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Summer Season Creates Many Construction Jobs in Chicago

Posted on March 31, 2010

The summer construction season could turn Chicago’s major east-west expressway into a parking lot, but besides the hassle to commuters, the improvements will create many construction jobs in Chicago. According to MyFoxChicago.com, the first construction barrels and barriers were scheduled to go up at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The closures will involve the ramps leading from […]

Chicago Construction Jobs through High-Speed Rail

Posted on July 29, 2009

A new high-speed rail network could help created thousands of Chicago construction jobs, as well as construction and permanent jobs in other states. In all, eight states are coordinating a bid for a share of $8 billion in federal stimulus money for the project. Governors from Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio […]

Chicago Jobs Supported by State Capital Plan

Posted on July 15, 2009

A new state capital plan will help create jobs in Chicago, particularly in the construction and education-related industries. Click here to learn more about Chicago jobs. A five-year capital program from the State of Illinois will provide the money needed for critical local infrastructure projects. Under the program, Chicago Public Schools will receive $400 million […]

Chicago Construction Jobs Resurface with ARRA

Posted on May 26, 2009

The federal government is providing money that will help create several Chicago construction jobs. The economic stimulus will provide enough funds for the City of Chicago to resurface more than 31 miles of streets, which will in turn create new jobs and sustain existing positions. The city expects to receive a total of $86 million […]

Chicago Construction Jobs Created by O’Hare Projects

Posted on March 31, 2009

Federal stimulus money set aside for some expansion projects at O’Hare International Airport will create new Chicago construction jobs. The City of Chicago was originally hoping some of the $15 billion renovation project for the airport would be covered by stimulus money. However, the project doesn’t qualify under the criteria established by President Barack Obama. […]

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 […]