Jobs And Economy
Danu Phromrat, a recent Illinois State University economics graduate, stands on a busy intersection July 22 holding a sign looking for a job in Bloomington, Ill. Phromrat, 27, of Thailand, was also handing out resumes to motorists who showed interest. Phromrat spent four days trying and was …
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. | For four days, Danu Phromrat stood at a busy intersection in Bloomington holding a sign that said, "New grad looking for a job," with the hope that he would catch the attention of local employers.
CHICAGO | The state Department of Employment Security says unemployment rates dropped in June in all 12 Illinois metro areas. It was the third straight month of across-the-board decreases.
WASHINGTON | How does the U.S. economy do it?
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | Illinois' unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent in May, its lowest level since 2008, the state Department of Employment Security said Thursday.
SOUTH HOLLAND | State Rep. Elgie Sims, D-Chicago, is partnering with DeVry University to host a Job Boot Camp at 6 p.m. June 19 at South Suburban College's Kindig Performing Arts Center, 15800 State St., according to a news release.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Thornton Township government is seeking community business leaders to partner with the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative Youth Employment Program.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Prairie State College invites job seekers to attend the 2013 Spring Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16, in the Conference Center of the college, at 202 S. Halsted St.
LANSING | The village’s Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals on April 10 will consider a proposal to turn the one-time Sam’s Club warehouse store into a Super Walmart.
OLYMPIA FIELDS | Spencer L. Klein, senior portfolio manager for MB Financial Bank, will be the guest speaker at the Prairie State College Foundation Economic Forecast Breakfast at 7:30 a.m., March 15, at the Olympia Fields Country Club, at 2800 Country Club Drive. MB Financial Bank is the ev…
GOSHEN, Ind. | Union workers at a northern Indiana trailer-hitch manufacturer have voted to accept a severance agreement worth more than $3.5 million and forgo arbitration.
CHICAGO | A Chicago-based technology company that manages a digital customer rewards program will create 150 jobs within the next year.
CHICAGO | Millions of Americans are unemployed and businesses are looking to cut costs by letting people go. But in this tough economic climate, there is one industry starving for talent and fresh workers: web and technology development.
CHICAGO | On the eve of the 2012 elections, The Associated Press interviewed dozens of Americans to try to gauge the economic mood of the nation. People were asked about jobs, housing, gas prices, retirement and other issues. Among them were a Chicago couple: Adrienne Cragnotti, 46, and Mike…
Adrienne Cragnotti, 46, a self-employed photographer, right, poses for a photo with her longtime boyfriend, Mike, an unemployed copy editor, in Chicago. Cragnotti makes about $2,000 a month from photography (though she puts half of it back into the business) and $1,100 a month in rental inco…
Adrienne Cragnotti, 46, a self-employed photographer, left, poses for a photo with her longtime boyfriend, Mike, an unemployed copy editor, in their 350-square feet apartment in Chicago.
Internet-based companies such as Chicago's Groupon are creating more jobs, but not the type you might expect.
Adding almost 30,000 jobs, the Internet publishing and searching industry has seen the most post-recession growth since 2010.
CHICAGO | The line was already 15 deep when the rain stopped on Tuesday afternoon in Chicago.
Donald Hicks, a former baker, has eaten at A Just Harvest for almost 20 years. He is one of almost a million Chicagoans who face food insecurity daily.
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