>>
7
Few
  McHenry County
29
Small
&
13.8%
6.8%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
32
Small
&
6.2%
6.8%
>>>>
3
Few
  Northwest Illinois Area
59
Medium
&
10.2%
3.6%
>>>>
6
Few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
147
Medium
&
8.2%
7.3%
>>>>
14
Moderate
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
22
Small
&
9.1%
4.3%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
34
Small
&
11.8%
5.7%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Rockford Area
82
Medium
&
20.7%
7.6%
>>>>
9
Moderate
  Shawnee National Forest Area
30
Medium
&
3.3%
2.4%
>>>>
3
Few
  Springfield Area
46
Small
&
8.7%
4.7%
>>>>
4
Few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
158
Large
&
8.9%
6.4%
>>>>
14
Moderate
  Vermilion County
12
Small
&
8.3%
4.9%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Will County
255
Large
&
18.4%
9.1%
>>>>
28
High
United States
97,200
Medium
&
5.6%
3.7%
>>>>
9,100
Moderate
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.