With no job and no income, it can be hard to maintain that "clean cut" look while navigating the maze of unemployment. That's why Charles Martin at Salon 64, 1064 W. Bryn Mawr, is now offering free hair services for the unemployed.
Recently laid-off Chicagoans, this is for you: Julie Sullivan at the Chicago Work-Life Balance Examiner writes about what to do as soon as lose your job. The article is hyper local so you can find all the resources right here in Chicago.
The Wall Street Journal today reports the U.S. job market may bounce back quicker than in past recessions. That's because, unlike the 1990-91 and 2001 downturns, a big chunk of job losses have come from the service-related industries that now lead U.S. employment.
Some minimum wage workers will get a pay bump next week. The federal minimum wage increases July 24 to $7.25. The wage hike marks the final increase in a three-step boost Congress enacted two years ago. This raise will affect 29 states where minimum wages is currently set below $7.25.
If you recently lost your job and are in search of a new one, you might be inclined to turn to head hunters or staffing agencies for help. But before spending money to make money, you would be wise to check out a local resource here in Chicago: the YWCA.
Military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary hosts a free hiring event for job seekers with military backgrounds Thursday, April 2. The job fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum.