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Chicago Summer Jobs Help Prepare Youths

Posted on August 5, 2009

Two prominent entities are teaming up to offer more Chicago summer jobs. The City Colleges of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Family & Support Services are working together to provide hundreds of youths with summer jobs this year. The jobs are being funded by $15 million the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act gave to […]


Chicago Construction Jobs through High-Speed Rail

Posted on July 29, 2009

A new high-speed rail network could help created thousands of Chicago construction jobs, as well as construction and permanent jobs in other states. In all, eight states are coordinating a bid for a share of $8 billion in federal stimulus money for the project. Governors from Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio […]


Chicago Unemployment Spikes

Posted on July 20, 2009

Even though there are some signs of the economy beginning to rebound, many places throughout the country are still struggling. The City of Chicago is no exception. Even though the city has managed to add jobs on a month-to-month basis, the Chicago unemployment rate recently increased to more than 11 percent. During June, Chicago saw […]


Chicago Jobs Supported by State Capital Plan

Posted on July 15, 2009

A new state capital plan will help create jobs in Chicago, particularly in the construction and education-related industries. Click here to learn more about Chicago jobs. A five-year capital program from the State of Illinois will provide the money needed for critical local infrastructure projects. Under the program, Chicago Public Schools will receive $400 million […]


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 […]


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