jobs en Retailers Prepare for Holiday Hires <p>Halloween is still weeks away, but many retailers are already planning to make new hires for the holiday shopping season. John Challenger is CEO of the <a href="" target="_blank">job placement firm Challenger, Gray, and Christmas</a>. He says retailers are adding employees for the anticipated crush of shoppers: Mon, 08 Oct 2012 11:28:37 +0000 WNIJ 19519 at Retailers Prepare for Holiday Hires Grafton carp-plant project gets $1.9 million state boost <p>Developers of an Asian carp-processing plant in the Mississippi River town of Grafton are getting $1.9 million in help from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for the project.</p><p>That includes a $1.4 million low-interest loan to American Heartland Fish Products, with the remaining money for infrastructure improvements related to the plant.</p><p>Grafton, with about 700 residents, is located about 40 miles northeast of St. Louis.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 15:47:01 +0000 WNIJ 14634 at Chrysler adding 1800 jobs in Belvidere <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Chrysler&#39;s decision to produce the new Dodge Dart in northern Illinois will result in a wave of new jobs.&nbsp; The automaker formally told workers at Belvidere assembly&nbsp;plant Thursday that it plans to add nearly 1800 jobs at the facility by the end of the summer.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 23:34:43 +0000 Mike Moen 6323 at Chrysler adding 1800 jobs in Belvidere