Jobs http://peoriapublicradio.org en Illinois DCEO releases blueprint to attract jobs http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-dceo-releases-blueprint-attract-jobs <div>&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the wake of Illinois' slow recovery from the Great Recession, the state's Department of Commerce Economic Opportunity has put together a plan for job growth. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 23:12:12 +0000 Hannah Meisel 25795 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois DCEO releases blueprint to attract jobs Quinn announces regional road, ICC funding http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-announces-regional-road-icc-funding <p>Illinois Central College is getting $1 million in state money for carpet, ceiling and flooring renovations. The money is part of Governor Pat Quinn’s ‘Illinois Jobs Now’ construction program. Quinn also announced $1.5 million in funding for streetscape improvements in Elmwood, and road repair along Route 24 in Kingston mines.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:50:24 +0000 Alex Rusciano 24405 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn announces regional road, ICC funding State funding for Peoria highway facility http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-funding-peoria-highway-facility <div>The Illinois Department of Transportation highway maintenance facilities in Peoria, Wenona, and El Paso are receiving renovations thanks to nearly a half million dollars from the Illinois Jobs Now! construction program. It’s the state’s largest-ever construction program designed to create jobs.&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:10:52 +0000 Tanya Koonce 21269 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State funding for Peoria highway facility October unemployment up one-percent from 2012 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/october-unemployment-one-percent-2012 <p></p><div>The number of people filing unemployment claims increased slightly from September to October. &nbsp;The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports the unemployment rate at 8.7 percent in the Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area. &nbsp;That’s up two-tenths of a percent from September. &nbsp;It’s also a more than one-percent increase from the same time last year.&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:17:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15906 at http://peoriapublicradio.org October unemployment up one-percent from 2012 Quinn to push for another capital construction program http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-push-another-capital-construction-program <p>Illinois&rsquo; largest capital construction program expires next year and Governor Pat Quinn says he hopes to launch a similar program.</p><p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:56:30 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 13387 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn to push for another capital construction program Regional educators, manufacturers talk job skills http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/regional-educators-manufacturers-talk-job-skills <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than 50 school and business officials from Central Illinois attended the annual Manufacturing Educator&rsquo;s Day in Peoria. &nbsp;Area manufacturers stressed the importance of graduating students with the skills to jump in the industry. &nbsp;Lori Laredo is director of operations for East Peoria High School. &nbsp;She says the school is keeping many vocational programs amid cutbacks in state funding:</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:42:31 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13042 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Regional educators, manufacturers talk job skills Bustos announces plans for district-wide economic summit http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bustos-announces-plans-district-wide-economic-summit <p></p><p>17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is moving forward on her campaign priorities to help create jobs and reinvigorate the manufacturing base. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:25:34 +0000 Orko Manna 8511 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bustos announces plans for district-wide economic summit Slight drop in area unemployment http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/slight-drop-area-unemployment <p></p><p>The area’s unemployment rate dropped slightly from April to May. But the rate is up nearly one percent from last May.&nbsp; The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports 7.8 percent of people living in the Metropolitan Statistical Area filed unemployment claims in May. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:13:03 +0000 Orko Manna 8026 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Slight drop in area unemployment Gov. Quinn says he's not worried about state's image http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gov-quinn-says-hes-not-worried-about-states-image <p></p><div>Governor Pat Quinn says other governors trying to poach Illinois companies are all just ``showboating.'' At least five governors, all Republicans, have recently tried to lure away Illinois businesses.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But the Chicago Democrat says he's not worried about Illinois' image.</span></div><div> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:26:31 +0000 Denise Molina 4611 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gov. Quinn says he's not worried about state's image Bustos bill would affect federal contractors http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bustos-bill-would-affect-federal-contractors <p></p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:18:12 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 3856 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bustos bill would affect federal contractors