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Chicago Government Jobs in Danger

Posted on July 7, 2009

Several Chicago government jobs are hanging in the balance. Mayor Richard M. Daley recently announced that 1,500 union city employees will be laid off if labor unions don’t agree to various steps that would reduce the city’s personnel costs. The cuts would result in $76 million in annual salary reductions and would save $34 million […]


Chicago Jobs would be Created by Olympics

Posted on June 29, 2009

As many of you may already know, the City of Chicago is in the running to host the 2016 Olympics. Aside from bringing business and international attention to the city, hosting such an event would create thousands of Chicago jobs. Overall, the games would create 315,000 new jobs and generate more than $20 billion in […]


Chicago Government Jobs are Largest in City

Posted on June 22, 2009

Those with Chicago government jobs work for some of the largest employers in the city. Government employees dominate the Chicago economy. The government industry alone employed 481,300 workers during May, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the list of largest employers by Crain’s Chicago Business, five of […]


Chicago Education Jobs Cut

Posted on June 16, 2009

Several Chicago education jobs will soon be lost. Officials at Chicago Public Schools recently announced that they plan to lay off 500 workers within the next few weeks and another 500 workers during the next year. The cuts aren’t expected to affect classrooms, but instead will take place among the 5,300 employees in the school’s […]


Chicago Sales Job Competition

Posted on June 9, 2009

Would you take part in a reality-style competition to get a job? Unemployed workers who are interested in a Chicago sales job – and a shot at owning a business – will soon have the chance to do just that. Graphics Resource Management LLC recently announced the creation of “The Partner,” a reality-style competition for […]


Chicago Jobs Increase during April, Unemployment Spikes

Posted on June 1, 2009

Although some Chicago jobs were added from March to April, the city lost workers compared to last year and saw its unemployment rate nearly reach 10 percent. The Chicago-Naperville-Joliet area saw its unemployment rate increase from 9.3 percent to 9.9 percent during April, higher than the national unemployment rate of 8.9 percent. The area’s unemployment […]


Chicago Construction Jobs Resurface with ARRA

Posted on May 26, 2009

The federal government is providing money that will help create several Chicago construction jobs. The economic stimulus will provide enough funds for the City of Chicago to resurface more than 31 miles of streets, which will in turn create new jobs and sustain existing positions. The city expects to receive a total of $86 million […]


Chicago Government Jobs Saved through Budget Measures

Posted on May 12, 2009

Some Chicago government jobs could be saved as the city takes measures to address its budget deficit. Mayor Richard M. Daley recently proposed that the City of Chicago cut non-union personnel costs by $10 million and save $2.6 million through management efficiencies. These moves would help the city’s budget deficit, which has increased to $96 […]


Chicago Advertising Jobs Cut with Burnett

Posted on May 4, 2009

At least two large companies are cutting advertising costs, which will result in the loss of hundreds of Chicago advertising jobs. Philip Morris, one of the country’s leading tobacco companies, recently announced that it plans to cut back on advertising. The company said it plans to scale back on spending for all brands except Marlboro, […]


More Chicago Summer Jobs Available

Posted on April 30, 2009

A city program will help create thousands of Chicago summer jobs. The Youth Ready Chicago program will provide summer employment for about 19,000 youths between the ages of 14 and 24. The deadline to apply for the jobs is May 29. “This year, because of the nation’s economic crisis, for some, these summer jobs are […]


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