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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Economic Alliance Featured on Kankakee Podcast

From cost of living, to a push for renewable energy, to why we don’t yet have a Portillo’s in Kankakee County, Angela Morrey dives deep into what economic development is and what it means for our area.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

KCC Earns Prestigious Ranking

KCC ranks seventh among all small community colleges in the upcoming 2022 Guide to Military Friendly Schools, published in conjunction with “G.I. Jobs” magazine. In addition, KCC is one of only 14 Illinois community colleges to achieve the Military Friendly® designation for the 2022-23 academic year.

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Friday, February 25, 2022

A Vision for a Brighter World for Tomorrow

Fresh Del Monte is one of the world’s leading vertically integrated producers, marketers and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, as well as leading producer and distributor of fresh produce across the globe. With a production facility located in Kankakee, the site employs roughly 250 people, and exports more than 20 million pounds of produce a year across the Midwest. 

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

DOW named to 2021 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For

Midland, MI – Dow has earned a place on the Great Place to Work® and Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, for the first time, ranking #99. Dow is only one of three manufacturing companies to make the list and is the only materials science company.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Partner Recognition: United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties

Now more than ever, community partners are an integral part of Kankakee County’s resiliance and growth. n 2020, United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties – with our Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley – generated and distributed more than $600,000 for emergency Covid-19 relief. While this work continues, our United Way is mission driven to serve our residential and business community each and every day by investing in the strategic areas of: youth success; economic mobility; and access to health services.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

McKesson Occupying 576,000 SF, Hiring 600 in Manteno for Covid-19 Response Ops

A vacant 576,000-square-foot warehouse in Manteno has found a new occupant and the company is seeking 600 workers. It appears the location, 1125 Sycamore Road, will house the packaging and distribution of supplies connected to COVID-19 pandemic. McKesson Corp., an Irving, Texas-based company, has signed a lease with property owner Cardinal Real Estate of Sherman Oaks, Calif. McKesson is advertising for 600 warehouse workers — specifically material handlers and machine operators — with pay at $17.45 per hour, including benefits. To support the U.S. government’s Operation Warp Speed (OWS), the company, through its centralized distribution network, will be involved with the movement of COVID-19 vaccines and ancillary supplies needed to administer vaccines.

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Monday, August 24, 2020

Community Solar Subscriptions Now Available for Kankakee County Businesses and Residents

As solar developments emerge across Kankakee County and the state, small businesses and residents now have the opportunity to contract with approved vendors of the Illinois Shines program to offset their electric costs and support the State of Illinois’ ambitious renewable energy goals. With a Community Solar subscription, qualified users are able to participate in renewable energy generation and energy cost savings, even if they are unable to have an on‐site system at their home or business.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

New Kankakee County “Career Coach” Tool Matches Residents with Local Jobs and Training

Kankakee Community College has added a free interactive tool to its website that helps students and prospective students find careers that match their interests. The software, called Emsi Career Coach, tailors career options for users based on questions about themselves. The personalized results include career titles, labor market data and academic programs that could lead to those demand occupations. The software can also be used to build resumes and connect to job openings locally and regionally. Career Coach is free and is available for anyone to use.

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