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Company recruits for transportation jobs in Chicago

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

YRC Freight said its aggressively looking to hire for transportation jobs in Chicago, along with a number of cities across the U.S.

The hiring is a part of an initiative to hire 200 qualified drivers for jobs in Maybrook, NY; Buffalo, NY; St. Paul, MN; Chicago, Il; Salt Lake City, UT; Akron, OH; Cleveland, OH; Cincinnati, OH; North Indianapolis, IN; Charlotte, NC; Jackson, MS: Albuquerque, NM; and Kansas City, MO.

The headcount is about 200 drivers. YRC Freight said it recruits from approximately 100 truck-driving schools across the nation.

According to its website, YRC Freight offers full paid health care benefits and vacation time. Drivers are paid union contract pay rates. All equipment is provided and maintained by the company and all fuel cost is paid for by the company.

Many daily dispatches involve minimum time away from home. With the exception of team drivers, overnight stays for drivers are provided and paid for in hotel rooms.

“YRC Freight is a great place for drivers. We work as a team to get the job done and everyone treats each other with respect,” said Wilson Meier, 11-year veteran driver with YRC Freight who was just named as the New York State Motor Truck Association Driver of the Year. “We have excellent health care benefits and our equipment is well maintained too,” added Meier.

“We are the original LTL experts and while our name has recently changed, the caliber of our workforce and our commitment to our customers remains the same as it has been for the past 85 years,” added Rogers. “Our strength is built on the talents and dedication of each and every employee. We invite safety-minded professional drivers with a strong work ethic and the desire to succeed to join our winning team.”

Company Advises on Transportation Jobs in Chicago

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

Hiring a limo service is necessary for clients sometimes, so one company is advising others on how to choose companies for transportation jobs in Chicago.

There isn’t a better way to make your clients feel special than hiring a limousine. Limousines are symbolic of class and luxury. When companies hire limousine services they make their clients feel appreciated and respected. But it’s important to hire a company that can provide service that’s worth the money that’s spent. Here are a few tips to look for before hiring a limousine service.

Mayors’ Report: High Speed Rail Will Create Chicago Transportation Jobs

Monday, June 14th, 2010

A research project from the United States Conference of Mayors discusses the economic impacts of high speed rail in cities, citing that rail growth will create Chicago transportation jobs.

According to the report, which was sponsored by Siemens, four cities, Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando, and Albany were selected to represent metropolitan areas impacted by planned High-Speed Rails. In all four cities, the introduction of high-speed rail services will significantly increase jobs, wages, business sales, and value-added Gross Regional Product. Results particularly point to an increased economic payback when intercity travel time is under three hours.

The potential long-term economic impact of proposed high speed rail service will grow over time as service is fully implemented and savings in travel are realized.

According to the NYTimes, who analyzed the report’s findings, a Chicago high-speed rail network connecting to Minneapolis, St. Louis and other areas would create $6.1 billion per year in new business, according to the report. This includes a $3.6-billion-per-year increase in gross regional product and 42,000 new jobs.

The numbers are comparable to the economic revitalization seen in Europe and Asia when they got their high-speed rail systems, Hauck said.

“We are planning for the future,” said Fitzroy of the Economic Development Research Group. “We have to be competitive on a global scale and be able to move from city to city without relying on fossil fuels.”

Merger Will Result in Loss of Airline Jobs in Chicago

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Continental and United Airlines have agreed to merge, which many say will result in the loss of hundreds of airline jobs in Chicago and in other parts of the United States where Continental has established hubs (click here).

A formal announcement will come on Monday.

According to, the carrier will be based in United’s home of Chicago and take United’s name, the sources said. Jeff Smisek, chairman, CEO and president of Houston-based Continental, will be CEO of the merged carrier and he will have offices in Houston and Chicago, they said.

United’s CEO Glenn Tilton will become non-executive chairman until Dec. 31, 2012, or on the second anniversary of the closing of the deal, whichever is later. Then Smisek takes the helm as chairman.

The deal — which had earlier bogged down over price — will be an all-stock swap. Continental shareholders get 1.05 United shares for each Continental share they own.

That values the deal at about $3.2 billion, based on Friday’s closing share prices and the latest publicly available outstanding shares. United’s shareholders will own a 55 percent stake in the merged company with Continental’s shareholders holding the remaining 45 percent.

Houston is expected to be the largest hub of the combined carrier and continue to be its gateway to Latin America. Continental employs 16,500 people in Houston and the sources said it should remain a top private employer in the city.


O’Hare Airport Funds Would Create Chicago Transportation Jobs

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Chicago’s O’Hare Airport has received $410 million in federal funds to complete a modernization plan, a move that will spur on the creation of Chicago transportation jobs.

The plan has created a lot of controversy in the Chicago area.

To detract from the controversy, public officials have pointed to the importance of job creation spurred on by the federal funds.

The O’Hare Modernization Program has faced numerous obstacles including a lawsuit filed by the Village of Bensenville about land acquisition, and a public relations debacle involving relocating graves in St. Johannes Cemetery to make way for new runway construction. The suit was settled in November.