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Chicago Construction Jobs Decline

Posted on March 12, 2009

While nearly every industry in the Chicago area saw an over-the-year job decrease during January, the ax fell hardest on Chicago construction jobs. The Chicago-Naperville-Joliet area’s unemployment rate came in at 8.2 percent during January, up from 6.9 percent during December 2008. The area had a total non-farm employment of 3,697,200 workers during January, according […]

Chicago Green Jobs Help Plant Reopen

Posted on March 3, 2009

Money set aside in the new government stimulus bill to increase greener living has helped the effort to create Chicago green jobs. That in turn has helped one Chicago plant reopen and many unemployed workers gain hope. In December 2008, the Republic Windows and Doors plant shut down, leaving 250 people without work. The plant […]

Chicago Jobs Help through YouTube

Posted on February 24, 2009

If you have a Chicago job – or are looking for one – it might be useful to know the city has set up its own YouTube channel. Mayor Richard M. Daley and officials at Google Chicago teamed up to launch the channel. The channel will allow registered users to upload an unlimited quantity of […]

Chicago Education Jobs at Risk if Schools Reorganize

Posted on February 18, 2009

While the Chicago school system is looking to restructure in hopes to save money, one group feels it’s not worth the cost to students or those with Chicago education jobs. Two recent studies state that the Chicago Public Schools plan to close and reorganize schools has not led to improvements and has only focused on […]

Chicago Management Jobs Workshop

Posted on February 9, 2009

Anyone with a Chicago management job, or any small business owner in the Chicago area that’s facing trouble because of the current recession will soon have access to some much needed advice. The Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection is planning to hose a workshop from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 26 at City Hall […]

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 […]