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Somewhere in most employee handbooks are rules about online behavior. Those rules don't seem to be working too well. For proof, look no further than the comments people leave under YouTube videos or blog posts or in back-and-forth snipes under news stories. Look at the hateful replies and invective.
A proposal that would give the county board of commissioners the authority to disband or continue their solid waste districts has made its way from the Senate to the House. Senate Bill 366 sponsored by Sen. Rick Niemeyer, R-6th, would allow local units across the state to dissolve their solid waste.
The Village of Alsip will attempt to help job seekers in February. The village, in cooperation with the Alsip Park District, will host its third annual job fair Feb. 16 at Apollo Park, 12521 S. Kostner. Prior to the job fair, the village also will hold a resume building workshop 8 p.m.-10 p.m.
With no money from the state in nearly seven months and its financial reserves almost depleted, Chicago State University says it will be unable to pay its employees come March unless money begins flowing again from Springfield. "This is a crisis by every definition of the word crisis," said Thomas.
So you want to be a data scientist. Well, you don't really want to be a data scientist, but it sits at the top of so many "best jobs" rankings that you've begun to seriously consider dusting off the math textbook that used to give you panic attacks. As Glassdoor releases its "25 best jobs for 2016".
Last week's harrowing plunge in U.S. stocks — fueled by economic fears about China and plummeting oil prices — left investors anxious and alarmed. Some wondered if it signaled an approaching recession in the United States. The answer, most analysts say, is no. The American economy is expected to.
Jenna Thompson says she plans on being a nurse, but the 18-year-old Schaumburg, Illinois, resident isn't sure which area of the field she'd like to pursue. "I think that's the exciting thing about becoming a nurse," Thompson says. "You can do so many different things in the field." Thompson has.
At the old Nabisco bakery on Chicago's Southwest Side, with mass layoffs looming, the bakers' union is cranking up the heat on its employer as the two sides approach contract negotiations. Mondelez International announced in July that it would lay off half of the 1,200 employees at its Chicago.
General Electric Co. is cutting up to 6,500 jobs in Europe after buying a big chunk of French engineering company Alstom, but sticking to pledges to create a net 1,000 jobs in France. The French government, facing chronic 10 percent unemployment and a struggling industrial sector, had been concerned.
A State of the Union address is often difficult to fact-check, no matter who is president. The speech is a product of many hands and is carefully vetted, so major errors of fact are relatively rare. But State of the Union addresses often are very political speeches, an argument for the president's.
U.S. employers advertised slightly more jobs in November as overall hiring edged up and more Americans quit their jobs in signs of a healthier environment for workers. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the number of job postings rose 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted 5.4 million. That figure.
Oil company BP is cutting some 4,000 jobs in exploration and production over the next two years amid sharp drops in the price of crude. The cuts in BP's upstream business globally will include the loss of some 600 jobs in the North Sea. The cost-cutting announced Tuesday comes as the price of oil.
Wanda Group said Tuesday it is buying Hollywood's Legendary Entertainment, the maker of films such as "Batman," for $3.5 billion in the first Chinese acquisition of a major U.S. film company. Wanda, whose chairman, Wang Jianlin, is one of China's richest businesspeople, has expanded rapidly into.
Carl Walsh has a theory: At one point in our lives, each one of us needs to be fired. "It can be one of the most liberating things ever to happen to you," says Walsh, a career consultant in Dover, Delaware. "It forces you to take a hard look at everything in your life, not just your job, but everything.".
A state labor panel said last week that it will hold a hearing later this month on a complaint from the Chicago Teachers Union alleging Chicago Public Schools has failed to make good on salary increases mandated in a contract that expired June 30. A ruling against the cash-strapped school district.
American employers added a robust 292,000 jobs in December, suggesting that the U.S. economy is so far defying global weakness and growing solidly. The strong hiring underscores the resilience of the United States at a time of financial turmoil stemming from China's slowing economy and plummeting.
For months, U.S. employers have steadily added jobs even as global growth has flagged and financial markets have sunk. Friday's jobs report for December may provide some hints of whether that trend can endure. Most economists are optimistic about last month: They have forecast that employers added.
Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, suggesting that the job market remains healthy and insulated from the turmoil abroad in Europe and China. THE NUMBERS: Applications for jobless aid fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 277,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The less.
Macy's is slashing jobs, a harbinger of hard times for retailers after a holiday season that saw a noticeable shift to online shopping and away from physical stores. The nation's largest department store chain, which also operates Bloomingdale's, said late Wednesday it is cutting up to 4,800 jobs.
Job growth for small businesses increased in Chicago during December, but the pace of growth slowed from earlier last year and lagged many other metropolitan areas, an analysis of national payroll records shows. By the end of December, Chicago had regained all the jobs it lost during the Great.
U.S. manufacturers contracted in December at the fastest pace in more than six years as factories cut jobs and new orders shrank. The Institute for Supply Management said Monday that its index of factory activity fell to 48.2 from 48.6 in November. Any reading under 50 signals contraction. The.
If the public's interest in personal fitness was represented in some sort of graph, this week would be off the charts. "We do get a lot more calls this time of year," says Konrad Koczwara, owner and president of Chitown Trainer. "People are coming back from vacation, they're starting New Year's.
School officials say no teachers will lose their jobs if Mundelein High School tweaks or abandons its 20-year-old block scheduling daily structure. Nonetheless, the teachers union says the schedule will be a significant collective bargaining topic. A committee sanctioned by the District 120 Board.