It’s been two years since the Great Recession officially ended. But you couldn’t tell it from the bleak numbers tucked inside the government’s monthly jobs reports. Read more.
So far, this is just another summer for Ellen Guirl. She’s working part time at Village Green, she’s helping her mother in the garden, she’s doing odd jobs for neighbors and her grandmother.
In August, however, it will be different. This year, she won’t go back to Urbana-Champaign and prepare for the fall semester. Instead, she’ll be living at home, college degree in hand and — unless serendipity strikes on the employment front — a job nowhere on the horizon. Read more.
The right clothes may not get you a job, but they can lose you one.
Choosing what to wear for a job interview or job fair can vex even the most experienced professional, but representatives from area employment agencies say the best thing to do is find a happy medium between comfort and the company’s expectations for its employees. Read more.
Illinois has three equally undesirable options to rebuild its stricken trust fund for unemployment insurance, which is afloat only because of a $2.2 billion government loan. Read more.
If Kathleen Cantarelli’s job search remains unsuccessful through November, she will have used every one of the 99 weeks of unemployment benefits offered through a patchwork of tiers passed by Congress. Read more.