manufacturing http://peoriapublicradio.org en 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 August unemployment down from July, but up year-over-year http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/august-unemployment-down-july-year-over-year <div>Unemployment claims for the greater Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area were down July to August. But year to year unemployment grew.</div><div> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:37:09 +0000 Tanya Koonce 12525 at http://peoriapublicradio.org August unemployment down from July, but up year-over-year Peoria area unemployment rate increases in June http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-area-unemployment-rate-increases-june <div>Temporary layoffs in the manufacturing sector are taking a toll on the area’s unemployment rate. The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports eight-point-eight percent of people living in the Metropolitan Statistical Area filed unemployment claims in June. That’s up nearly one-percent from the same time last year. It’s also an increase from the rate in May.&nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:28:10 +0000 Denise Molina 9425 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria area unemployment rate increases in June Veterans’ jobs fair held at Excel Foundry http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/veterans-jobs-fair-held-excel-foundry <p>More than 30,000 manufacturing jobs are available in Illinois, according to officials at the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The department hosted an event Wednesday at Excel Foundry and Machine in Pekin to help veterans connect with area-manufacturing employers.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 00:45:37 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4929 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Veterans’ jobs fair held at Excel Foundry