Thursday, March 7, 2013
Need a job? Know someone who is looking? Check out Patch's weekly online job fair for local job openings.
Welcome to Patch LOCAL JOBS, the go-to source for local employers and job seekers. Several openings crossed our desk this week thanks to local employers who want to hire in the communities they serve. Others we pick up driving around town. If you know of a local job, send it to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The newest location of the hamburger chain might still be under construction, but a big ol' 'Help Wanted' sign is standing in front. Culver's, 9505 S. Kedzie Ave., is accepting applications for all variety of restaurant workers. To apply, visit the company's website and make sure you select Evergreen Park as your desired location. If you know a college age kid who lives in the city and is looking for a great summer…
Monday, October 1, 2012
Spearheaded by a famed Chicago businessman, the march was meant to bring attention to a lack of jobs for blacks in the labor force.
About one thousand marchers shut down Western Avenue Sunday afternoon in an effort to bring attention to what they see as a serious lack of opportunity for black contractors and laborers. The peaceful display was largely jump started by Ed Gardner, 87, a retired Chicago businessman who made millions as the founder of Soft Sheen Hair products. He noticed a lack of black workers in area construction crews and decided it was time to take a stand. Starting at 95th Street and heading north down Western Avenue the street was closed off as the protesters made their way past the currently under-construction retail development which will include a Meijer and Menards. The protests first started last week and organizers said the issue was one that …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
African American civil rights leaders say the lack of black laborers and contractors at a large Evergreen Park retail development needs to be addressed.
On one side of Western Avenue Evergreen Park police officers stood in a line in front of an under-construction retail development. On the other side of the street, holding signs and standing in solidarity, were black contractors, civil rights leaders and supporters. The two sides were lined up at 92nd Street and Western Avenue because Ed Gardner, 87, the famed founder of Soft Sheen hair care, is tired of the lack of construction jobs and contract opportunities for local African Americans. The retail development, which includes a planned Menards and Meijer, might be today's focal point, but the issue is a much larger one. "It cuts at the heart of our kitchen tables," said Bishop Tavis Grant, the National Field Director for the Rainbow Push…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Work has also been going on for several weeks to rebuild Franconello's in Beverly, which burned down last Labor Day.
- Bob Bong
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A Vitamin Shoppe is scheduled to open on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2501 W. 95th St. on the site of the former Theodore’s restaurant. The store will be about 3,500 square feet and is one of three new Vitamin Shoppes to open in Illinois this month. Hours will be Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information, call 708-229-0370 or visit the company online at the Vitamin Shoppe. It was just a year ago that popular eatery Franconello’s Italian Restaurant burned down at 10222 S. Western Ave. in Beverly. Workers have been busy in recent weeks rebuilding the restaurant. Calls to the owner have not been returned, but this message was posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page on July 29: “We are in there …