The Altgeld Gardens public housing development on the South Side has been awarded $3 million by the federal government to use to train residents for the workforce and eventual self-sufficiency.
Gov. Bruce Rauner said he’s going the offensive in an effort to increase the number of jobs in Illinois.
The Will County Mobile Workforce Center is a mobile home that has been turned into a job center, outfitted with a dozen computers for job seekers to use for writing résumés and fill out job applications online.
Job openings continue to rise at the highest number since 2001 with the Midwest included as one of the largest areas for unemployment declines.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports plenty of Chicago retailers are hiring.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican rival Bruce Rauner have both sought to use the state’s jobs situation as a political weapon. But their claims and the numbers behind them demonstrate that the picture isn’t nearly as clear as either Quinn or Rauner suggests.
While the unemployment rate continues to fall nationally, 42 percent of Americans say the know somebody who has simply given up looking for work, a new poll finds.
More than 567,000 thousand people are unemployed in the Chicago area alone, and many of them were using the day after Christmas to jump on that job search. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.
Paul Jenkins says veterans are twice as likely to be unemployed. For disabled veterans, the national rate is at a staggering 88 percent.
It used to be people hung on to their jobs as long as possible, spending decades with the same company. Today, more workers are leaving jobs rapidly. Believe it or not, it’s a sign the economy is getting better.
Business is booming so much at Teleperformance that by Sept. 1 they hope to have this 700-station call center operating at full capacity. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.
Young people right out of college call it a crisis as the unemployment rate among the millennials is high. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports there is a profession with lots of job openings, but the work is very demanding.
The pilot program is seeking employers willing to hire workers who have been retrained and redirected.
Job losses were widespread across a range of different types of employers, and indicated that two previous months of increases weren’t a fluke, one economist said.
Is long-term unemployment a hinderance to finding a job?
Employers hired 146,000 workers last month, nearly twice as many as analysts expected, dropping the jobless rate to 7.7 percent. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.
The latest news on Illinois’ unemployment rate is neither really bad nor really good.
There is a new breed of truthers on the right. Joining the paranoid ranks of the advocates of a government role in 9-11 and the birthers fascination with President Obama’s birth certificate are conservatives that believe the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is making up jobs numbers to benefit President Obama.
Today, Republicans feel a combination of confusion, disbelief, and anger as to how a slim majority of Americans can possibly want four more years of the Obama administration in the White House. To many, it seems inconceivable that people want to take a chance on more of the same.
Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.