All month, Changing Gears, the series which explores the evolving Midwest economy, looked at changes in manufacturing. Kate Davidson investigated a trend that has people punching out at night while the machines keep working.
President Obama delivered his jobs bill to Congress Monday. He also gave legislators a nudge to put politics aside to put Americans to work. But how easy is that? A recent study showed some companies cannot find enough skilled workers despite a high number of Americans looking for work.
Upcoming job cuts at Bank of America will reduce its payroll "by approximately 30,000 jobs over the next few years," the company just announced.The financial giant describes the reductions as part of "Phase I" in its reorganization.
Summer break ended for Chicago’s students but the tension between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union continued. Issues like scrapped teacher raises and the length of the school day contributed to the acrimony.