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Chicago Customer Service Jobs Cut at Airports

Posted on November 12, 2008

As part of a plan to help the city save money, more workers at local airports will be losing their Chicago customer service jobs. The City of Chicago recently announced its plans to cut up to 29 airport customer service positions, according to an article by The Chicago Tribune. In general, these employees translate and […]


Chicago Healthcare Jobs Recession-Proof?

Posted on November 6, 2008

The healthcare industry is one of the few that are continuing to boom during current economic troubles. Because of this, those with a Chicago healthcare job may find their career recession-proof. Of the 50 fastest-growing occupations in Illinois, 17 are in the medical field. The top healthcare jobs that are growing include those for pharmacists, […]


Chicago Retail Jobs Created by Cricket

Posted on October 29, 2008

A popular wireless communications company will soon create many Chicago retail jobs. Cricket Communications, Inc., a wireless service, has announced it’s plans to enter the Chicago area market in 2009. This move will add about 2,150 jobs to the local economy, including 350 jobs with Cricket and 1,800 jobs through its dealer partners. Positions are […]


Internships With Sara Lee Help Returning Workers

Posted on October 27, 2008

A new kind of internship is taking shape at Sara Lee. Brenda C. Barnes, CEO of Sara Lee, recently announced the creation of a program she calls “returnships.” The program is a four-to-six-month paid internship for people who have been out of a Chicago job for three to five years and are currently trying to […]


Seasonal Chicago Retail Jobs Freezing Up

Posted on October 21, 2008

The holidays are coming, and so are a plethora of people looking for seasonal Chicago retail jobs. While the current state of the economy is slowing and the number of people losing their jobs is increasing, it is expected that competition for seasonal jobs at retail stores will be higher than usual this year. According […]


Pepsi to Cut 120 Chicago Jobs

Posted on October 15, 2008

A popular soft drink company will soon be cutting more than 100 Chicago jobs. PepsiCo Inc. is cutting 3,300 jobs in total, 120 of those based in Chicago. The city is home to Pepsi’s headquarters for Gatorade, Tropicana and Quaker Oats business units. Of the 120 positions being cut, 100 are in the companies’ West […]


Police Officer Jobs in Chicago Go Vacant at Airports

Posted on October 9, 2008

If you’re looking for a law enforcement job in Chicago, it might be useful to know that one-third of the city’s airport police positions are currently vacant. Currently, police officers are working overtime to help fill the vacancies at O’Hare and Midway airports. There are 77 combined vacancies at the two airports. Of O’Hare’s 177 […]


Registered Nurse Openings Account for Many Medical Jobs in Chicago

Posted on October 7, 2008

If you’re looking for a medical job in Chicago, a position as a registered nurse might be the way to go. According to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet area employed 505,900 people in the education and health services industry during August 2008, an increase of 1.4 percent from […]


Report Could Lead to More Chicago Jobs

Posted on September 23, 2008

A new report stressing Illinois‘ middle-skill careers could lead to more Chicago jobs. The Workforce Alliance and the Skills2Compete-Illinois campaign recently released a survey reporting about a million middle-skill jobs should be available in Illinois by 2014. A middle-skill jobs is defined as one that requires more than a high school diploma but less than […]


Chicago Engineering Jobs

Posted on September 17, 2008

Those looking for Chicago engineering jobs should have some luck throughout the next several years. Employment in Illinois‘ engineering and scientific research industries is expected to increase at the average rate through 2014, according to an article by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. “Engineers will be needed to constantly monitor and make improvements to […]


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