By hillsboroadmin
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Large Labor Force

The Hillsboro community contains a large labor force. Many individuals work in the following cities:

  • Greenville
  • Litchfield
  • Springfield
  • St. Louis
  • Vandalia


The area has a diversified economic base and ranks as an important center for commercial, legal, and industrial activity. Some percentages of the labor force, divided by industry:

  • Manufacturing accounts for 16% of employment for Hillsboro area residents
  • Retail trade employs 12% of the labor force
  • Service industries employ 35% of the labor force

Major Employers

Nineteen major employers in the area employ 30 or more employees:

  • CNB Bank and Trust
  • Atlas 46 & Hardcore Hammers
  • County of Montgomery
  • Deer Run Coal Mine
  • First Community Bank of Hillsboro
  • Graham Correctional Center
  • Hayes Abrasives
  • Hillsboro Community Unit School District #3
  • Hillsboro Hospital (with two healthcare centers)
  • Hillsboro Journal
  • Hurst-Rosche Engineers, Incorporated
  • Illinois Power Company and Gas Service Center
  • Montgomery County Service Company
  • National Bank (with 9 branch locations in six counties)
  • Roger Jennings, Incorporated
  • Springfield Clinic Hillsboro

Additionally, there is a host of smaller distributors and businesses providing employment within the labor force of Hillsboro.