"Emails Seeking Employment with the Commission: During the past few weeks the SSCRPC has received several unsolicited emails from individuals interest in employment with the Commission. While we are always pleased to hear from those interested in our work, our internet security software has identified viruses in several of these emails. For this reason we will not open documents attached to such unsolicited emails or respond to them. Individuals interested in knowing whether or not positions are currently available with the SSCRPC should check the "Apply for a Job" section of the Sangamon County website [http://co.sangamon.il.us/] to see if the Commission has posted any available positions, or send a letter by mail explaining their current interest to the Commission at: SSCRPC, 200 South 9th St., Room 212, Springfield, IL 62701. The Commission does respect unsolicited resumes and keeps them on file in the event that a position becomes available for which the submitter is qualified."
The SSCRPC recently released a short paper reviewing business start-up trends for Springfield during 2007-2012. This review is based upon U.S. Census Bureau data from the Survey of Business Owners provided by Governing.com, and it compares Springfield trends to those of four other Central Illinois cities. The review addresses both the growth of firms with paid employees (larger firms) and those without paid employees (smaller firms), as well as growth trends pertaining to ethnic and minority-owned firms. You can read this 7-page report, Springfield New Business Start Up Trends: 2007-2-12, HERE.
The Millennial Generation, those born beginning in 1980 and who received their name because they began coming of age after 2000, is now the largest population group in the U.S. The size of this group and the expectation that it may fundamentally change the nature of our country in the same way as the Baby Boomers, has led to a great deal of speculation about how it will affect our region and its communities. To learn more about this group and what we might expect from them, click HERE to read the SSCRPC's newest report, The Millennials: What Local Leaders Should Know about America's Newest Generation - A Review of Surveys and Assessments.