Our Commitment

We serve the public interest by fostering a strong economy and promoting financial stability. We accomplish this with talented and innovative people working within a collaborative and inclusive culture.

Candidate Commitment

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has a wide variety of career paths and opportunities. Our employees are part of a winning team that has a significant local and national impact. 


Ranked in the top 100 by the Wall Street Journal among "best places to work" 2011, The Fed offers work life balance, comprehensive and competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain talent.


The Chicago Fed is committed to providing you, our prospective candidate, with a positive high touch engaging experience. We value your interest in utilizing your talents to contribute to the growth and innovation of our winning team.

You have the right to expect and receive fair, respectful and equal treatment throughout our recruiting process. We intend to achieve that through the following commitments:

  • We commit to keeping you informed of your application status through every step of the process via phone and electronic communications
  • Our positions don’t close overnight- please see our FAQs for a listing of typical communication timeframes, and step by step instructions on how you can check the status of your application
  • We commit to timely electronic candidate notification when applicant information has been received and when positions are closed and filled. Read more...

What We Offer

As a member of the Chicago Fed team, you can expect that:


If you're looking for a challenging and interesting career at the Chicago Fed and your skills match our needs, we'd like to hear from you. Click on Now Hiring in the right hand column to see our latest listings and add your name to our job bank.

Interview Tips from the Fed Corporate Recruiting Team

Tip 1: Do your homework.

We're impressed when candidates have taken the time to do some research and learn about us. Take a look around on our website and social media sites and learn as much as you can.


Tip 2: Come prepared.

Dress for the occasion. The best practice is, when in doubt, wear a suit. Even if an office is business-casual attire, it's still appropriate to wear a business suit to an interview.


Tip 3: Confidence is key.

You don't want to appear too nervous or too relaxed. The best advice is to have confidence in who you are and what you bring to the table. Focus on being your authentic self. Read more...

More about the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is one of 12 regional reserve banks in the United States. These banks, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the nation's central bank, which is dedicated to fostering a sound economy and stable financial system.