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Illinois Job Cuts

Layoffpalooza? Illinois Could Lose 1,800 Jobs By March

Posted 02.09.2012 | Chicago

Obligated by the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act to inform the state of planned job cuts, sixteen companies have submitted re...

Unemployment Rises To 10.3 Percent

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois' unemployment rate rose to 10.3 percent in June. That's the highest rate since 1983, and it's up from 10.1 percent in May. ...

Exelon Laying Off 500

Crain's Chicago Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Exelon Corp. plans to cut about 500 jobs and is reworking the duties of several executives, the company said Thursday....

Loyola Hospital System Cutting 440 Jobs

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

MAYWOOD, Ill. (AP) -- Loyola University Health System says it's eliminating 443 positions in the west Chicago suburb of Maywood because an increasing ...

State Jobless Rate Hits 9.1 Percent, Highest In 23 Years

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois' unemployment rate hit 9.1 percent in March, the highest it's been in almost 24 years. That compares to 8.6 percent last mon...

Over 20 Illinois Firms Warn Of Massive Layoffs

Chicago Tribune | Becky Yerak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

More than 20 companies alerted the state in March that they plan plant closure or "mass" layoffs, putting nearly 2,500 workers out of work....

Unemployment Money To Increase For Illinois' Jobless

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- As jobless rates climb toward record highs, Illinois residents looking for work will see an extra $25 a week in unemployment...

State Could Lose Nearly 150,000 Jobs This Year: Study

Crain's Chicago Business | Paul Merrion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois could lose another 147,200 jobs this year on top of the 100,700 jobs it lost in 2008, according to a new study released Friday. [...] Illinoi...

Economic Crisis: Lay Offs Highest Since '01

Crain's Chicago Business | Monée Fields-White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois companies cut their payrolls in November by the greatest number of jobs in about seven years, while unemployment stayed at a 15-year high, go...

Illinois Unemployment Rising

Chicago Tribune | James P. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Unemployment in Illinois continued to track well above the national average in August, as the number of job-seekers climbed and employers continued to...