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Amazon Hosting Career Day; Hiring For Nearly 750 Corporate And Tech Jobs Across IllinoisTo help the millions of Americans struggling to land a job, Amazon will host a virtual career day on Wednesday, hiring for nearly 750 positions across Illinois.
Pritzker Announces Creation Of 1,000 New Jobs With Help Of Federal FundsPeople will be hired and trained as contact tracers and temperature screeners Others will be in charge of things like sanitizing buildings.
Lyft Expanding LyftUp Program Offering Free And Discounted Rides To Those Looking For WorkLyft on Thursday announced it is expanding its LyftUp Jobs Access Program, offering free or discounted rides to those looking for work.
Career Coach: Resume MistakesThis week we're looking into the top resume mistakes and how to avoid them.
Glanbia Performance Nutrition Hosting Virtual Hiring Events For Positions In AuroraGlanbia Performance Nutrition is hosting virtual job fairs.
Verizon, Humana Among Companies Hiring During PandemicCBS 2 is Working For Chicago and staying on top of companies hiring for open positions right now.
Abbott Labs Hiring 2,000 Employees For New Gurnee Facility Handling Rapid COVID TestingAbbott Labs is looking to hire 2,000 people for a new facility in Gurnee that will be handling rapid COVID testing. 
Career Coach: Behavioral QuestionsThis week, we're digging deeper into what are called "behavioral" questions in an interview.
Illinois Department Of Employment Security Offices Remain Closed; Other States Reopening OfficesMany who can't get through to the Illinois Department of Employment Security over the phone and can't wait for their benefits any longer have resorted to driving to the offices, but they are closed.
City Of Chicago Taking Applications For Business GrantsThe application process opened Friday. The application window closes on August 31 at 11:59 p.m. 
Struggling Renters, Homeowners Can Get Cash To Make Payments Under New State ProgramRenters and homeonwers struggling to make their payments during the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for help under a new $300 million aid program from the State of Illinois.
How I Got My Unemployment Benefits From The Illinois Department Of Employment Security63-year-old Chicago resident Eddie Lai was driving for Uber when the pandemic hit.

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Walgreens, State Farm Among Companies With Most Chicago Job Postings On IndeedMany companies with the highest number of job postings on Indeed.com in the Chicago-area were posted within the last two weeks.
Unemployment Fraudsters Were Taking Money From Woman's State Pension, And She Says She Couldn't Get A Hold Of IDESFraudsters are taking hundreds of dollars from an Itasca woman’s state pension.
Glenview Man Sues Illinois Department of Employment Security, Says He’s Owed Thousands In Benefits After System ‘Glitch’John R. White filed the small claims complaint in Cook County Circuit Court Tuesday. He accused IDES of withholding benefits after a system “glitch” when he applied for unemployment online in May. 
Over 25,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois For Week Of Sept. 14, Amid COVID-19 PandemicUnemployment claims across the nation have skyrocketed during the pandemic. In Illinois, more than 1.7 million new unemployment claims have been filed since early March.
Career Coach: Job Search LengthThis week we asked our career coach, how long can the job search take at this point in the pandemic?
DePaul Student Running Car Detailing Service Amid PandemicCBS 2 is Working For Chicago during this time when finding a job is tough for many, including college students.
Some Social Equity Applicants Say Their Own Money Is On The Line As Marijuana Licenses Are DelayedThey did everything right – secured a space, put the money up, and now they’re waiting for a marijuana license.
Complying With City's COVID-19 Winter Dining Guidelines Won't Come CheapThe city just released guidelines for fall and winter dining, but they won’t come cheap.
Working For Chicago: Advice From An Expert At Glassdoor About What Sectors Are HiringEvery week, Glassdoor publishes a job market report for the Chicago area with the latest industry breakouts. CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas took a look at the data to help job seekers strategize their search.
In Search Of Answers From IDES To About Unemployment Fraud"It’s been made clear to me that the agency is working overtime to stand up new programs and find new ways to reach those that rely on the agency services at this critical time."
Over 27,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois For Week Of Sept. 7, Amid COVID-19 PandemicThere were 860,000 new claims filed across the country last week, a decrease of 33,000from the previous week. 
Career Coach: Taking A Step Back In Your CareerThis week, we are asking our career coach, should you go backward in your career?