While J.B. Pritzker has not released a detailed tax plan of his own, reasonable cost estimates suggest the tax hike required to pay for the candidate’s spending promises would require doubling Illinois’ state income tax rate and cost the state an estimated 132,000 jobs and $31.3 billion in forgone GDP.View Report
The collar counties were hit hardest by mass layoffs in July.
Cook and Lake counties had the greatest number of mass layoffs in April 2017, with most of the jobs lost coming from the service and hospitality sectors.
Numbers from the March WARN report show that employers in Illinois across various industries laid off 2,573 workers; 267 of the layoffs were in manufacturing.
February saw the worst WARN report in seven months, with nearly 250 of the jobs lost coming from the manufacturing sector.
Numbers from the January 2017 Illinois WARN report show most of the mass layoffs were in the service industry.
Latest WARN report sees almost all mass layoff announcements come from Cook County.
Employers in the Land of Lincoln announced 650 mass layoffs in November, according to the November edition of the Illinois Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN, report. This report marks the first time since July 2015 that there wasn’t single mass-layoff announcement in the manufacturing sector. The types of jobs lost were spread across...
More than half of the month’s jobs losses occurred in the manufacturing sector.
September WARN report shows 790 mass layoffs, including 128 in manufacturing.
August records summer-high job losses, including 495 in manufacturing.