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Productivity paradox

Productivity paradox

Over the past 25 years, the information revolution has boosted productivity by almost 70 percent in the United States. As a country, our manufacturing is producing more products with fewer hours than ever before.

June 30, 2013 12:00 am

Sauk Village District 168 prepares for new school year

SAUK VILLAGE | Consolidated School District 168 board members are preparing for the coming school year.

June 23, 2013 8:15 pm

D.206 names new assistant principal at Bloom Trail

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The Bloom Township District 206 School Board last week appointed Timothy Craddock to the position of assistant principal at Bloom Trail High School.

June 16, 2013 9:00 pm
Staying motivated

Staying motivated

It would be a great scenario if everyone viewed the job search as an exciting and invigorating opportunity. But in reality, the process can be stressful, exhausting and emotionally draining, particularly when job candidates are coping with rejection, financial hardships, and uncertainty abou…

June 16, 2013 12:00 am
Building the bridge

Building the bridge

The Department of Workforce Development reported that private sector employment in Indiana increased by 6,800 jobs in the month of April. Indiana now has experienced private sector employment growth in 37 of the past 40 months, according to the department.

June 09, 2013 4:04 pm

Munster doubles team falls in state semifinals

Munster’s No. 1 doubles team couldn’t get past a previous state champion in the 23rd Annual IHSAA doubles state tournament semifinals Saturday morning at Park Tudor High School in Indianapolis.

June 08, 2013 1:00 pm

Munster doubles team advances to state semifinals

INDIANAPOLIS | Coach Bill Heuer wasn’t quite sure what to expect from his No. 1 doubles team in Friday’s quarterfinals.

June 07, 2013 8:00 pm

Village looking for deputy police chief

SOUTH HOLLAND | The village announced it is looking for a deputy police chief and a career firefighter-paramedic to work in village departments.

June 03, 2013 10:00 pm

Lynwood eyes economic development

LYNWOOD | The new Lynwood Village Board is moving quickly to establish potential economic development as a high priority.

June 03, 2013 12:00 am

Hanks overhauls Sauk Village Economic Development Commission

SAUK VILLAGE | Village President David Hanks rounded out his political cabinet Tuesday night with several committee and commission appointments as well as appointing a new village treasurer.

June 02, 2013 5:45 pm
Focus on the future, not the firing

Focus on the future, not the firing

In mid-May, the Department of Workforce Development reported the jobless rate in Northwest Indiana dropped all the way to 9.1 percent from the 10.3 percent number in March. At the same time, they also announced that the state rate decreased to 8.5 percent from the 8.7 percent rate in March.

June 02, 2013 4:04 pm

Local girls tennis players end season in regional

Saturday's LaPorte individual girls tennis regional became the season finishing point for some local players.

June 01, 2013 5:00 pm
Freedom of choice

Freedom of choice

Despite an unsteady job market overall, freelancers should be optimistic. Online labor marketplaces oDesk and Elance have both released data showing strong growth in demand for freelance workers over the past three years. Elance’s latest quarterly report showed a surge in demand for online w…

May 26, 2013 10:42 am
Mustang back in the saddle for postseason ride

Mustang back in the saddle for postseason ride

Munster’s Jessica Rooth earned a spot on the IHSAA All-State first team last year at the No. 1 singles position.

May 19, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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Face to face

Face to face

Sometimes job candidates can be their own worst enemy.

May 19, 2013 1:38 pm

Defending girls tennis champs advance to finals

The defending sectional champions flexed their muscles Thursday afternoon on their way to the final round.

May 16, 2013 8:00 pm

Crete to conduct hotel market survey

CRETE | Village Administrator Tom Durkin told the Village Board this week the time has come to conduct a hotel market survey for Crete.

May 16, 2013 6:30 pm

Lake Central defeats Hanover, Lowell sweeps Rensselaer

Lake Central’s tough schedule paid off in the first round of the Crown Point sectional.

May 15, 2013 8:41 pm
Morton’s Sam Couch fills her plate with athletics, academics

Morton’s Sam Couch fills her plate with athletics, academics

Postseason time arrives this week for girls’ tennis, and the top teams in the region are ready to do battle in their annual effort to earn the coveted trip to Indianapolis.

May 14, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Bloom Township hires Ron Ashlaw as boys basketball coach

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | At Monday night’s regular board meeting, the school board approved the hiring of Ron Ashlaw as boys basketball coach for the Bloom Township D206 program.

May 14, 2013 4:55 pm
Results oriented content

Results oriented content

When looking for a new job, candidates have to deal with defining and detailing their level of job experience.

May 12, 2013 3:12 pm
Highland’s Vany Madrigal handling senior year, tennis and upcoming college cool and collected

Highland’s Vany Madrigal handling senior year, tennis and upcoming college cool and collected

At the beginning of the school year, Vany Madrigal thought her biggest opponent would be the dreaded senioritis.

May 07, 2013 6:15 pm
Second time around

Second time around

According to a report from the U.S. Dept. of Labor, about eight million Americans currently moonlight. In this context, moonlighting refers to working a second job.

May 01, 2013 12:00 am
Under the cover

Under the cover

During April, JobsSunday has focused on the different types of job search. Today’s feature deals with the covert job search, the one done while employed.

April 28, 2013 12:00 am

Village to build new police station, courthouse

SOUTH HOLLAND | Village Administrator Jason Huisman is excited about the prospect of South Holland building a new police station and local courthouse in the village.

April 27, 2013 10:00 pm

Students rule the roost in Sauk Village

SAUK VILLAGE | Sauk Village administrators and officials this week turned the village over to a bunch of school kids.

April 24, 2013 9:30 pm

Lynwood police to get raises

LYNWOOD | The village's 19 full-time police officers will get a 4 percent pay increase, effective May 1.

April 23, 2013 10:15 pm
Munster's No. 1 singles player Heuer earns scholarship to VU

Munster's No. 1 singles player Heuer earns scholarship to VU

So far, Paige Heuer’s senior season has been a whirlwind of good news.

April 23, 2013 6:15 pm

Village board approves site plan for new $7M business

CRETE | The village board approved the site plan for a new $7 million business to break ground and begin development.

April 22, 2013 11:45 pm

South Holland acquires land for development

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board approved a pair of resolutions that authorized the village to acquire the property located at 16861 Vincennes Road.

April 22, 2013 12:00 am
Feeling rejected

Feeling rejected

During April, JobsSunday has reviewed job searching and job fairs. Hopefully, many of the tips and suggestions have helped job candidates in their search for employment.

April 21, 2013 12:00 am

Rally for ousted AD draws a crowd

CRETE | Students, teachers, and school alumni showed up in large numbers to support the former Crete-Monee Athletic Director Gene Cahan.

April 16, 2013 10:06 pm

School board tables money moves

SAUK VILLAGE | Consolidated School District 168 board members decided to table a resolution that would pave the way to move $406,000 from a dormant debt service fund to a working cash fund.

April 15, 2013 11:45 pm
Job fair preparation is paramount

Job fair preparation is paramount

Job fairs are popular in the Spring, when many job candidates come home from college. A job fair is a great opportunity for candidates to meet many employers looking to hire.

April 14, 2013 12:00 am

D.206 will reduce teacher staff for next school year

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Bloom Township School District 206 board members this week approved reductions in the number of teachers, paraprofessionals and education support personnel for the 2013-14 school year.

April 11, 2013 6:45 pm

D205 board tables summer renovation projects

HARVEY | It did not take long before the change of guard flexed its new muscles.

April 10, 2013 10:30 pm

Incumbents remain in Sauk Village

SAUK VILLAGE | Many village residents had clamored for change. But it appears that the governing body of Sauk Village will remain the same.

April 09, 2013 10:01 pm

Einhorn wins re-election in Crete, embattled D.205 board president also wins

CRETE | In what he described as his most “difficult and draining” campaign. Michael Einhorn won re-election as Crete village president.

April 09, 2013 9:36 pm
Crown Point’s Abby Kvachkoff provides team with strong work ethic mindset

Crown Point’s Abby Kvachkoff provides team with strong work ethic mindset

Grounded is a word most teenagers never want associated with them.

April 09, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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Crete board appoints new trustee on election eve

CRETE | The Village Board appointed Dan Taylor as trustee to serve out the remaining two years on Daniel Bachert’s term on Monday. The move came just one day before the general election that will replace at least two of the trustees who appointed Taylor.

April 08, 2013 10:30 pm
Getting and keeping that new job requires smart planning and hard work

Getting and keeping that new job requires smart planning and hard work

According to career research done recently by About.com, thorough planning a job search greatly increases a candidate's chance of landing a job.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am
Anxious job candidates need to weigh job offers before jumping in

Anxious job candidates need to weigh job offers before jumping in

There is nothing better than getting offered what sounds like a dream job. That is especially true in this tough economy, where job offers can be hard to find.

March 31, 2013 12:00 am

New insurance plan to save Sauk Village $27,000

SAUK VILLAGE | Village President David Hanks and the Sauk Village Board approved a motion to accept a new property and casualty insurance program to save the village $27,000 annually.

March 26, 2013 11:15 pm

New club coming to Lynwood

LYNWOOD | The village picked up another new business at Tuesday night’s board meeting.

March 26, 2013 10:45 pm

District 168 in Sauk Village will use new teacher evaluation method

SAUK VILLAGE | Consolidated School District 168 will bring in a new teacher evaluation process over the next two years.

March 26, 2013 12:00 am

South Holland to undergo major road repairs in 2014

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board has authorized $74,000 in engineering studies to be conducted this year for three major road repairs expected in 2014 that will be funded in part by a federal grant.

March 25, 2013 12:00 am
Some employees better suited for workgroups, some for work teams

Some employees better suited for workgroups, some for work teams

Not all workgroups are work teams, and vice versa.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
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