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Career Coach: When To Ask For Flexible Work ArrangementsAs CBS 2 continues Working For Chicago, our career coach is helping sort it out.
Postal Service Accepting Applications For Carrier Associates In Chicago, But Only Through SaturdayThe U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday that it is hiring city carrier associates to work at various Chicago locations.
Buona Beef Hiring 500 Employees For New And Existing Chicago Area RestaurantsBuona Beef on Tuesday announced it will be hiring 500 new employees at restaurants in the Chicago area.
Six Flags Great America, Hurricane Harbor Hiring 4,000 Local Employees For 2021 SeasonSix Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor are hiring for the 2021 season starting this spring. 
Career Coach: Interview SkillsCBS 2 is Working For Chicago and working with a career coach every week to bring you advice for your job search.
Tips For Your First 100 Days Working In A New Remote RoleStarting a new job can be challenging and there are even more hurdles during the pandemic. 
Career Coach: Job Search StrategiesCBS 2 is Working For Chicago and working with a career coach every week to bring you advice about looking for and landing a job.
Java Developer, Other Tech Jobs Among Glassdoor's 50 Best Jobs For 2021The ongoing unemployment crisis still has many of us on the job hunt. Are you ready to jumpstart a new career, but not sure what's the best role for you?
Over 95,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 PandemicThe Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) reported 95,481 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of Jan 18 in Illinois.
Career Coach: Free Job Search MasterclassLynee Alves, president of Interview Like An Expert and CBS 2 career coach, will be holding a free live Masterclass next week.
Career Coach: Virtual Job InterviewsCBS 2 is Working For Chicago and working with a career coach every week to bring you advice about looking for and landing a job during the pandemic. 
Career Coach: Negotiation StrategiesThis week our career coach is sharing strategies for negotiating.

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Over 68,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 PandemicIllinois’ latest claims make up 9.1% of the estimated 745,000 filed across the country last week. 
Career Coach: Avoiding Scams While Job SearchingThis morning, the CBS 2 Career Coach is sharing what to look out for to avoid a scam. 
After Smooth Sailing With Unemployment Claims Last Year, Two Former Restaurant Workers Now On Rollercoaster Ride To Get BenefitsThe Morning Insiders found two women pleased with the state's unemployment system for months. Then 2021 hit. Now they're swept up in IDES drama too.
Trouble Accessing 1099-G Tax Forms For Unemployment Benefits Online? A Tech Expert Has A Possible FixAfter our story this week revealing technical difficulties accessing the 1099-G tax document online, an IT expert reached out to CBS 2's Tara Molina with an idea.
Over 68,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 PandemicThe Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) reported 68,383 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of Feb. 15.
Career Coach: When To Ask For Flexible Work ArrangementsAs CBS 2 continues Working For Chicago, our career coach is helping sort it out.
Some Illinois Unemployment Recipients Still Haven't Received 1099-G Tax Forms In Mail, Have Trouble Downloading Them OnlineCBS 2’s Tara Molina looked into complaints where people say the State of Illinois still has not sent out the paperwork they desperately need to file.
Illinois Unemployment Offices Have Been Closed Nearly A Year, And Many Say It's Causing Big ProblemsA new push has been launched to reopen unemployment offices in Illinois.
Over 62,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 PandemicIllinois’ estimated claims make up nearly 8% of the estimated 861,000 filed across the country last week.
Career Coach: Resumes FormatsWhat type of resume works best for you and your work experience?
Gov. JB Pritzker Seeking Additional Funding For Illinois Unemployment System To Help Overwhelmed State AgencyPritzker asked the Illinois General Assembly to pass a standalone bill providing $60 million in federal funds for IDES for the current fiscal year, and another $73 million in federal funds for the next fiscal year, which starts in July.
Labor Union Says Some Problems With Illinois' Unemployment System Date Back Before Pandemic"Many of the problems claimants were experiencing during the spring and summer last year were the result of years of disinvestment in [the Illinois Department of Employment Security]," said Illinois AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Pat Devaney.