There were 297,000 jobs added to businesses' payrolls in December, according to the widely watched ADP National Employment Report, which was released just a short time ago.And that's well above the 100,000 or so that economists had been expecting, the Associated Press says.Meanwhile, the latest Intu
A new law in Illinois prevents employers from looking up a job applicant’s credit report, except in certain cases. Increasingly, employers have been looking up people’s credit histories when they apply for a job. The new law in Illinois makes that illegal.
The Put Illinois to Work program will end in mid-January.The program provides government-subsidized $10 per hour jobs at no cost to employers.Some critics questioned the cost of a program that doesn't guarantee permanent jobs.
The results of a fiercely contested Cook County election are exposing a gulf between white liberals and minority voters.Forrest Claypool’s anti-machine rhetoric has proven popular over the years with white progressives.
Developers are connecting the nation's railways to enormous state-of-the art warehouses to make shipping easier for big companies like Walmart. One of the most ambitious of these projects is in southwest suburban Will County.
On Tuesday, NPR's All Things Considered aired a commentary from author Firoozeh Dumas about the lost art of job rejection letters.‚ It was coincidentally the same day I sent out almost 1150 rejection emails.‚ I had to let candidates know they were no longer in the running for an A
Wait, what? How can I do that? Larry Stybel at the Harvard Business Review tells us it's possible. You could be fresh out of college or newly unemployed, but Stybel tells us we can beat that old Catch-22: "You can't get a job without experience, and you can't get experience without a job."