A recent report from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity details several of Illinois' major employers who announced layoffs last month, impacting more than 2,000 workers. The report breaks down how many workers are impacted at several Illinois companies.
For example, Kraft Heinz announced 750 layoffs, Motorola announced 499 layoffs, Walgreens announced 270 layoffs, Nokia Networks announced 139 layoffs, McDavid Inc. announced 115 layoffs, and Telesource Services announced 98 layoffs.
Illinois continues to rank near the bottom in various surveys and rankings when it comes to offering a business friendly climate. The Small Business Friendliness survey by Thumbtack, a consumer service website, recently gave Illinois a grade of F, the same grade the state received in 2014.
State Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) says news like this highlights the need for workers' compensation reform, property tax reform, and lessening burdensome regulations on businesses, all of which would help foster growth, create jobs, and attract new business to state.