Human Resources

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The mission of the Department of Human Resources (DHR) is to assist the City of East Chicago in meeting the needs of its citizens, by developing a well trained professional City staff to service the needs of the residents of East Chicago; and to foster a work ethic that displays respect, cooperation, fairness, and a commitment to excellence. The DHR is committed to being a continuous source of assistance, providing quality service and support to all city residents, departments and employees.


Human Resources (HR) provide the full range of HR services to approximately 600 City employees in variety of City departments. HR is dedicated to providing services in:

  • Benefits
  • Employee Development / Training
  • Employee Relations
  • Recruitment/Selection
  • Worker’s Compensation

We strive to deliver the highest quality of HR service, and value our partnerships with all City employees.

2019 Summer Student Employment Program

Mayor Anthony Copeland has officially announced the 2019 Summer Student Employment Program (SSEP). This popular summer program, funded by the City of East Chicago and Department of Redevelopment, will provide meaningful work experience for approximately 100 students this summer.

This year, SSEP will be an eight week program starting on June 17, 2019 ending on Friday, August 9, 2019. Participants will work 28 hours a week earning $7.25 to $10 per hour depending on the job title. The City of East Chicago is seeking several positions including Lifeguards, Recreation Leaders, Basket Attendants, and Laborers.

No clerical positions. View the Summer Employment page for more information.