Illinois is slated to lose 956 jobs, according to the monthly Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act report from July.
The U.S. economy added 255,000 jobs in July, while the unemployment rate remained at 4.9 percent, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
Amazon.com announced Tuesday it will open a new warehouse in Romeoville expected to create 600 new jobs.
The Illinois unemployment rate fell to 6.2 percent in June, while the state lost a net 2,200 jobs last month, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) said Thursday.
The U.S. Department of Labor is set to award the Illinois Migrant Council more than $1.3 million to assist seasonal farmworkers.
A proposed ordinance to establish mandatory paid sick leave in Cook County is under consideration by board members.
The U.S. economy added a better-than-expected 287,000 jobs in June, according to economists who had predicted jobs increasing by about 180,000.
From paid sick days to regulations on popular sharing services like Airbnb and Uber, Progress Illinois rounds up highlights from Wednesday's Chicago City Council meeting.
Chicago workers burst into cheers Thursday after a city council committee advanced legislation to make earned paid sick leave a requirement in the Windy City.