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Dole’s Clark County plant. Staff photo by Bill Lackey

Dole to add 138 jobs as part of $9M expansion

A $9 million expansion at Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. will lead to 138 new jobs at its Springfield plant over the next three years.The deal will generate an additional $3.2 million in annual payroll and retain about 600 jobs. The Springfield plant beat out a Dole site in North Carolina ...

A dalmation keeps watch over a team of horses from the Express Clydesdales. The team took  part in the 15th annual Holiday in the City which drew a crowd to downtown Springfield Saturday. The event, which featured strolling carolers, carriage rides and activities for children concluded with the Grand Illumination and a fireworks display.  LISA POWELL / STAFF

Holiday in the City 2013

The 15th Holiday in the City was held Saturday in downtown Springfield, providing a festive atmosphere for those in search of some holiday fun.

Four Things That Can Send Your Resume into the Trash

You may be the perfect fit for a job -- but a hiring manager is never going to find that out if he trashes your resume after a mere glance. Even in this age of online professional networking, a great resume is still the foundation of a successful job search.   ...

5 Small Changes to Help You Love the Job You Have

Many people have ambivalent feelings about their jobs. Work is a place they go to, do some chores at, and then come home from, without feeling like they’ve grown personally or professionally, or have made a real difference in the world. Fortunately, it doesn’t take a lot of effort to ...

5 Questions You Need to Ask Your Boss Today

Have you asked your boss any good questions lately? Your boss can be an excellent source of useful information -- insights into the company’s goals and culture, for example -- or an inspiration for you and your career. You have to ask the right questions, though. Here are five questions ...

Jobs With the Most Punishing Workloads

Think you're putting in long hours? The compensation experts at PayScale have put together a list of the jobs with the longest work weeks so you can see how your schedule stacks up. Many of the longest work weeks are in the field of oil extraction, which is seeing a ...

5 Gadgets Successful People Can't Live Without

Once you've got your smartphone and tablet computer set up, you may feel like you've got all the gadgets you need. But there are lots of other handy items that successful people tap to make their lives more productive. Here are five gadgets successful people say they can't live without. ...

5 Things You Have to Do to Get the Corner Office

Some people inherit their leadership roles, but most people have to work for them. If you've got your eye on the coveted corner office, here's what it will take to get there. Have a plan. Whether it's a plan for your career, a plan for your business, or a plan ...

Champaign County is working with KTH Parts Industries on a proposal to add about 12 jobs and and complete a multi-million dollar expansion of their facility in Johnson Twp. If the deal moves forward, the company could complete a $5 to $8.5 million expansion at their facility and invest between $18 million and $28 million in machinery and equipment at the site. Bill Lackey/Staff

KTH to add jobs, $471K to payroll

KTH Parts Industries — a Honda supplier that’s already one of Champaign County’s largest employers — is expanding again with a plan that will invest more than $28 million in the business and add at least 12 new jobs.The company will add $471,700 in payroll with the 12 new full-time ...

Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Looking for a New Job

There are many ways to give yourself the best odds when you’re looking for a job -- and just as many ways to ruin them. Here are five common mistakes that people make that keep them from getting the job of their dreams. Apply Without a Plan If you don’t ...

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