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Will Amazon create more Chicago jobs?

Posted on October 1, 2017

A huge effort is going in to recruit Amazon to bring more Chicago jobs. The city has created a committee that will support the drive to bring Amazon’s HQ2 to the Chicago area. The committee will be co-chaired by Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines.; Penny Pritzker, Founder and Chair of PSP Capital; Jim Reynolds, Chairman […]


Education jobs in Chicago grow

Posted on October 1, 2017

The number of education jobs in Chicago are climbing, according to recent labor statistics. Illinois’ unemployment rate in September declined to 5.4 percent and nonfarm payroll employment shed -6,900 jobs, based on preliminary data released by the Department and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  The state’s job numbers dropped for a fourth consecutive […]


Employment programs and Chicago jobs

Posted on September 8, 2017

Several students have just completed programs that may help them get permanent Chicago jobs. About 97 students who have completed an intensive seven-week summer job and skills training program designed to provide workplace skills and certifications in high-growth, high-demand industry sectors. This program and partnership is part of Mayor Emanuel and CPS’ commitment to increase opportunities […]


Program to hire diverse workers for Chicago construction jobs

Posted on September 5, 2017

A new project will require companies to hire diverse workers for Chicago construction jobs. Many of the city’s largest construction projects will now be required to report on their efforts to solicit and hire minority- and women-owned business (MBE/WBE). The action was taken through an executive order signed today by Mayor Emanuel. “For too long […]


Program creates Chicago jobs

Posted on September 5, 2017

An intensive program is creating Chicago jobs. Chicago Public Schools and JPMorgan Chase Foundation at mHUB congratulated 97 students who have completed an intensive seven-week summer job and skills training program designed to provide workplace skills and certifications in high-growth, high-demand industry sectors. This program and partnership is part of Mayor Emanuel and CPS’ commitment […]


Company to create finance jobs in Chicago

Posted on August 7, 2017

A company will be relocating and creating more finance jobs in Chicago. iam bank has named Chicago its global headquarters. Founded by CEO Lee Travers, the currently London-based bank plans to grow to 35 employees in downtown Chicago over the next few months. “Chicago’s unparalleled access to transportation and talent give growing companies like iam […]


New act focuses on Chicago jobs and those with disabilities

Posted on August 6, 2017

A new task force will take a look at Chicago jobs, opportunity, and those with disabilities. The city has launched a new task force focused on removing employment barriers for people with disabilities. The Task Force on Employment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilities will advise the city on relevant policies and programs in […]


Chicago engineering jobs in the spotlight

Posted on August 6, 2017

A new event is putting the spotlight on Chicago engineering jobs. ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza 2017 is a three-day event for 200 of the nation’s top engineering, computer science, design and business students to immerse themselves in Chicago’s tech scene and attend one of the nation’s most popular music festivals, Lollapalooza. ThinkChicago received more than 800 applications for […]


Funding to create recreation jobs in Chicago

Posted on July 1, 2017

Funding is going towards creating more recreation jobs in Chicago. About $25 million in diversified funding to provide for the construction of the indoor athletic facility and adjacent outdoor field improvements at Addams Park. The park is located at 1301 W. 14th St., near Chicago’s Pilsen, University Village and Little Italy neighborhoods. “The new facility […]


National program boosts Chicago jobs

Posted on July 1, 2017

A new national program is helping Chicago jobs. Chicago is one of five cities selected to participate in the Citi Foundation and Living Cities City Accelerator. The national program will help the selected cities to refine their approach to procurement to increase the diversity of municipal vendors. In addition to a $100,000 grant, the City […]


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