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Interchange to create Chicago construction jobs

Posted on July 25, 2015

An interchange project for I-290 may create Chicago construction jobs. The Illinois Tollway is rebuilding the I-290 Interchange at Illinois Route 390, estimated as a $440 million dollar project. The I-290 Interchange Project will include 17 new ramps and 15 new bridges in the interchange area, which will provide free-flow travel in all directions. The […]

Wage increase affects Chicago jobs

Posted on July 3, 2015

A new minimum wage increase is affecting Chicago jobs. The city’s minimum raise will be $10, the first raise for Chicago workers since 2010. An increase of the tipped minimum wage to $5.45 is also in effect. In December 2014, City Council passed the Mayor’s ordinance to raise the minimum wage for all Chicago workers […]

Will new initiative create Chicago IT jobs?

Posted on June 30, 2015

A new initiatve that focuses on technology could create more Chicago IT jobs. The City of Chicago Technology Plan identifies 28 initiatives in five key areas as part of a comprehensive vision for a future shaped by groundbreaking technology: next generation infrastructure, making every community a “smart” community, effective and efficient government, civic innovation, and […]

Minimum wage increase to impact Chicago jobs

Posted on June 22, 2015

A minimum wage increase will affect thousands of Chicago jobs. To ensure that workers know about their rights in the workplace, the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) will host a series of information sessions throughout the city to prepare businesses and workers for the first minimum wage increase for […]

City to create Chicago hospitality jobs

Posted on June 2, 2015

The opening of a new riverwalk will create Chicago hospitality jobs. The Chicago Riverwalk will provide dining, educational, cultural and recreational activities along the waterfront stretch from LaSalle to Lake Shore Drive for the 2015 summer season. The exciting new lineup includes numerous dining options, live entertainment, biking, kayaking, cruises, boat rentals and water taxis. […]

Boot camp to boost Chicago start-up

Posted on May 29, 2015

A new boot camp is boosting Chicago start-up jobs. Chicago Startup Boot Camp, a new program aimed at supporting the thousands of entrepreneurs and small businesses located in Chicago’s more than 70 incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces. The city developed this day-long boot camp program to address the needs of our city’s small business owners. […]

Facility to create construction jobs in Chicago

Posted on May 22, 2015

A new intermodal facility will create construction jobs in Chicago. The intermodal facility is part of a $782 million capital improvement project that will create nearly 3,000 jobs during construction. The development will serve as a major access point to O’Hare and significantly enhance multi-modal transit connectivity between rental cars, public parking, public roadways, shuttle […]

Facility creates manufacturing jobs in Chicago

Posted on May 6, 2015

The opening of a new facility is creating manufacturing jobs in Chicago. Method Products, PBC executives will open the company’s flagship manufacturing facility in the Pullman neighborhood on Chicago’s south side. The facility will provide nearly 100 green manufacturing jobs for local residents by the end of 2015, and will provide public access to green […]

Tourism creates Chicago hospitality jobs

Posted on April 28, 2015

Record numbers of tourists flocking to the city is creating Chicago hospitality jobs. Chicago saw record hotel performance in the first quarter of 2015, which ended March 31st. For the first time, hotel room demand surpassed two million rooms occupied and Chicago’s first quarter performance outpaced U.S. growth in all key performance indicators including Demand, […]

City announces Chicago youth jobs

Posted on April 21, 2015

Thousands of Chicago youth jobs will be available through the city as part of a new initiative. One Summer Chicago program will expand to provide summer job and internship opportunities for 24,000 youth ages 14 to 24 in neighborhoods across Chicago. Since One Summer Chicago was launched in 2011, Mayor Emanuel has steadily increased the […]