Student Employment

Student Employment

Current Job Listings


Upcoming Hiring Events:

2020 Census Bureau

2020 Census is looking to hire thousands of employees Illinois State-wide. Hiring process starts NOW! Why is the Census important? It helps decision-makers to determine which communities, schools, hospitals, roads, etc. need federal funding.

Minimum Starting Salary in Adams, Brown, Hancock, McDonough, Pike and Schuyler Counties (Illinois) is $14/hr!

Open Positions Include, but are not limited to:

  • Address Canvassers (No door knocking required)
  • Census Takers
  • Office Staff
  • Full list of available positions, and how to apply at

Applicants must be willing to submit to a fingerprint background check.

Please call Jenny Reed with IDES at 217-221-6221 with any questions

Upcoming 2020 Census Hiring Events
Wednesday May 8th 2019 – 2-4PM
Quincy Workforce Center
107 North 3rd Street
Quincy, IL 62301
Thursday, May 9th 2019 9AM-11AM
JWCC – Mt. Sterling
108 North Capitol St.
Mt. Sterling, IL. 62353
Wednesday, May 22nd 2019 – 9-11AM
U of I Extension Office
550 North Madison
Carthage, IL. 62321
Wednesday, May 22nd 2019 – 2-4PM
Macomb City Hall
232 East Jackson Street
Macomb, IL 61455
Monday, May 13th 2019 – 2-4PM
JWCC Southeast Center
39637 260th St.
Pittsfield, IL. 62363
Tuesday, May 14th 2019 – 2-4PM
Rushville City Hall
111 East Washington Street
Rushville, IL 62681

Mission Statement

To provide employment services that enable students to develop skills, refine career goals, finance education, and integrate work experience with classroom learning.

General Information

Student Employment administers employment programs through Regular Employment and Federal Work-Study (FWS). With approximately 2,300 Regular Student Employees and almost 250 Federal Work-Study Employees working on campus, student employees play a significant role in the day-to-day operations of Western Illinois University. Student employees perform a wide range of duties from general office assistance to those duties requiring highly specialized training in such areas as computer programming and accounting. The wages paid to Regular Student Employees and Federal Work-Study Employees account for over 2.4 million dollars of the WIU payroll.

Job listings for the Fall semester will be posted August 1 (or Monday if August 1 falls on a weekend). Students are responsible for applying for jobs posted by contacting the person/department on the job listing. Departments will initiate payroll authorizations when a student is hired.

First time student employees must complete an I-9 form when hired. The I-9 form requires students to bring with them original employment documents. Most students use either an original unexpired U.S. Passport OR a WIU School I.D. Card AND an original Social Security Card. There is a complete list of all acceptable documents on the last page of the I-9 form.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Contact Info

Student Employment
127 Sherman Hall (Inside Financial Aid)
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-1996
Fax: (309) 298-2353
TT: (309) 298-1856

Hours: M-F: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.