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Chicago Education Jobs Turn Competitive

Posted on February 5, 2009

Anyone looking for a Chicago education job is bound to have some tough competition. While the State of Illinois certifies many teachers each year, only a fraction of those actually make it into teaching positions. For instance, during the 2007-2008 school year, only 6 percent of the overall teaching force was made up of first-time […]

Chicago Healthcare Jobs Cut with NorthShore

Posted on January 26, 2009

Although the healthcare industry is often considered recession-proof, one Chicago area hospital is planning to cut more than 100 Chicago healthcare jobs. NorthShore Skokie Hospital recently announced that it would cut 150 jobs, or about 14 percent of the company’s workforce. The job eliminations will not affect caregivers, but will leave seven senior executives and […]

Chicago Tourism Jobs Get Jumpstart from Campaign

Posted on January 20, 2009

More Chicago tourism jobs may soon be created as the city invests in a new winter tourism campaign, which includes the launch of a new tourism Web site. The City of Chicago recently announced the launch of the new campaign. The Web site will showcase Chicago to a worldwide audience and add a new tool […]

Chicago Retail Jobs with Neiman Marcus Cut

Posted on January 15, 2009

Those who have a Chicago retail job with one large company could soon be unemployed. Neiman Marcus Group Inc. recently announced its plan to cut 375 jobs, or about 3 percent of the company’s workforce. The layoffs will affect varying retail jobs with different parts of the company, including corporate and store positions. The company […]

Transportation Jobs in Chicago Created by EJ&E Railway Sale

Posted on January 6, 2009

More transportation jobs in Chicago could soon be created because of a railroad deal. Canadian National Railway recently won the right to purchase EJ&E Railway from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board. On the up side, the Chicago Metropolis 2020 has estimated the project could create 600 new jobs, a welcome notion while other jobs are […]

Chicago Media Jobs Cut

Posted on December 29, 2008

In a world filled with online capabilities, many traditional newspapers are suffering. The City of Chicago is no exception and many Chicago media jobs are being cut. In a city that once had more than 11 daily newspapers, only two remain – the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times. According to an article by The […]

Chicago Tourism Jobs Could be Created by Marketing Quad Cities

Posted on December 18, 2008

A new interest in visiting Chicago and surrounding cities could create new Chicago tourism jobs. The Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau recently hired Ruf Strategic Solutions to create a report on people interested in visiting the Quad Cities, which include Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island, Ill. The results […]

Chicago Manufacturing Jobs Lost, Workers Taking a Stand

Posted on December 9, 2008

One group of employees who lost their Chicago manufacturing jobs is taking a stand. Republic Windows and Doors closed its doors and fired several workers last week when Bank of America cut the company’s credit line, preventing it from coming up with employee severance and vacation pay. Because the company gave employees no notice they […]

Service Jobs in Chicago’s Suburbs Facing Cuts

Posted on December 3, 2008

Many service jobs in Chicago‘s suburbs are being cut, and municipalities are bracing to see less tax revenue as the economy continues to dwindle. According to an article by the Chicago Tribune, a recent survey showed that 48 of 78 municipalities in the State of Illinois are planning to eliminate positions through attrition or layoffs […]

Chicago Career Fairs Help Veterans

Posted on November 17, 2008

Just like most of America, many veterans are struggling to find a job during the current economic slowdown. A series of Chicago career fairs recently helped many veterans with this dilemma. Governor Rod R. Blagojevich has announced that November is “Hire a Veteran Month.” As part of this, the Illinois Department of Employment Security recently […]

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