WBEZ | hiring http://www.wbez.org/tags/hiring Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Photos, vets and violence http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-07-10/morning-shift-photos-vets-and-violence-108009 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Guns-Flickr- tdub303.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Hiring Our Heroes works to get Vets back into the job force. Senior Director Ross Cohen explains challenges vets face with employment. Also, photographer Richard Renaldi&#39;s new project &quot;Touching Strangers&quot; explores our connection to each other.</p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-23.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-23" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Photos, vets and violence" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 08:21:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-07-10/morning-shift-photos-vets-and-violence-108009 Private hiring up, but so are layoffs http://www.wbez.org/story/2011-08-03/private-hiring-so-are-layoffs-90035 <p><p>Two reports sent mixed signals about the job market Wednesday.</p><p>Companies added 114,000 jobs in July, but job cuts rose to a 16-month high, according to two private reports. The numbers come two days before Friday's official July jobs report from the Labor Department.</p><p>Payroll processor ADP said employment in the services sector rose 121,000 last month, but goods-producing jobs fell by 7,000. The report "suggests that employment continued to advance at a moderate pace in July," but employment is decelerating, ADP said.</p><p>A separate report from the global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas said a "sudden and unexpected burst" in company downsizing accounted for 66,414 announced job cuts in July. That's up 60 percent from the previous month.</p><p>Several reports have pointed to continued economic weakness. Growth slowed sharply in the first half of the year. Gross domestic product increased at a annual rate of 1.3 percent in the second quarter after growing just 0.4 percent in the first three months of 2011. And consumer spending declined in June for the first time in nearly two years.</p><p>"The slowdown in employment makes more sense in light of last week's revised GDP numbers showing the economy grew slower late last year and this year than initially reported," ADP said. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. <img src="http://metrics.npr.org/b/ss/nprapidev/5/1312382362?&gn=Private+Hiring+Up%2C+But+So+Are+Layoffs&ev=event2&ch=1017&h1=Economy,Business,Home+Page+Top+Stories,News&c3=D%3Dgn&v3=D%3Dgn&c4=138950281&c7=1017&v7=D%3Dc7&c18=1017&v18=D%3Dc18&c19=20110803&v19=D%3Dc19&c20=1&v20=D%3Dc20&c45=MDA0OTc2MjAwMDEyNjk0NDE4OTI2NmUwNQ001"/></div></p></p> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 08:15:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/2011-08-03/private-hiring-so-are-layoffs-90035 Chicago small businesses express optimism for 2011 http://www.wbez.org/story/chicago/chicago-small-businesses-express-optimism-2011 <p><p><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:PunctuationKerning /> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas /> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables /> <w:SnapToGridInCell /> <w:WrapTextWithPunct /> <w:UseAsianBreakRules /> <w:DontGrowAutofit /> </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" LatentStyleCount="156"> </w:LatentStyles> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if !mso]><object classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id=ieooui></object> <style> st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } </style> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} </style> <![endif]-->A majority of small business owners in Chicago say they expect business this year to be as good or better than last year. A survey by Citibank shows more optimism among small business owners in Chicago than in the country as a whole.</p><p>But business owners in Chicago are worried about rising costs for things like health care and raw materials. So a large majority of them have no plans to hire more people this year.</p><p>Raj Seshadri is the head of small business banking for Citibank.</p><p>&quot;What they&rsquo;re not ready to do is grow employment,&quot; Seshadri said. &quot;So their plans for hiring are relatively flat.&quot;</p><p>Two-thirds of Chicago small business owners say they don&rsquo;t plan to raise prices this year. Seshadri said that&rsquo;s better than the national average. To stay profitable as costs rise, she said business owners plan to work more hours themselves.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 06:01:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/chicago/chicago-small-businesses-express-optimism-2011 Preckwinkle takes Berrios to task for hiring family members http://www.wbez.org/story/assessor-joe-berrios/preckwinkle-takes-berrios-task-hiring-family-members <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/IMG_6401.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is taking the county's assessor to task for hiring his family members. Newly-sworn in Joe Berrios put his son and sister on the assessor payroll this week. Berrios is also the chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party.</p><p>Preckwinkle said the hirings give the appearance of impropriety.</p><p>&quot;I think it's critically important that we bring talented, competent people into government,&quot;&nbsp;Preckwinkle said. &quot;And I'm not - in the 19 years that I've been alderman, I never hired any family members and I think it's inappropriate.&quot;</p><p>Preckwinkle says she does not regret supporting Berrios' campaign for assessor. She also announced 22 county employees under former Board President Todd Stroger have been let go.</p></p> Thu, 09 Dec 2010 20:07:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/assessor-joe-berrios/preckwinkle-takes-berrios-task-hiring-family-members Deadline looms for police exam http://www.wbez.org/story/chicago-police/deadline-looms-police-exam <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/CPD Badge.JPG" alt="" /><p><p><span style="font-family: Garamond;"><o:p></o:p></span>If you're considering joining the Chicago police department, you better get a move on.&nbsp;The application deadline to take the Chicago Police Department's written exam is today.</p><p>CPD will administer the exam on&nbsp;December 11th, which will mark the first time in four years that the department has conducted such an exam.</p><p>CPD plans to hire as many as 200 new police officers in 2011 to make up for a shortage in manpower. &nbsp;The minimum age to apply for the force is 25.</p><p>Hiring in the department has slowed during the past two years, so much so that it's ranks are more than 2,000 officers per day short of its authorized strength.</p><p>Those wanting to apply can do so at www.chicago-police.org.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 26 Nov 2010 20:08:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/chicago-police/deadline-looms-police-exam