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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 […]

CTA to Cut Chicago Jobs

Posted on September 10, 2008

One major fixture is cutting Chicago jobs. Earlier this week, the Chicago Transit Authority announced it would save about $40 million in costs by cutting some operations and jobs. The company has cut 43 Chicago jobs, including nine management positions, and plans to cut even more positions in the near future. According to an article […]

Chicago Education Jobs to Reach 351,245 workers by 2014

Posted on September 3, 2008

Chicago education jobs are continuing to grow. As of July 2008, the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet area’s education and health services industry employed 505,800 people, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, an increase of 1.4 percent from last year. The Illinois Department of Employment Security states Chicago’s educational services industry is expected […]

More Chicago Jobs Lost in July

Posted on August 29, 2008

More Chicago jobs were lost in July, and the area’s unemployment rate continues to increase. In July, Chicago‘s unemployment rate came in at 7.5 percent, an increase from 5.4 percent last year. Overall, the city has lost 2,700 jobs, according to an article by NBC5.com. Illinois‘ unemployment rate rose to 7.3 percent in July from […]

Motorola to Cut More Chicago Jobs

Posted on August 21, 2008

One company is cutting even more jobs in Chicago and elsewhere. Motorola Inc. announced earlier this month is would cut 2,600 more jobs in an effort to save $500 million in annual revenue to help cope with declining revenue, according to an article from Chicago Business. Many of the specific job cuts have already been […]

New Argonne Facility Would Create Chicago Science Jobs

Posted on August 11, 2008

The expansion of a nearby national laboratory could create new Chicago science jobs. Argonne National Laboratory is bidding for a government-funded research facility that would create hundreds of new jobs. According to a ChicagoBusiness article, the laboratory wants to house a $550 million facility for rare isotope beams to conduct fundamental physics research, a project […]