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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 […]

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 […]