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Hiring momentum builds, expected to continue

A year ago, a false start in business hiring came to a sudden end when the economy started to slow. But experts believe the nascent hiring boom has a better chance of weathering the economic headwinds this time around. Get the full story »

Job fair for veterans coming to Chicago next week

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching an initiative called “Hiring our Heroes” next Thursday with a job fair in Chicago — the first of 100 job fairs for veterans across the country. Get the full story »

Winston & Strawn expands to Houston

Winston & Strawn has expanded its legal practice to Houston, where it recruited several lawyers away from a law firm that shut down this week.

Winston said Thursday that it has added more than 40 lawyers from Howrey, a national law firm that has been torn apart by partner departures over the last several months. The remaining Howrey partners voted to dissolve the firm on Tuesday. Get the full story »

Deere accused of systematic sex bias in hiring

From BusinessWeek | Moline-based Deere & Co., the world’s largest maker of agricultural equipment, was accused in an amended lawsuit of systematically discriminating against women seeking entry-level positions.

Silicon Valley Bank makes Chicago hire

Silicon Valley Bank has hired John Hoesley, a board member of the Illinois Venture Capital Association, to run its Midwest private equity and venture capital services group in Chicago. Get the full story »

W. House: Jobs data shows Obama policies work

White House economist Austan Goolsbee said on Friday the February jobs report showed President Barack Obama’s policies were working to improve the economy, but he said more needed to be done to create jobs.

“We will continue to work with Congress to find ways to reduce spending, but not at the expense of derailing progress in the job market,” Goolsbee said in a statement. Get the full story »

Home Depot to hire 2,000 seasonal workers here

Employees at a Home Depot in Evanston. (Tribune photo)

Home Depot will be hiring 2,000 seasonal workers in the Chicago area in advance of what the Atlanta-based retailer calls its “Spring Black Friday.”

Home Depot has about 60 stores in Chicago and the suburbs. The addition of the seasonal workers will help free up regular store associates to wait on customers, but the seasonal employees will be trained on customer service, basic product knowledge and where to find items in the store.

The 2,000 seasonal workers in Chicago are part of the retailer’s plans to hire more than 60,000 such employees nationwide for spring, which is the busiest time for the home improvement industry. Get the full story »

Potash to add more execs at Saskatoon office

From the Calgary Herald | Potash Corp. announced Monday it will boost its head office contingent in Saskatoon from 209 employees to 300 by the end of 2013 as part of its “pledge to Saskatchewan.”

Citadel hires CEO of New York’s Chapdelaine & Co.

From Bloomberg News | Chicago-based firm Citadel LLC has hired the CEO of New York-based bond broker Chapdelaine & Co. and plans to add about 30 employees from Chapdelaine’s defunct credit unit.

Google to hire more than 6,200 this year

Google plans to hire more than 6,200 workers this year in the biggest expansion yet by the Internet’s most profitable company. Get the full story »

Firms with hiring plans highest in a decade

Industry economists say the U.S. economic recovery is gaining strength, with more firms expressing positive hiring plans than in over a decade.

A new survey from the National Association for Business Economics finds that economists are more hopeful about overall economic growth, the job market and demand for companies’ products and services by many measures than they have been since the start of the Great Recession. Get the full story »

Urban Partnership Bank makes real estate hire

Urban Partnership Bank, the successor to failed ShoreBank, said Levoi Brown, 33, formerly an asset management director with General Electric Real Estate, has joined the South Side bank as the new director of commercial real estate.

Brown will be responsible for Urban’s commercial and multi-family real estate portfolio in Chicago, Cleveland, and Detroit. He reports to Urban Chief Executive William Farrow. Get the full story »

U.S. Trust adds five advisers in Chicago, Texas

U.S. Trust, a private banking unit of Bank of America, continued last year’s hiring spree on Monday as it added five financial advisers in Chicago and Texas.

The New York-based unit added Lisa Adelstein as a private client adviser in Chicago as well as Jay Bartley and Elizabeth Elgie as advisers in Fort Worth, Texas. U.S. Trust also added adviser Jason Garcia in Dallas and Michael Rogala in Houston. Get the full story »

Ford plans to hire 7,000 U.S. workers by 2012

Ford Motor Co. says it will add more than 7,000 workers in the U.S. over the next two years as it begins producing several new vehicles. Get the full story »

Northern Trust hires back-office specialist

Chicago-based Northern Trust Corp. has hired one of London’s most experienced operations professionals at a time of increasing focus by trading firms on their post-trade costs. Get the full story »