We have good news and bad news for the unemployed and underemployed this Labor Day: the
The bad news is that Illinois’s unemployment rate is still exceptionally high as of July 2012—8.9 percent—six points above the national average of 8.3 percent, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
This doesn’t factor in all those folks who have given up looking for work because they think no jobs are available to them.
So on my daily walk I strolled past U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski’s (IL-3) service office on 95th Street in Oak Lawn. You can learn a lot reading Congressman Lipinski’s window. For example, did you know that the nation’s wealthy are stashing their money into “pirate banks?”
But the good congressman also had a couple of job ads posted there, which I ran over in my pajamas to copy at 1:45 a.m.
So in honor of those want a full-time job but have given up looking for work, for the unemployed and underemployed this Labor Day, here are some local places that are hiring. Good luck.
Military veterans are especially encouraged to apply to become train conductors. The ad on Congressman Lipinski’s window didn’t mention which railroad line. The job pays $17.95 per hour. Send resumes to JGrant@eesforjobs.com or call 708-223-8629.
Sears is filling “non-seasonal” positions. Contact Jihan Gonzalez in human resources in Chicago Ridge at Jihan.Gonzalez@searshc.com or give her a call at 708-346-8081. For more career opportunities working for Sears Holdings, visit sears.com/careers.
Park Lawn has several positions open for those interested in working with adults with developmental disabilities from drivers and direct services to job coaches and trainers. Visit Park Lawn for more information about career opportunities.
Meyer Tool and Manufacturing, Inc.
Meyer specializes in the “design and manufacture of cryogenics, vacuum and pressure equipment for scientific and commercial applications.” The company three positions open for a project manager, journeyman machinist and welder. The jobs offer benefits, a 401K and job security. Visit Meyer’s website for more information. To apply, email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.