Buddig to expand Illinois presence

Company chooses Montgomery, Illinois, rather than Indiana by Melanie Jongsma HOMEWOOD, Ill. (January 22, 2018) – Illinois was in tight competition with Indiana to win the latest expansion project by Homewood-based Carl Buddig & Co. Indiana had previously won Buddig’s 2013 project in a similar face-off, citing the proximity to their existing South Holland, Illinois, … Read more

Illinois unemployment rate dips in December

December jobs nearly unchanged information provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security Note: To help connect jobseekers to employers who are hiring, IDES’ maintains the state’s largest job search engine, IllinoisJoblink.com (IJL), which recently showed 62,451 posted resumes with 160,023 jobs available. CHICAGO, Ill. (January 19, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Employment Security … Read more

Illinois employment info

Manufacturing and construction see gains; government and finance see declines; thousands of jobs posted to IllinoisJoblink.com information provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security CHICAGO, Ill. (December 21, 2017) – In November, the three industry sectors with the largest gains in employment were: Professional and Business Services (+6,300) Manufacturing (+2,200) Construction (+2,100) The three … Read more

Governor Rauner slashes filing costs for small businesses

SB 867 rolls back LLC fees in Lansing and throughout Illinois Information provided by State of Illinois CHICAGO, Ill. (December 20, 2017) – Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed legislation that substantially reduces startup, annual filing, and other fees for limited liability companies (LLCs), the organizational structure preferred by many of Illinois’ 1.2 million small businesses. … Read more

Walmart expands in-store pickup, same-day pickup for holiday shoppers

information provided by Walmart LANSING, Ill. (December 8, 2017) – With just weeks left until Christmas and 84 percent of Americans still holiday shopping (according to internal Walmart data as of December 4, 2017), Walmart headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, announced “amped up” in-store pickup for the final days leading up to Christmas. An expanded assortment … Read more