Jobs And Economy
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.
FREEPORT, Ill. | The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he joined workers at a northern Illinois plant that's slated to close because their fight to save their jobs is "the essence of the American struggle."
CHICAGO | Nokia is relocating its Mobile Phones Xpress Internet Services group to Chicago, a move officials say will bring about 150 jobs to the city.
FREEPORT, Ill. | The Rev. Jesse Jackson has been arrested along with a group of protesting northern Illinois workers during an act of civil disobedience in Freeport.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board gave its approval Tuesday to a significant property tax break for a company that wants to take over an abandoned industrial building in Sauk Village.
Chiacgo's Merchandise Mart is the home to 1871, a nonprofit that provides workspace and mentoring for tech startups.
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