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Navistar confirms that it will move HQ to Lisle

Navistar representatives, along with roughly a dozen Illinois officials, announced plans this morning to move the manufacturing company’s headquarters to Lisle, retaining thousands of jobs in DuPage County.

“I’ve got one thing to say. Illinois is Navistar country,” said Gov Pat Quinn. “We believe in Navistar.”

Navistar President Dan Ustian added that the project would create about 500 engineering jobs right away. Get the full story »

Future hiring will mainly benefit the high-skilled

Whenever companies start hiring freely again, job-seekers with specialized skills and education will have plenty of good opportunities. Others will face a choice: Take a job with low pay — or none at all. Get the full story »

Daley emphasizes job growth in annual speech

Mayor Richard Daley sounded like a politician who’s going to run for re-election as he delivered his annual State of the City speech, said several aldermen who heard it today. Throughout the 40-minute talk, Daley touched on future improvements he thinks are important for Chicago’s success in areas of job growth and education.

Job openings rise to highest level in 16 months

Associated Press | Job openings jumped in April by the most in 16 months, a sign that
hiring by private employers is healthy despite last week’s disappointing
jobs report. The Labor Department says the number of jobs advertised at
the end of April rose to 3.1 million from 2.8 million in March. That’s
the most openings since December 2008.

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Chicago area jobless rate rises at slower pace

Jobs-Wit-Web.jpgJob seekers outside the Wit hotel in Chicago on April 12, 2010. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune)

By Sandra M. Jones
The unemployment rate rose in the Chicago area in April, but at a slower
pace, providing a glimmer of hope that the job market is improving.

The jobless rate in metropolitan Chicago rose to 10.7 percent in April,
compared to 9.8 percent in April 2009, according to a report released
Thursday from the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The
figures are not seasonally adjusted.

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