Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Actuary is the best job of 2013, followed by biomedical engineer and software engineer. Scroll to the right to search your job title.
What’s the best job in the United States in 2013? Actuaries, according to a survey by CareerCast.com, followed by biomedical engineer and software engineer, Wall Street Journal reported. Is your job on the list? What do you like or dislike about your job? Tell us in the comment section below.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
More than 1,200 employees statewide will lose their jobs in coming months, according to local media reports.
Tuesday, March 5
A handful of Cook County companies, including one in Des Plaines, will be closing or have announced mass layoffs, according to notices filled with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development. Those companies include: FreightCar America, Inc. in Danville is expected to layoff the most employees—254—in the state in coming months. The layoffs are expected to begin on April 18 and continue through May 2. Other suburban companies that will be affected by layoffs or closings include: The Illinois Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires employers to provide 60 days advance notice of pending plant closures or mass layoffs, according to the Department of Commerce and Economic Development website.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Crain's Chicago Business is reporting that nearly 1,200 jobs could be lost at the prominent companies.
Thursday, February 7
Nine companies are reportedly preparing for nearly 1,200 layoffs throughout Illinois, including Walgreen's, Kmart and Sun-Times Media, according to Crain's Chicago Business. Deerfield-based Walgreen's will reportedly lay off 65 warehouse workers in west suburban Berkeley while Kmart, part of Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp., plans to lay off 98 employees when it closes a Naperville store in the spring, Crain's reported. Sun-Times Media, publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times and other suburban papers, warns that 274 jobs in Glenview, Tinley Park and Aurora could be eliminated due to consolidation.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Six Flags Great America in Gurnee has scheduled four hiring events. The first will be held Saturday, Feb. 9.
Monday, February 4
Six Flags Great America in Gurnee is hiring more than 3,000 seasonal employees ranging from entry-level to management-level positions including paid internships. Hiring events are scheduled for select Saturdays in February and March from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and candidates are encouraged to apply on-line at www.sixflagsjobs.com prior to arriving. Positions are available in a variety of departments including Guest Relations, Admissions, Rides, Park Services, Retail, Food Service, Security, Paramedics, Landscaping, Games, Aquatics and Entertainment. Team members receive perks such as: • Competitive pay • Free park admission • Private employee events • Reward programs • Scholarships • Flexible …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
No. 6 in our weekly countdown of the most popular stories published on Des Plaines Patch in 2011.
This week we’ll look back at some of the most-read stories published on Des Plaines Patch in 2011. Each day we’ll add to this list of the top 10 stories. On July 19, 2011, the Tuesday after Rivers Casino first opened, Patch put together a roundup of what a variety of news outlets were reporting about Illinois’ 10th gaming venue. Reactions were mixed. Click here to read “What’s Everyone Saying about Rivers Casino Opening.” It’s our No. 6 pick in the countdown of Des Plaines Patch’s top 10 stories of 2011. Earning an honorable mention was a story on the casino job fair, which drew more than 5,000 applicants for the roughly 1000 positions. Related: More stories on Rivers Casino. Go all in; like Des Plaines Patch on Facebook.