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Security Guard Jobs in Chicago, IL

Security Officer

Securitas Security Services

$15 / Per hour

Chicago, IL

2 days ago
Security Officer

Securitas Security Services

Merrillville, IN

9 days ago
Seasonal Asset Protection Security Guard, River Oaks Center

Macy’s

Calumet City, IL

2 days ago
Seasonal Asset Protection Security Guard, Old Orchard

Macy’s

Skokie, IL

2 days ago
Security Assistant

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Hines, IL

8 days ago
Loss Prevention Associate

Shoe Carnival

Calumet City, IL

12 days ago
Facility Security Agent (Part-Time)

Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations, Inc.

Chicago, IL

20 days ago
Security Officers - Event Venue

Allied Universal

Saint Charles, IL

Today
Security Guard - Front Desk

Allied Universal

Niles, IL

Today

Chicago Security Guard Jobs Overview

Do you have a good eye for anomalies? Are you a people person with the ability to diffuse tense situations and put others at ease? If so, you might want to consider applying for security guard jobs. From private banks to government agencies, several establishments rely on security guards to protect people and property. In fact, many establishments have a legal obligation to provide security to visitors and employees.

When you work as a security guard, you'll play an important role in protecting people from criminal activity and property from theft or vandalism. You may work directly for a security firm, financial institution, university, government agency, or hospital. If you're just getting started as a security guard, you may have the opportunity to move up to advanced, higher-paying positions in your field.

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About Working in Chicago, Illinois

If you're going to Chicago to experience "da Bears," deep-dish pizza, and windy streets, native Chicagoans say "fogetta 'bout it!" While these have made Chicago famous, you'll find many locals eating thin-crust, tavern-style pie. Plus, the city isn't on any list of the windiest cities in the U.S.—a local newspaper named it "The Windy City" after the Chicago elite's propensity toward boastfulness and self-promotion. And while the Chicago jobs list (hit jobs, that is) includes notorious mobsters from Chicago like Al Capone, John Dillinger, and Baby Face Nelson, linguists are noticing that the "Chicago accent" is disappearing.

However, there's a reason Condé Nast Traveler has named Chicago the "best big city in the U.S." Chicago is home to top universities, including Northwestern University, Wheaton College, and Valparaiso. And if you're looking for Chicago jobs, you can relocate to any one of the city's unique neighborhoods, such as North Center with its cozy Irish pubs and breweries or Uptown, the lively entertainment district. For those who want to live further out from the city, you can also find jobs in popular suburbs including Cicero, Oak Park, and Evanston.

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How Much Do Security Guard Jobs Pay in Chicago, Illinois?

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