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2015 Department Resolutions

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Gladson is Hiring!

Associate Account Manager | Content Production Coder | Fulfillment Assistant

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Current Available Internships

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If you are interested in applying for a position at Metra, please send your cover letter which must include the position title, your resume and salary history to:


Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

Metra / 547 W. Jackson Blvd. / Chicago, IL 60661

Exciting Announcement from the Legionnaire Insurance Trust

We are excited to announce two great changes to LegionCare , your No-Cost AD& Program

Starting right now and for enrollments after 1/1/2015, anyone enrolled in LegionCare will be covered for as long as they maintain their membership in The American Legion. This new "one and done" approach will save from needing to re-enroll every 5 years. The LegionCare program will continue to cover you for $1,000 of AD&D coverage plus provide the added benefit of up to $5,000 if the accidental loss occurs when on "official Legion business."*

We want you to know too, LegionCare is now available to all members of the Legion Family including the American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion members 18 years and older. The Legionnaire Insurance Trust has been working hard to provide valuable benefits to your entire family and we look forward to continuing to serve veterans' insurance needs.

To enroll, please visit now.

*Bonus benefit for Legion business travel in not available in MN and NH.


Job opportunity for people with disabilities

We are in search for 6 experienced sewers to work in Bedford Park, Ford City Shopping Center. It is public transportation accessible.

Candidates must have previous sewing experience, regardless of a professional or in an amateur capacity. They will be trained to operate a single needle and surge machine.

They must be able to pass a background/drug test. Candidates with a criminal background will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Theft related and violent offenses will not be accepted.

Pay: union based pay of $10.00/hr
Shift: 2nd shift from 3:40pm - 2:00am
Start Date: asap

Please send resumes to:

  Jian Kim
Case Manager/Adult Employment Specialist
4753 N Broadway, Ste 700
Chicago, IL 60640-4995

Phone: (773) 293-8454
Fax: (773) 561-1396
Web: Web: Asian Human Services Inc./


Smithfield Farmland in Monmouth, IL is looking for Motivated Employees with Good Worth Ethic to join our Team!!

Production rates range from $15.20 - $18.65 upon qualification.

Visit to learn more and apply.

Outstanding Benefit Package including:

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Prescription Drug Program
Advancement Opportunities
36 Hour Weekly Guarantee
Tuition Reimbursement & Scholarship Program
Company Paid and Supplemental Life Insurance
  401K Program
Employee Assistant Program
10 Paid Holidays
Paid Vacation
Bonus Opportunities

Pre-Placement background check and drug screening required. All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and lawfully authorized to work in the United States in order to be considered for employment with Smithfield Foods.
All Applicants Must Be Willing to Work Any Shift Needed.

Smithfield Foods is an EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

Titan Security is now hiring in Chicago and neighboring suburbs. Please see this Titan PDF for jobs that are available.

All interested candidates must apply online at:

Thirst for more? Driven to win? Come and learn what it takes to put the planet's favorite beverages in the hands of consumers all over the world!

Driver Merchandiser/Delivery Driver
$5000 Sign-on Bonus

See Flyer for Job Description, Qualifications and Location(PDF)

Retirement Planner: Special Extra Earnings For Military Service

Source: Social Security Administration

Since 1957, if you had military service earnings for active duty (including active duty for training), you paid Social Security taxes on those earnings. Since 1988, inactive duty service in the Armed Forces reserves (such as weekend drills) has also been covered by Social Security.

Under certain circumstances, special extra earnings for your military service from 1957 through 2001 can be credited to your record for Social Security purposes. These extra earnings credits may help you qualify for Social Security or increase the amount of your Social Security benefit.

Special extra earnings credits are granted for periods of active duty or active duty for training. Special extra earnings credits are not granted for inactive duty training.

If your active military service occurred

From 1957 through 1967, we will add the extra credits to your record when you apply for Social Security benefits.
From 1968 through 2001, you do not need to do anything to receive these extra credits. The credits were automatically added to your record.
After 2001, there are no special extra earnings credits for military service.

Note: In January 2002, Public Law 107-117, the Defense Appropriations Act, stopped the special extra earnings that have been credited to military service personnel. Military service in calendar year 2002 and future years no longer qualifies for these special extra earnings credits

How You Get Credit For Special Extra Earnings

The information that follows applies only to active duty military service earnings from 1957 through 2001. Here's how the special extra earnings are credited on your record:
Service in 1957 Through 1977

You are credited with $300 in additional earnings for each calendar quarter in which you received active duty basic pay. Service in 1978 through 2001

For every $300 in active duty basic pay, you are credited with an additional $100 in earnings up to a maximum of $1,200 a year. If you enlisted after September 7, 1980, and didn't complete at least 24 months of active duty or your full tour, you may not be able to receive the additional earnings.

Check with Social Security for details.



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