Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization led by a Board of business and civic leaders. In 2011, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and then Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel appointed a joint committee to evaluate the impact of combining City and County resources.
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The committee’s efforts resulted in a report which suggested 19 areas of collaboration—among them was workforce development. In this area each governmental body provided similar, yet disparate services under the auspices of the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Despite geographic proximity, each administration maintained separate policies and initiatives with formal business engagement generally managed by delegate agencies. The Chicago Workforce Investment Council (CWIC), a non-profit workforce policy organization also provided direction and programming in this arena. By working together, without regard to geographic boundaries, both Cook County and the City of Chicago would broaden the reach of workforce services for employers and job seekers alike. With three primary goals in mind— reducing costs, improving services and engaging the business community—the Mayor and President together formed the largest nonprofit managed LWIA in the nation, the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership. Its services are available to all residents and businesses within Cook County, including the City of Chicago and more than 200 other municipalities. Since its introduction in July 2012, The Partnership has implemented numerous policy changes to align occupational training services with current and projected business needs. Through its Business Relations and Economic Development team, The Partnership has amplified private sector awareness of the region’s workforce resources and has led to deeper business engagement.

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Take your shot! The Partnership's CEO Karin Norington-Reaves got her second vaccination yesterday. Look who showed up to...
04/09/2021

Take your shot! The Partnership's CEO Karin Norington-Reaves got her second vaccination yesterday. Look who showed up to cheer her on. #FridayFaces

REMINDER: Cook County Government's Emergency Rental Assistance Program application deadline is today at 5PM. Submit it n...
04/09/2021

REMINDER: Cook County Government's Emergency Rental Assistance Program application deadline is today at 5PM. Submit it now → http://ow.ly/a3Te50EjO1w

It's Earth Month! Are you interested in working in renewable energy? The Partnership will be releasing a Request for Pro...
04/08/2021

It's Earth Month! Are you interested in working in renewable energy? The Partnership will be releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) this Monday, April 12, for workforce development service providers for The Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) Solar Training Pipeline Program, administered by ComEd.

It's World Health Day! The Partnership is proud to work with our partners to contribute to fighting the COVID-19 pandemi...
04/07/2021

It's World Health Day! The Partnership is proud to work with our partners to contribute to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in Chicago. We are the lead coordinating organization of the City’s and CDPH’s Contact Tracing Corps, whose members are now working to help community residents in the hardest hit areas of the City receive the vaccine.

Are you computer savvy? PCG Call Center is hiring Customer Service Call Center Agents to work remotely. The positions ar...
04/06/2021

Are you computer savvy? PCG Call Center is hiring Customer Service Call Center Agents to work remotely. The positions are full-time with benefits after 90 days. You must be a current resident of Illinois. Please visit the link to learn more: http://ow.ly/e8i050Ei8FI

We have the jobs and workforce you're looking for! Learn more about these employment opportunities and more by calling (...
04/06/2021

We have the jobs and workforce you're looking for! Learn more about these employment opportunities and more by calling (312) 281-7925 or visiting http://chiserves.com.

#ICYMI It's Second Chance month! Our CEO Karin Norington-Reaves joined ABC 7 Chicago  with Jeff Korzenik to discuss "A H...
04/05/2021

#ICYMI It's Second Chance month! Our CEO Karin Norington-Reaves joined ABC 7 Chicago with Jeff Korzenik to discuss "A Hire Calling," our large-scale virtual event on April 21 for business leaders. You can watch the full interview here: http://ow.ly/FlGf50EgVPs

Want to support life-saving vaccination efforts in Chicago? CORE Response Chicago is now hiring Vaccination Program Asso...
04/05/2021

Want to support life-saving vaccination efforts in Chicago? CORE Response Chicago is now hiring Vaccination Program Associates to help with operations at their vaccination sites. To apply, please visit: coreresponse.org/chicago and support the community in combatting COVID-19

The deadline has been extended! There are 6 days left to apply to Cook County Government's Emergency Rental Assistance P...
04/03/2021

The deadline has been extended! There are 6 days left to apply to Cook County Government's Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Apply now at http://ow.ly/ZMzD50EdS0H

Need help with the online application or with language services? Contact the helpline at 877-426-6515.

At the end of each month, we like to look back over the past 30 days and see the road behind us.   Like everyone we work...
04/03/2021
News from The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

At the end of each month, we like to look back over the past 30 days and see the road behind us. Like everyone we work with, the employers and the job seekers, we often look ahead. We look at the next initiative, the next idea, the next solution, the next chance to provide economic empowerment. Take a moment with us, and look back at March. From Women’s History Month to hiring fairs, The Partnership worked hard to achieve our mission.  https://mailchi.mp/4bb698949e33/mar-1658178?e=c48ca48242

April is Second Chance Month, a time to raise awareness about the obstacles faced by over 70 million Americans with a criminal record and unlock opportunities for them to succeed.

Get free assistance in your job search from career coaches that work with people in the hospitality and restaurant indus...
04/02/2021

Get free assistance in your job search from career coaches that work with people in the hospitality and restaurant industry!

Connect to employment opportunities by texting ChiServes to 474747, calling (312) 281-7925, or visit http://chiserves.com.

Our CEO Karin M. Norington-Reaves will be featured with Jeff Korzenik, Chief Investment Strategist for Fifth Third Bank,...
04/02/2021
Our chicago

Our CEO Karin M. Norington-Reaves will be featured with Jeff Korzenik, Chief Investment Strategist for Fifth Third Bank, in the ABC 7 Chicago segment, "Our Chicago." The two will sit down to discuss A Hire Calling, our large-scale virtual event catalyzing employer awareness. It will air Sunday, April 4 between 9:30am - 10am. Can’t make it? Check back on ABC7’s webpage for the special after it airs: http://ow.ly/EU7m50EfntM

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Illinois workNet
04/02/2021

Illinois workNet

It's Interview Day!😁
The final session of State Representative Kam Buckner's Virtual Job Fair series is between 10:00am-12:00pm! Register ASAP to attend.
🔜 Register to receive the login info: http://ow.ly/Oc9Z50EdAsL

💻 Interview with 10 Chicago, Illinois Hiring Employers, including:
• Amazon.com
• American Dental Association
• Fifth Third Bank
• Finkl Steel
• GCJ Hospitality Resources, LLC
• Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
• Northwestern Medicine
• Pete's Fresh Market / Pete's Fruit Market
• White Castle

This week's event series is in partnership with Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, CFL Workforce & Community Initiative, Illinois Department of Employment Security - IDES, and #ILworkNet.

Play ball with The Partnership! We have the jobs and workforce you're looking for. We're the connection you need. Visit ...
04/01/2021

Play ball with The Partnership! We have the jobs and workforce you're looking for. We're the connection you need. Visit here to learn more: https://chicookworks.org/

The deadline has been extended! There are 9 days left to apply to Cook County Government's Emergency Rental Assistance P...
03/31/2021

The deadline has been extended! There are 9 days left to apply to Cook County Government's Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Apply now at http://ow.ly/Ef6350EdPTV

Need help with the online application or with language services? Contact the helpline at 877-426-6515.

03/31/2021

"Finding a career you love...is the key to economic empowerment and prosperity," says Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership's CEO Karin Norington-Reaves. The Partnership has the jobs and workforce you need. We are the connection you’ve been looking for. Tune into The Comcast Network CN100 Comcast Chicago to hear more! Special thanks to #Comcast for the production of this PSA.

#ICYMI: The Partnership's North Suburban Cook County AJC in Arlington Heights is moving to a new location. While closed ...
03/30/2021

#ICYMI: The Partnership's North Suburban Cook County AJC in Arlington Heights is moving to a new location. While closed to the public, they continue to provide services online and share updates on their website. Please visit the link to learn more: https://www.northcookjobcenter.com/

Applications are open for the Cook County Emergency Rental Assistance program! Click the link to learn more: http://ow.l...
03/29/2021

Applications are open for the Cook County Emergency Rental Assistance program! Click the link to learn more: http://ow.ly/hR2n50E9Mbj

Start April off by learning a set of new skills! Join our virtual workshops that can help you gain digital tools for you...
03/29/2021

Start April off by learning a set of new skills! Join our virtual workshops that can help you gain digital tools for your work or job search. Want to learn more? Please visit: http://ow.ly/plGq50Ebric

The Partnership is soliciting proposals from organizations who wish to be considered an American Job Center provider und...
03/26/2021

The Partnership is soliciting proposals from organizations who wish to be considered an American Job Center provider under Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The funding provides services to job seekers and businesses throughout Cook County. The bidder's conference is on Wed. March 31 if you'd like to know more.

📋Learn more and apply here: https://lnkd.in/g9sr9be

Get a new job in 1-2-3  1. Get help with your resume (March 29) 2. Meet Employers (April 1) 3. Interview (April 2) Regis...
03/26/2021

Get a new job in 1-2-3

1. Get help with your resume (March 29)

2. Meet Employers (April 1)

3. Interview (April 2)

Register and learn more about this virtual job fair at https://bit.ly/3ebSpfo

We are here to help when you are ready to return to work. Get free assistance in your job search from professionals in t...
03/25/2021

We are here to help when you are ready to return to work. Get free assistance in your job search from professionals in the hospitality and restaurant industry! Learn about these employment opportunities and more by calling (312) 281-7925 or visiting http://chiserves.com

Hey Chicago! The zip codes below are now eligible to sign up at the United Center for vaccinations. You can also call 31...
03/25/2021

Hey Chicago! The zip codes below are now eligible to sign up at the United Center for vaccinations. You can also call 312-746-4835 if you are unable to sign up online.

Illinois workNet
03/25/2021

Illinois workNet

Chicago, Illinois Job Seekers:
The #VirtualJobFair with Youth Job Center and Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership is tomorrow between 3:00-4:35pm! 750+ job openings between 6 youth-friendly hiring employers are joining us to present about their company, current job openings, and how to apply. Then you can connect with them in Virtual Breakout Rooms! Be sure to get registered so you can attend: http://ow.ly/jjCv50E7LCE

Hiring Employers include:
• JCC Chicago
• Jewel-Osco
• One Summer Chicago
• Pete's Fresh Market
• Walmart
• White Castle

We are partnering with Illinois workNet, State Representative Kam Buckner, Illinois Department of Employment Security, a...
03/25/2021

We are partnering with Illinois workNet, State Representative Kam Buckner, Illinois Department of Employment Security, and the Chicago Federation of Labor to hold a multi-employer Virtual Job Fair event series featuring hiring employers within Illinois' 26th State House District!

Register and learn more about this virtual job fair at https://bit.ly/3ebSpfo

The Partnership is honored and humbled by this tribute to our CEO. We agree and appreciate the support and partnership o...
03/24/2021

The Partnership is honored and humbled by this tribute to our CEO. We agree and appreciate the support and partnership of Congressman Rush and his team. We look forward to more work together to continue to empower the men and women of our region.

It’s #WomensHistoryMonth and we are honoring the work of women who have made a positive impact on our district.

Meet Karin Norrington-Reaves, CEO of Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

Karin M. Norrington-Reaves is a lifelong public servant with more than 25 years of experience in education, law, advocacy, community, and workforce development. In 2012, Karin was named the founding Chief Executive Officer of The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership. As CEO and change agent, she led the merger and restructuring of three diverse workforce systems to create the nation’s most extensive public workforce system managed by a non-profit administrative agency.

Karin’s leadership of The Partnership exemplifies the belief that workforce development is the cornerstone of economic development. The organization’s credo, “economic empowerment through employment,” is brought to life every day through the work of The Partnership’s staff and its workforce development network.

Most recently, Karin spearheaded the development of the Chatham Education & Workforce Center, designed to bring career training and assistance to residents in Chicago’s southside.

Thank you for your work!

#finestofthefirst

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
03/23/2021

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

Meet Tia T., a truck driver at Werner Enterprises. Tia earned a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) after exploring option...
03/22/2021

Meet Tia T., a truck driver at Werner Enterprises. Tia earned a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) after exploring options with career coaches at The Partnership’s Mid-South American Job Center. She was the first in her cohort to complete CDL automatic 18-wheeler course successfully! #WomensHistoryMonth

Join our Business Relations Specialist Marion Batey and the Illinois Restaurant Association for a webinar Thursday, Marc...
03/22/2021

Join our Business Relations Specialist Marion Batey and the Illinois Restaurant Association for a webinar Thursday, March 25 at 10 am! Get tips and solutions for working with revitalized restaurant businesses this spring from Gordon Food Service and Vintro experts. Register today https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gpwEDA3uRwyFdDT9F59Fpg

Job seekers, join a virtual job fair hosted by The Partnership’s Northside American Job Center at Truman College on Tues...
03/19/2021

Job seekers, join a virtual job fair hosted by The Partnership’s Northside American Job Center at Truman College on Tuesday, March 23 from 10 am to noon! Receive information about open positions in the Chicagoland area from various employers. Learn more and register here: https://bit.ly/3ezr72S

Join one of Chicago’s most in-demand industries. Learn about job opportunities and meet employers on Monday, March 22 at...
03/19/2021

Join one of Chicago’s most in-demand industries. Learn about job opportunities and meet employers on Monday, March 22 at 10 am. Learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/KRATDLHiring

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03/19/2021

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Summer is around the corner.  The City of Chicago has posted its summer job openings, and the application deadline for s...
03/18/2021

Summer is around the corner. The City of Chicago has posted its summer job openings, and the application deadline for some of them is approaching. Get more information here!

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"The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership is a testament to the power of collaboration. By joining the prior existing federally-designated local workforce investment areas, we have shed artificial boundaries and gained uniform policies for the benefit of our residents and businesses alike." — Karin M. Norington-Reaves, CEO, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

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