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Chips Manufacturing: Building Careers and Success in DuPage County

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When Ron Schlager knocked on the door of Chips Manufacturing in West Chicago on a hot day in August, little did he know what a good day it would turn out to be. Schlager is the Employer Outreach Supervisor for the DuPage County Workforce Development Division (WDD), and on that particular day he’d dropped off information about the various free business services offered by the WDD.

The next day, his phone rang. It was the owner of Chips Manufacturing, Jim Jett, excited about the ways the two organizations could work together. (more…)

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The View from the Recruiting Seat: HR Pros Give Their Perspective

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The economic recovery has been slow and uneven, and it often seems difficult to get a sense of what’s happening with the economy. To shed a little light on the economic situation in DuPage County, human resources professionals at several DuPage companies have kindly provided their outlook for hiring.

Additionally, to help those who are currently seeking employment, those same HR pros also provided some expert job search advice. (more…)

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The Smart Card Revolution, Right Here in DuPage County

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Smart cards are coming. Even if you don’t currently have a smart card, you may have seen one: they look like a regular credit card, but have a visible computer chip embedded in it. The major credit card companies are all moving toward smart cards, and retailers have an October 01, 2015 deadline to adopt smart card readers for their transactions.

Additionally, members of congress including Representative Peter Roskam and U.S. Senator Mark Kirk, recently introduced legislation that aims to protect seniors from identity theft and combat Medicare waste by using a Common Access Card. These cards would be similar to those issued by the Department of Defense, and would use smart chip technology.

Well, did you know that the fourth largest card manufacturer in the United States is located right here in DuPage County? (more…)

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