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Chicago Government Jobs in Danger

Posted on July 7, 2009

Several Chicago government jobs are hanging in the balance. Mayor Richard M. Daley recently announced that 1,500 union city employees will be laid off if labor unions don’t agree to various steps that would reduce the city’s personnel costs. The cuts would result in $76 million in annual salary reductions and would save $34 million […]

Chicago Government Jobs are Largest in City

Posted on June 22, 2009

Those with Chicago government jobs work for some of the largest employers in the city. Government employees dominate the Chicago economy. The government industry alone employed 481,300 workers during May, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the list of largest employers by Crain’s Chicago Business, five of […]

Chicago Government Jobs Saved through Budget Measures

Posted on May 12, 2009

Some Chicago government jobs could be saved as the city takes measures to address its budget deficit. Mayor Richard M. Daley recently proposed that the City of Chicago cut non-union personnel costs by $10 million and save $2.6 million through management efficiencies. These moves would help the city’s budget deficit, which has increased to $96 […]