Another 1.3 million workers sought unemployment last week, according to the Department of Labor.
Minority workers in Illinois were nearly twice as likely to lose their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic than whites. Staffing experts Tom Kosnik and Sasha Ongtengco share their insight into the jobs landscape for minorities.
While the jobless rate was down from 13.3% in May, it is still at a Depression-era level. And the data was gathered during the second week of June, just before a number of states began to reverse or suspend the reopenings of their economies to try to beat back the virus.
In addition to the VWHC, Walmart introduced the Military Spouse Career Connection on Veterans Day in 2018 to provide employment opportunities for military families.
Positions include sanitation specialist, a job created by the coronavirus pandemic.
Delivery services and grocery store chains are among those in need of help.
The number of laid-off workers who applied for unemployment benefits fell to 1.48 million last week, the 12th straight drop and a sign that layoffs are slowing but are still at a painfully high level.
Despite the communal feeling of economic woe, there are thousands of job openings across Chicago.
The roles are part of the company’s seasonal hiring effort, with both full- and part-time opportunities.
The latest figure from the Labor Department marks the 11th straight weekly decline in applications since they peaked at nearly 7 million in March.
Target is permanently increasing its minimum wage to $15 an hour beginning July 5.
Alex Morton dishes out some helpful tips for landing a job right away in a difficult economy.
About 1.5 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that many Americans are still losing their jobs even as the economy appears to be slowly recovering with more businesses partially reopening.
A professor at the University of Chicago claims the city could have saved the same number of lives from the coronavirus with a smaller shutdown that would have killed far fewer jobs.
U.S. employers laid off 7.7 million workers in April _ a sign of just how deep the economic hole is after the closure of thousands of offices, restaurants, stores and schools during the pandemic.
Chief Executive Bernard Looney said that the cuts will affect office-based roles in BP’s global workforce of 70,000 people and come mostly this year.
Andy Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas joins GDC to provide his take on the U.S. jobs report for May.
Brookfield Zoo is cutting 56 full time positions as its facilities remain closed.
Factories and stores are reopening, economies are reawakening – but many jobs just aren’t coming back.
The U.S. unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in May to 13.3% — still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression — as states loosened their coronavirus lockdowns and businesses began recalling workers.