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Archive for February, 2014

IL Unions, Nonprofits Want Higher Caregiver Pay

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Nonprofit workers, union leaders and groups representing the developmentally disabled are making a push at the Illinois state Capitol for higher caregiver wages.

What supporters are calling the “Care Campaign” will deliver 10,000 postcards to Gov. Pat Quinn’s office Tuesday. They’ll urge him to support legislation increasing wages for caregivers at community nonprofits supported by state funds.

Springfield Supermarkets Expected to Hire Hundreds

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Springfield-area supermarkets are expected to hire hundreds of workers in the next few months, raising hopes that it will ease unemployment.

The State Journal-Register in Springfield reports that there’ll be openings for full- and part-time positions for everything from checkout clerks to pharmacy technicians.