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  • California adds 41,500 jobs in October; unemployment rate holds at 7.3%

    California adds 41,500 jobs in October; unemployment rate holds at 7.3%
    California employers returned to hiring in October, adding 41,500 nonfarm payroll jobs after making unexpected cuts the previous month, according to official state numbers. California added more jobs than any other state, including Texas, which added...
  • Filling factory jobs through temporary-staffing agencies the new normal

    Filling factory jobs through temporary-staffing agencies the new normal
    Sara Rangel was making more than $11 an hour working in a stockroom when the recession hit and she was laid off. Afterward, she began applying for temporary jobs through staffing agencies with the goal of landing a permanent position. Five years later,...
  • RECRUITER Q&A: With hard work, seasonal job could turn permanent

    By Erinn Hutkin The fact that Thanksgiving is almost here shouldn't deter those seeking holiday jobs. The turnover rate in industries that often hire for the holidays -- retail, food service and hospitality -- is higher-than-average, said John...
  • More than 1,500 layoffs coming in Illinois

     More than 1,500 layoffs coming in Illinois
    More than 200 employees of Banco Popular in Rosemont will lose their jobs at the end of the year as the bank closes its back-office operations after selling its branches to First Midwest Bancorp earlier this year. Banco Popular disclosed the layoffs of...
  • Energy companies lead an advance in U.S. stocks

    Energy and health-care companies led major stock indexes higher on Tuesday, even as crude oil resumed its slide. General Motors rose after reporting stronger sales, and Biogen, a biotech company, soared following news that its drug for Alzheimer's disease...
  • Private sector added 208,000 net new jobs in November, ADP says

    Private sector added 208,000 net new jobs in November, ADP says
    American companies added 208,000 net new jobs in November, posting another solid though slightly disappointing month of labor market gains, payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Wednesday. The figure was down from an upwardly revised 233,000...
  • Boot camp-style schools teach code to career switchers

    Boot camp-style schools teach code to career switchers
    A year ago, Peggy Fox was analyzing grades and other data on student performance for Chicago Public Schools in a grant-funded position that was about to expire. Now Fox, 28, of Lincoln Square, is a month out of a 19-week computer programming "boot camp"...
  • Risky bonds prove costly for Chicago Public Schools

    Risky bonds prove costly for Chicago Public Schools
    Fresh from the world of high-stakes trading, David Vitale arrived at Chicago Public Schools a decade ago with a plan to transform the way it borrowed money. With the district thirsty for cheap cash, plain old municipal bonds weren't good enough anymore,...
  • Escaping the deficit trap

    Escaping the deficit trap
    Governor-elect Larry Hogan didn't even have a chance to finish his thank-you tour before getting a nasty budget surprise: The state's deficit for the coming year has jumped from $400 million to $600 million, and it's on a course to hit $1 billion by 2020....
  • AT&T hiring for 175 jobs in South Florida

    AT&T hiring for 175 jobs in South Florida
    AT&T has 300 job openings statewide, including some 175 retail, call center and wire technician positions in South Florida. During 2014, AT&T hired for more than 1,100 new jobs — and filled over 2,000 jobs in Florida in 2014, with the majority...
  • California's shrinking workforce has troubling implications

    By many measures, the state economy is looking strong: California employers are adding jobs faster than the rest of the country, and the unemployment rate has fallen steadily since 2010, when it hit a record 12.4%. So why have so many people stopped...