WBEZ | job http://www.wbez.org/tags/job Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en List: Most salient information acquired during my first day at my new job http://www.wbez.org/blogs/claire-zulkey/2013-01/list-most-salient-information-acquired-during-my-first-day-my-new-job <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/113471608_727066c679.jpg" style="float: right; height: 188px; width: 300px;" title="Flickr/Cat Sidh" /></div><p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.5390440104653573">Hyde Park is far</span> away.<br /><br />A lot of people throughout the history of time have attended the University of Chicago.</p><p>Many of those people are impressively and intimidatingly smart.<br /><br />I <em>can</em> go several hours without checking Facebook.<br /><br />No matter where you work, somebody will be microwaving popcorn.<br /><br />A cubicle near a window might be better than a windowless office.<br /><br />My building&rsquo;s cafeteria has a bar in it.</p></p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 07:41:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/claire-zulkey/2013-01/list-most-salient-information-acquired-during-my-first-day-my-new-job How healthy are U.S. auto manufacturers? http://www.wbez.org/blog/bez/2012-02-15/how-healthy-are-us-auto-manufacturers-96427 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2012-February/2012-02-15/RS4945_P1000862-scr.JPG" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2012-February/2012-02-15/RS4945_P1000862-scr.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 400px; margin: 7px;" title="A Ford at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. (WBEZ/Jennifer Brandel)"></p><p>We may not have flying cars (yet), but there are some other pretty nifty features on display at the 2012 <a href="http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/default.aspx">Chicago Auto Show</a>. The future seems more hopeful for U.S. automakers than it did a couple of years ago. Earlier this month, news outlets <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/01/us-autos-sales-idUSTRE8101BP20120201">reported</a> that auto sales for January were up. Then yesterday, different numbers <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/14/news/economy/retail_sales/">emerged</a>. So just how healthy are U.S. auto manufacturers?</p><div class="inset"><div class="insetContent"><p><span style="font-size:10px;">Listen to this discussion</span></p><p><audio class="mejs mediaelement-formatter-identified-1332734887-1" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/AfternoonShift_AutoTalk.mp3">&nbsp;</audio></p></div></div><p>We’ll find on <em>Afternoon Shift with Steve Edwards </em>today, when we put that question to two people who keep a close eye on the auto industry: NPR business reporter <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/130330851/sonari-glinton">Sonari Glinton</a> and <em>Changing Gears </em>senior editor <a href="http://michelinemaynard.com/">Micki Maynard</a>.&nbsp; They’ll join us to take the pulse of the auto industry and talk about what kinds of cars we could see 10 years down the line.</p></p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:48:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/bez/2012-02-15/how-healthy-are-us-auto-manufacturers-96427 Kalamazoo River: One year after the spill (VIDEO) http://www.wbez.org/frontandcenter/2011-07-06/kalamazoo-river-one-year-after-spill-video-88811 <p><p><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/26073368?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ff0000" width="601" frameborder="0" height="338"></iframe></p><p>The cleanup continues in and around the town of Marshall, MI one year after more than 800,000 gallons of heavy crude spilled from a pipeline. <a href="http://www.wbez.org/frontandcenter/2011-07-06/canadian-oil-boosting-midwest-economy-what-cost-88792">Read the full story about Canadian oil here. </a></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 07 Jul 2011 04:16:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/frontandcenter/2011-07-06/kalamazoo-river-one-year-after-spill-video-88811 Unemployment rate rises as job creation slows http://www.wbez.org/story/unemployment-rate-rises-job-creation-slows-87372 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2011-June/2011-06-03/Job applicant_Getty_Justin Sullivan.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The nation's unemployment rate rose to 9.1 percent in May, as hiring slowed to the lowest level in eight months, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.&nbsp;</p><p>The Labor Department reported that employers hired only 54,000 new workers in May, down sharply from the previous three months, when the economy added an average of 220,000 new jobs.</p><p>The new data offered startling evidence that the U.S. economy is slowing, hampered by high gas prices and natural disasters in Japan that have hurt U.S. manufacturers.&nbsp;</p><p>"Every time we've had a strong quarter, it's been followed by a week one," FTN Financial Chief Economist Chris Low told PRI's Marketplace Morning Report on WBEZ Friday.</p><p>In May, private companies hired only 83,000 new workers - the fewest in nearly a year.&nbsp; Local governments cut 28,000 jobs last month, the most since November. That marks the 22 straight month in which municipalities have shed jobs. &nbsp;</p><p>More people entered the work force last month, which pushed the unemployment rate up from 9.0 percent in April.</p><p>Despite the rise in unemployment and the drop in job creation, Low noted that while the May numbers are the worst in eight months, but the April numbers were the best in six years.&nbsp;</p><p>"It's important to view the two months together," he said.</p><p>Meanwhile, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reported last week that unemployment rates fell in each of Illinois' 12 metro areas during the month of April.&nbsp; That marks the eight consecutive month in which unemployment rates have declined.&nbsp;</p><p>Earlier this month the department said statewide unemployment fell in April from 8.8 percent to 8.7 while the national rate rose .2 percent to 9 percent.<br> <br> &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 03 Jun 2011 13:51:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/unemployment-rate-rises-job-creation-slows-87372 Modeling Blind http://www.wbez.org/story/beth-finke/modeling-blind <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/nude model photo.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Finding a job is hard. Finding a job when you&rsquo;re disabled can be even harder.&nbsp;</p> <div><a href="http://bethfinke.com/">Beth Finke</a> knows this first hand. She lost her job when she lost her sight in the 1980s, and relied on her husband to read the classifieds to her aloud every Sunday night.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>She&rsquo;d later become a well regarded writer and commentator, and the only blind woman in America to be honored for sports broadcasting, for a story on the White Sox she produced for WBEZ. But on her way to success she found a job she never expected to land - as a nude model for a college art class. She told the story to a live audience during the 2010 <a href="http://www.accessliving.org/">Access Living</a> event <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/culture/theater/blood-tracks-disability-culture-cabaret">Blood on the Tracks: A Disability Culture Cabaret</a>. In the audio excerpt posted above, Finke describes how she landed the gig, and the unique pros and cons that come with doing the job blind.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="../../../../../../series/dynamic-range"><em>Dynamic Range</em></a><em> showcases hidden gems unearthed from Chicago Amplified&rsquo;s vast archive of public events and appears on weekends. Beth Finke spoke to an audience assembled by </em><a href="http://www.accessliving.org/"><em>Access Living</em></a><em> in September of 2010. Click <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/culture/theater/blood-tracks-disability-culture-cabaret">here</a> to hear her talk in its entirety, and click </em><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/wbez/id364380278" target="_blank"><em>here</em></a><em> to subscribe to the Dynamic Range podcast.</em></div></p> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 18:55:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/beth-finke/modeling-blind