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O’Hare Airport Funds Would Create Chicago Transportation Jobs

Posted on April 6, 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 […]

Summer Season Creates Many Construction Jobs in Chicago

Posted on March 31, 2010

The summer construction season could turn Chicago’s major east-west expressway into a parking lot, but besides the hassle to commuters, the improvements will create many construction jobs in Chicago. According to MyFoxChicago.com, the first construction barrels and barriers were scheduled to go up at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The closures will involve the ramps leading from […]

Tax Credit for Small Businesses to Create Chicago Jobs

Posted on March 25, 2010

In Chicago, the Senate has voted 57-0 for Senate Bill 1578, which offers a tax credit to small businesses that create Chicago jobs (click here). The measure cleared the House without any debate a day earlier, so now the bill goes on to Governor Pat Quinn. According to ChicagoPressRelease.com, the credit proposed by Quinn earlier […]

Chicago Unemployment Rate Increases

Posted on March 16, 2010

The Chicago unemployment rate in the metropolitan area jumped to 11.6 percent in January from 10.6 percent a month earlier and 8.4 percent in January 2009, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reported today. The area shed 149,900 jobs over the year. The city has done everything it can to boost Chicago jobs. Unemployment rates, […]

Study Shows High Pay for Transportation Jobs in Chicago

Posted on March 8, 2010

According to an analysis conducted by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Transit Authority workers get some of the highest wages in the U.S. for transportation jobs in Chicago (click here). The study found that at $28.64 an hour, the top wage rate for Chicago Transit Authority bus drivers ranks third-highest among U.S. transit agencies. CTA bus […]

Students Pay for Entry-Level Jobs in Chicago

Posted on March 2, 2010

The Chicago Tribune reported this week that students (or their parents) are shelling out thousands of dollars to pay for entry-level jobs in Chicago that qualify as internships (click here). The students are paying big bucks for internships in the hopes that it will land them a full time job. The newspaper reports that internship […]

Job seekers get ready for turnaround

Posted on February 18, 2010

Signs of hiring are cropping up, and employment experts and job seekers offer tips on how to prepare for your opportunity. Read the rest of this entry

Mandated Sick Days Could Harm Chicago Jobs

Posted on February 16, 2010

A new bill sponsored by a Chicago state representative is getting backlash from a lot of small businesses and could cost Chicago jobs (click here). State Rep. Lisa Hernandez, D-Cicero, is sponsoring the Healthy Workplace Act, which would mandate that all employers allow sick days for every worker. If the new law passes, all workers […]

Chicago Hospitality Jobs Get Evaluated

Posted on February 10, 2010

Chicago hospitality jobs suffered a blow today when a new report on the restaurant industry revealed the minimum wage most of these workers in Chicago receive. According to the report, more than 80 percent of the cooks, servers, hosts, busboys and bartenders in the Chicago metropolitan area make less than $10 an hour. The report, […]

Chicago IT Jobs to Grow

Posted on August 31, 2009

Chicago IT jobs could grow during the near future. A recent report from IT Monitor, which surveys technology professionals throughout the country, found that the IT industry has stabilized and could soon see some growth. On top of that, the industry has seen a decrease in job cuts, proving that companies are doing better. The […]

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