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The Illinois unemployment rate increased slightly in June while nonfarm payrolls increased by nearly 9,000 jobs.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security reported the preliminary data Thursday from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Unemployment inched up 0.1 percentage point in June to settle at 4.7 percent.

Employment Security Director Jeff Mays also revised May job-growth numbers up sharply. They were reported at just over 11,000 new jobs rather than 2,400 as earlier reported.

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A state representative will lead a workshop Tuesday at DeKalb's Goodwill on the process of getting jobs with the state.

The event will cover the application process, which jobs are currently available, and how to make sense of the position titles and descriptions.

Andrea Kuzniar, with Goodwill, says the workshop is meant to provide assistance to a variety of people.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order Monday to create the Illinois Competitiveness Council, which will review numerous state regulations -- particularly those that pertain to private enterprise.

Rauner believes state rules stand in the way of entrepreneurs who want to develop and expand their business.  

"Over the last 15 years, Illinois has added 5,000 pages of legislation, thousands of new rules and regulations," Rauner said. "Now, many of these rules and regulations are well-intentioned, but they have unintended consequences that do more damage than good."  

UPS Set To Hire 1,000 Employees In Rockford Area

Oct 5, 2015
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UPS announced Monday it will be hiring more than 1,000 seasonal workers in the Rockford area.

The company is hiring at the Rockford Air Facility. 

According to a news release, the company will be offering a number of positions with the following starting wages:

  • Pre-loaders: $10.10/hour
  • Package handlers: $11.76/hour
  • Package delivery drivers: $19.58/hour
  • Tractor-trailer drivers: $27/hour

Although these positions are seasonal, UPS says it can be a way for workers to get their foot in the door. 

BorgWarner To Expand Operations In Dixon

Aug 14, 2014
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BorgWarner is expanding its operations in Dixon, Illinois.

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