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Two Illinois lawmakers have proposed a plan to offer tax credits to biotechnology businesses in hopes of boosting agricultural jobs in central Illinois.

The Decatur Herald & Review reports the legislation, introduced by state senators Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) and Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill), would provide incentives to produce and sell new renewable products made from biomass and other renewable sources.

Manar says the state is strategically poised to lead the development of new renewable products.

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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.

ADP

Illinois added 8,200 private sector jobs in July. That’s according to a report by human resources management firm ADP.  

The report says Illinois added 8,800 service sector jobs in July.  The total number was pulled down by a loss of 600 jobs in areas such as manufacturing, mining and construction.  

Dollar General Chooses Janesville For Distribution Center

Sep 11, 2015
city of Janesville

Janesville is projected to get hundreds of warehouse jobs in the next several years.

According to a news release, Dollar General has negotiated an agreement with officials to open a new distribution center in the city.

A financing package still needs approval by the Janesville City Council.

Dollar General wants to employ over 550 full-time workers over the next few years.

The company selected Wisconsin after eyeing two other Midwest locations.

Illinois Department of Employment Security

Unemployment rates in Illinois metro areas declined for the fifth straight month in August.

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