On the Job
Have your CDL or thinking of getting one to enter the field of trucking? Take a look at Trucker Classifieds for nationwide job postings, industry-related information and news.
Job prospects for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers with the proper training are projected to be favorable. Because of truck drivers’ difficult lifestyle and time spent away from home, many companies have trouble finding and retaining qualified long-haul drivers. Employment of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average of all occupations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a summary of occupational requirements and forecasts for job growth.
It’s a question often asked: Am I entitled to the monetary equivalent of my vacation earned when I leave a job? The answer is outlined in the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act.
“Unless otherwise provided in a collective bargaining agreement, whenever a contract of employment or employment policy provides for paid vacations, and an employee resigns or is terminated without having taken all vacation time earned in accordance with such contract of employment or employment policy, the monetary equivalent of all earned vacation shall be paid to him or her as part of his or her final compensation at his or her final rate of pay and no employment contract or employment policy shall provide for forfeiture of earned vacation time upon separation.”
Two key pieces to provide are the company policy and past pay stubs noting vacation used/remaining.
Power Employment Workshop
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Hanover Park Branch, Schaumburg Township District Library
1266 Irving Park Road, Hanover Park, IL 60133
Professionals from Illinois workNet will offer expert guidance on finding a job in today’s market. Subjects covered include writing resumes and cover letters, effective interview skills.
Registration is required. Please arrive on time. For more information, call 847-923-3473.