Illinois Workers’ Compensation Reform - May 24, 2011

Readers of this blog post know that this author has long contended that business is “taking advantage” of the fact that we have just gone through a Great Recession to gain an advantage in negotiations on Workers’ Compensation reform. The “driver” of reform is that the system is causing Illinois to lose jobs to neighboring States. Of course, if this were true, it would be a cause for concern and perhaps a look at decreasing the cost of doing business by lowering benefits to injured workers might make economic sense.

So, what if I told you that since April, 2010, the State of Illinois has created 66,000 jobs? What if I told you that since that date Illinois had created more jobs than 45 other States? This is a fact, Illinois was the #5 job creating State in the country since April, 2010! CareerBuilder.com ranked Illinois 10th on its list of Best States to find employment. None of our bordering States made this list!

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