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South Holland trustees in favor of property tax breaks for 2 expanding businesses

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board gave its support this week to a pair of Class 8 property tax breaks for a pair of businesses that want to expand their operations in the south suburb.

September 19, 2014 4:30 pm

Illinois jobless rate declines in August

ST. LOUIS | Illinois' unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent, the sixth straight monthly decrease in the state's jobless rate, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said Thursday.

September 18, 2014 3:02 pm
Local colleges aim to fill coming trades work gap

Local colleges aim to fill coming trades work gap

As current workers retire, experts predict 875,000 high-tech industrial jobs will be needed by 2020.

September 03, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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ISU grad hired after standing with sign

ISU grad hired after standing with sign

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 …

August 02, 2014 12:00 am
ISU grad hired after standing with sign

ISU grad hired after standing with sign

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.

August 02, 2014 12:00 am

Jobless rates fall in all Illinois metro areas

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.

July 24, 2014 1:35 pm

What's making US economy a world beater? 5 factors

WASHINGTON | How does the U.S. economy do it?

July 05, 2014 11:55 am

Illinois jobless rate falls to 7.5 percent

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.

June 19, 2014 4:01 pm

Job Boot Camp to teach job search techniques on June 19

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.

June 14, 2013 12:00 am

Thornton Township seeking business leaders for youth jobs program

SOUTH HOLLAND | Thornton Township government is seeking community business leaders to partner with the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative Youth Employment Program.

April 17, 2013 12:00 am

Prairie State College to host job fair on April 16

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.

April 12, 2013 12:00 am

Lansing zoning board to consider Super Walmart proposal on April 10

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.

April 03, 2013 10:30 am

PSC Foundation's Economic Forecast Breakfast is March 15

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…

February 27, 2013 12:00 am

Union workers at N. Indiana plant take package

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.

February 23, 2013 1:04 pm

Chicago-based tech company Belly to add 150 jobs

CHICAGO | A Chicago-based technology company that manages a digital customer rewards program will create 150 jobs within the next year.

February 22, 2013 9:00 pm

Tons of tech jobs and not enough takers

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.

November 23, 2012 12:00 am
Mood of the Nation: Struggling yet still hopeful

Mood of the Nation: Struggling yet still hopeful

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…

October 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Mood of the Nation: Struggling yet still hopeful

Mood of the Nation: Struggling yet still hopeful

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…

October 30, 2012 12:00 am
Mood of the Nation: Struggling yet still hopeful

Mood of the Nation: Struggling yet still hopeful

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.

October 30, 2012 12:00 am
Internet jobs booming, but are they good jobs?

Internet jobs booming, but are they good jobs?

Internet-based companies such as Chicago's Groupon are creating more jobs, but not the type you might expect.

October 28, 2012 12:00 am
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