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    Manufacturing Adds 38,000 Jobs Despite Overall Employment Loss

    The employment rate for manufacturing increased slightly from November, as it added 39,000 jobs in total last month compared to 35,000 in November. Most December layoffs were in the leisure and hospitality sector, which lost 498,000 jobs.

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    62% of Illinois Manufacturers Feel Less Confident with Joe Biden as President

    “Under Vice President Biden, Manufacturing Stagnated Across our Country and in Illinois.” SCHAUMBURG, IL – According to a recent survey by the Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA), 62% of Illinois manufacturers have less confidence in their business outlook under a Joe Biden presidency—fearing more taxes and regulations.  

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    Beware of fraudulent unemployment claims

    There has been a drastic increase in the number of fraudulent unemployment claims affecting Illinois employers, including some TMA members. According Sedgwick CMS, there is little employees can do to protect themselves against the criminals filing the imposter claims, using personal information they obtain via the dark web. 

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TMA offers members strategic training and education programs designed to develop their workforce and meet the needs of today's manufacturers.

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