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  • Walgreens cuts 252 in Orlando, as other pharmacy companies grow

    Walgreens cuts 252 in Orlando, as other pharmacy companies grow
    Walgreens announced Monday it will cut 252 jobs in Orlando, about one quarter of the current workforce at its pharmacy fulfillment center for Florida. The cuts come as several other pharmacy centers have added local jobs. A spokesman for the company...
  • Teen unemployment remains stubbornly high, study finds

     Teen unemployment remains stubbornly high, study finds
    Angelo Ross said he hunted for a job for three years before landing an internship at a fast-food restaurant in November. For the first time in his life, the Far South Side high school senior said the minimum wage job gave him a sense of security. But he...
  • Laid off? Read real-deal tips to land federal job

    DEAR JOYCE: Plummeting gas prices are helping many drivers, but not us! My husband lost his job as an oil rig derrick worker, forcing him to sign up for unemployment benefits. What else could he be doing to land a new job in case he's not called back soon...
  • GDP growth cools to 2.6% annual rate in fourth quarter

    GDP growth cools to 2.6% annual rate in fourth quarter
    Economic growth unexpectedly slowed sharply in the fourth quarter of last year to a modest 2.6% annual rate after a strong six-month stretch raised hopes the U.S. recovery finally was accelerating toward normal. The data released Friday by the...
  • Jobless rate falls in all 12 Illinois metro areas

    Jobless rate falls in all 12 Illinois metro areas
    Unemployment rates continued to fall in all 12 of Illinois' metro areas in December. But Thursday's monthly report from the Illinois Department of Employment Security also showed the number of jobs grew in just half of them. Department Director Jeff...
  • Big turnout of job-seekers, employers at Triton College job fair

    Big turnout of job-seekers, employers at Triton College job fair
    Turnout was tremendous on both sides of the table at Triton College's Hospitality Job Fair last week. About 50 companies in the hospitality industry, including hotels, restaurants and shops, showed up on the second floor of the college's student...
  • Jobless claims hit 15-year low

    Jobless claims hit 15-year low
    In a positive sign for the labor market, initial claims for jobless benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in 15 years, the Labor Department said Thursday. Applications for unemployment benefits fell 43,000 to 265,000 for the week ended Jan. 24,...
  • Best jobs in America? Physician assistants and software engineers

    Best jobs in America? Physician assistants and software engineers
    The best gig in the country is a physician assistant, according to job search website Glassdoor. The Mill Valley, Calif.-based company released a list of its 25 best jobs in America on Wednesday, laying out the country's most attractive jobs based on...
  • Maryland gained estimated 11,000 jobs in December

    Last month, Maryland saw its strongest hiring since 2010, a sign the state's long lackluster labor market may be starting to rev into motion. Employers added an estimated 11,000 jobs in December, driving the state's unemployment rate down a tenth of a...
  • Initial jobless claims drop back below 300,000

    Initial jobless claims drop back below 300,000
    Initial jobless claims declined more than expected last week, falling back below the 300,000 level that indicates a healthy labor market. About 283,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits, down from 304,000 the previous week, the Labor...
  • Unemployment continues to fall in Broward, Palm Beach counties

    Unemployment continues to fall in Broward, Palm Beach counties
    Unemployment continued to fall in December, capping a year of rising jobs in South Florida, according to data released Friday. Palm Beach County's unemployment was 4.8 percent in December compared with 6 percent a year ago. December's rate was the...