CHICAGO — Unemployment rates in Illinois fell in 12 metro areas from where they were a year ago — including in both Champaign and Danville — according to preliminary data released this week.
The numbers come from the Illinois Department of Employment Security and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Q: Can an employer make you work on a holiday, like Thanksgiving or Christmas Day? If you do work on a holiday, don't they have to pay you overtime?
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CHAMPAIGN — Six salaried positions have been eliminated at Clifford-Jacobs Forging in Champaign, the company announced Friday.
“All reductions were in the salaried ranks and included two due to retirement and a remaining temporary position in the office,” said Jeff Baker, the human resources manager at Clifford-Jacobs.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department reported Thursday that fewer Americans sought unemployment aid last week, fresh evidence that companies are confident enough in the economy to hold onto their workers.
MONTICELLO — The city of Monticello could have a new mayor sometime Wednesday evening.
CHAMPAIGN — Scotty's Brewhouse, which has a host of restaurants centered around Indianapolis, announced today that it will open its first Illinois location this spring at the Carriage Center in south Champaign.
URBANA — State budget problems continue to take their toll at the University of Illinois, with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences informing departments today that they must cut spending by about 5 percent mid-year.
The cuts were announced Friday morning at a meeting of department executive officers in the college — the largest on campus — The News-Gazette has learned.
CHAMPAIGN — The newly merged Kraft Heinz will eliminate an undisclosed number of jobs at its Champaign plant as it moves cheese production to other facilities.