When looking for a job, you have two options; work for a private company or get a job with the city government. If you choose the latter, you will have access to several opportunities that only come with working for the local government.

If you’re looking for a place to start your career, the City of Chicago has many opportunities available. The City’s website lists jobs in a variety of fields and types of work environments.

According to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, the benefits and income offered in local government jobs are 4% less than you can get in the private sector.