Greater Peoria Economic Development Council

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The country’s low unemployment rate is challenging companies seeking workers with specific skills. The Labor Department says the nation’s May unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, an 18-year low. The metropolitan Peoria rate is 4.1 percent.

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The Greater Peoria Economic Development Council will have a new executive director at the helm in the new year.

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Three regional groups got together yesterday to compare and share notes about the strength and diversity of the local economy. 

Peoria area workers at Caterpillar and other companies who suddenly find themselves out of work will be getting help finding employment in the region.

Peoria area workers at Caterpillar and other companies who suddenly find themselves out of work will be getting help finding employment in the region.