While Auto-Parts Maker Shifts Production to West Suburbs, Chicago Employers to Lay Off 1,000
By Kevin Robinson in News on May 7, 2010 7:00PM
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While St. Charles will gain 250 jobs, a dozen Chicago-area business have notified the state that they will be laying off nearly 1,000 workers in coming months. The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires employers to give 60 days notice of layoffs.
The job losses include:
- The Sears Schaumburg Parts Distribution Center, affecting 84 employees, and 86 employees at the Chicago offices on 76th and Cicero;
- Material Sciences Corp. in Elk Grove Village will close, shedding 87 jobs;
- Regional Elite Airline Services LLC at Midway Airport will close, costing Chicago 56 jobs;
- Unilever is closing its marketing operations for its deodorant and hair business products, eliminating 192 positions in the Loop.
Of course, earlier today, it was announced that the nation's unemployment rate jumped to 9.9 percent in April even as 290,000 jobs were added.