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.

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 gener

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 gener

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The Partnership is offering free virtual workshops that can help you at work, in your job search, or helping your school...
01/05/2022

The Partnership is offering free virtual workshops that can help you at work, in your job search, or helping your school-aged kids and grandkids with their homework! Join us for introductory courses on Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. To register and learn more, visit http://chicookworks.org/workshop

The Partnership is offering free virtual workshops that can help you at work, in your job search, or helping your school-aged kids and grandkids with their homework! Join us for introductory courses on Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. To register and learn more, visit http://chicookworks.org/workshop

The Partnership continues to support job seekers find careers that they love and employers to find the top talent they n...
01/05/2022

The Partnership continues to support job seekers find careers that they love and employers to find the top talent they need. This #NewYear, connect with a #career coach http://ow.ly/GXVV50H5LzP and learn more about our free services.

The Partnership continues to support job seekers find careers that they love and employers to find the top talent they need. This #NewYear, connect with a #career coach http://ow.ly/GXVV50H5LzP and learn more about our free services.

A new year means new opportunities! Through our network of more than 90 partner agencies, we have served more than 140,0...
01/04/2022

A new year means new opportunities! Through our network of more than 90 partner agencies, we have served more than 140,000 people, have helped place approximately 90,000 individuals in permanent employment and collaborated with more than 2,000 employers. Call one of the ten American Job Centers in The Partnership’s network at 800-720-2515 for information about educational and professional opportunities that are right for you.

A new year means new opportunities! Through our network of more than 90 partner agencies, we have served more than 140,000 people, have helped place approximately 90,000 individuals in permanent employment and collaborated with more than 2,000 employers. Call one of the ten American Job Centers in The Partnership’s network at 800-720-2515 for information about educational and professional opportunities that are right for you.

Subscribe to The Partnership’s official podcast, Hire Frequency! Hosted by Partnership CEO Karin M. Norington-Reaves, Hi...
01/04/2022

Subscribe to The Partnership’s official podcast, Hire Frequency! Hosted by Partnership CEO Karin M. Norington-Reaves, Hire Frequency offers meaningful perspectives from a variety of guests and experts, discussing workforce equity and high-demand industries to community engagement and the post-pandemic economy. Let’s employ, empower, and elevate one another: http://ow.ly/x5Kx50Hn5KJ

Subscribe to The Partnership’s official podcast, Hire Frequency! Hosted by Partnership CEO Karin M. Norington-Reaves, Hire Frequency offers meaningful perspectives from a variety of guests and experts, discussing workforce equity and high-demand industries to community engagement and the post-pandemic economy. Let’s employ, empower, and elevate one another: http://ow.ly/x5Kx50Hn5KJ

1 in 3 young people in America are growing up without a #mentor outside their family. Whether you’re exploring career pa...
01/04/2022

1 in 3 young people in America are growing up without a #mentor outside their family. Whether you’re exploring career paths or looking for inspiration, young adults can find guidance from the conversations and motivational stories at The Partnership’s Chicago and Cook County Young Adult Workforce Development Portal with Roadtrip Nation: http://ow.ly/WMpX50Hn2H4 #MentoringMonth

1 in 3 young people in America are growing up without a #mentor outside their family. Whether you’re exploring career paths or looking for inspiration, young adults can find guidance from the conversations and motivational stories at The Partnership’s Chicago and Cook County Young Adult Workforce Development Portal with Roadtrip Nation: http://ow.ly/WMpX50Hn2H4 #MentoringMonth

Happy #NewYear Chicago! Start your #resolutions by learning new skills with our free online workshops.  Join us as we co...
01/01/2022

Happy #NewYear Chicago! Start your #resolutions by learning new skills with our free online workshops. Join us as we cover using social media professionally, Microsoft Office suite, introduction to smartphones and more. Visit chicookworks.org to learn more

Happy #NewYear Chicago! Start your #resolutions by learning new skills with our free online workshops. Join us as we cover using social media professionally, Microsoft Office suite, introduction to smartphones and more. Visit chicookworks.org to learn more

Anybody believe in fortunes? Here’s a good one. #happynewyear2022. www.chicookworks.org. See you in 2022.
12/31/2021

Anybody believe in fortunes? Here’s a good one. #happynewyear2022. www.chicookworks.org. See you in 2022.

The Partnership’s Healthcare and Hospitality & Tourism Sector Centers are proud to partner with Advocate Aurora Health a...
12/29/2021

The Partnership’s Healthcare and Hospitality & Tourism Sector Centers are proud to partner with Advocate Aurora Health and others to offer a new culinary #apprenticeship program. Learn a skilled trade and advance your education by getting hands-on training. Learn more and visit http://ow.ly/VQew50GXnAO #ApprenticeshipIL

The Partnership’s Healthcare and Hospitality & Tourism Sector Centers are proud to partner with Advocate Aurora Health and others to offer a new culinary #apprenticeship program. Learn a skilled trade and advance your education by getting hands-on training. Learn more and visit http://ow.ly/VQew50GXnAO #ApprenticeshipIL

The Partnership wishes a safe and happy #Kwanzaa to all who celebrate!
12/26/2021

The Partnership wishes a safe and happy #Kwanzaa to all who celebrate!

The Partnership wishes a safe and happy #Kwanzaa to all who celebrate!

The Partnership wishes a safe and Merry #Christmas to all who celebrate!
12/25/2021

The Partnership wishes a safe and Merry #Christmas to all who celebrate!

The Partnership wishes a safe and Merry #Christmas to all who celebrate!

Roseland Community Hospital and St. Nicolai Community Meals are hosting community vaccinations every Thursday. Contact t...
12/23/2021

Roseland Community Hospital and St. Nicolai Community Meals are hosting community vaccinations every Thursday. Contact tracers will provide services open to adults and children ages 5 and up. To register, call (224) 322-3172 #COVID #COVIDResponse

Roseland Community Hospital and St. Nicolai Community Meals are hosting community vaccinations every Thursday. Contact tracers will provide services open to adults and children ages 5 and up. To register, call (224) 322-3172 #COVID #COVIDResponse

This #holiday season, we’re celebrating great stories. What a gift! Meet Phi-Lon G., a job seeker who participated in Th...
12/22/2021
Getting Back to Work with The Partnership

This #holiday season, we’re celebrating great stories. What a gift! Meet Phi-Lon G., a job seeker who participated in The Partnership’s Hospitality and Tourism Sector Center’s hiring fair in the summer. After interviewing with multiple hotel representatives, Phi-Lon was offered a job on the spot. He now works as a Bellman at Hotel Julian Chicago. Way to go! https://youtu.be/HdvQc0AWMoE

12/18/2021

Whether you’re exploring career paths or looking for inspiration, #youngadults can find guidance from the conversations and motivational stories of people like Cook County Government Toni Preckwinkle and successful local professionals in this region’s high-demand industry sectors. Visit The Chicago and Cook County Young Adult Workforce portal with Roadtrip Nation http://ow.ly/jiTu50HeEuo

Subscribe to The Partnership’s official podcast, Hire Frequency! Hosted by Partnership CEO Karin M. Norington-Reaves, Hi...
12/17/2021

Subscribe to The Partnership’s official podcast, Hire Frequency! Hosted by Partnership CEO Karin M. Norington-Reaves, Hire Frequency offers meaningful perspectives from a variety of guests and experts, discussing workforce equity and high-demand industries to community engagement and the post-pandemic economy. Let’s employ, empower, and elevate one another: https://linktr.ee/HireFrequency

Subscribe to The Partnership’s official podcast, Hire Frequency! Hosted by Partnership CEO Karin M. Norington-Reaves, Hire Frequency offers meaningful perspectives from a variety of guests and experts, discussing workforce equity and high-demand industries to community engagement and the post-pandemic economy. Let’s employ, empower, and elevate one another: https://linktr.ee/HireFrequency

The Partnership’s Hospitality and Tourism Sector Center is teaming up with Silverspoon Desserts to find talented individ...
12/16/2021

The Partnership’s Hospitality and Tourism Sector Center is teaming up with Silverspoon Desserts to find talented individuals for entry, mid-level, and executive positions. If you are interested in a career in #hospitalitytourism, please send your resume to the address below. To learn more about The Partnership’s career services, visit chicookworks.org today.

The Partnership’s Hospitality and Tourism Sector Center is teaming up with Silverspoon Desserts to find talented individuals for entry, mid-level, and executive positions. If you are interested in a career in #hospitalitytourism, please send your resume to the address below. To learn more about The Partnership’s career services, visit chicookworks.org today.

Applications for the Rental Assistance Program close Monday, December 27!  The program provides funding to #Chicagoans a...
12/16/2021

Applications for the Rental Assistance Program close Monday, December 27! The program provides funding to #Chicagoans at risk of becoming homeless. Assistance may include payment of future rent or rent arrears to prevent eviction. Visit here http://ow.ly/JWjB50HcET2 to learn more

Applications for the Rental Assistance Program close Monday, December 27! The program provides funding to #Chicagoans at risk of becoming homeless. Assistance may include payment of future rent or rent arrears to prevent eviction. Visit here http://ow.ly/JWjB50HcET2 to learn more

This #holiday season, we’re celebrating great stories. What a gift! Meet Marisol A., a Senior Supervisor at Envision Com...
12/15/2021

This #holiday season, we’re celebrating great stories. What a gift! Meet Marisol A., a Senior Supervisor at Envision Community Services. Marisol joined the #COVID Community Response Corps a year ago as a Contact Tracer and volunteered to work at the City of Chicago – Government's Vaccination Pods. She was promoted to a lead position and now works with the Promotores de Salud initiative. Terrific job!

This #holiday season, we’re celebrating great stories. What a gift! Meet Marisol A., a Senior Supervisor at Envision Community Services. Marisol joined the #COVID Community Response Corps a year ago as a Contact Tracer and volunteered to work at the City of Chicago – Government's Vaccination Pods. She was promoted to a lead position and now works with the Promotores de Salud initiative. Terrific job!

The Partnership is proud to announce that our Director of Community Innovations Greg M. is a 2022 Chicago Latino Caucus ...
12/15/2021

The Partnership is proud to announce that our Director of Community Innovations Greg M. is a 2022 Chicago Latino Caucus Foundation Leadership Academy Fellow. Amazing work!

The Partnership is proud to announce that our Director of Community Innovations Greg M. is a 2022 Chicago Latino Caucus Foundation Leadership Academy Fellow. Amazing work!

Meet a few #youngadult interns touring Graymills production facility with Proviso Leyden Council for Community Action, I...
12/15/2021

Meet a few #youngadult interns touring Graymills production facility with Proviso Leyden Council for Community Action, Inc - PLCCA to explore careers in #manufacturing. This incredible opportunity is funded by the City of Chicago – Government Chicago Mayor's Office. The Partnership offers training and placement opportunities in the high-demand, high-growth industries including manufacturing. To learn more visit http://ow.ly/PugP50HbCUP or check out our Chicago and Cook County Young Adult Workforce portal with Roadtrip Nation http://ow.ly/6lS950HbCUI

Meet a few #youngadult interns touring Graymills production facility with Proviso Leyden Council for Community Action, Inc - PLCCA to explore careers in #manufacturing. This incredible opportunity is funded by the City of Chicago – Government Chicago Mayor's Office. The Partnership offers training and placement opportunities in the high-demand, high-growth industries including manufacturing. To learn more visit http://ow.ly/PugP50HbCUP or check out our Chicago and Cook County Young Adult Workforce portal with Roadtrip Nation http://ow.ly/6lS950HbCUI

“It’s incredibly important that we have people who are of the community, by the community, and for the community, speaki...
12/15/2021

“It’s incredibly important that we have people who are of the community, by the community, and for the community, speaking to members of the community,” says Partnership CEO Karin M. Norington-Reaves. Our CEO was featured in WTTW - Chicago PBS Chicago Tonight along with a panel of #COVID Community Response Corps members. The segment touched upon rising cases, vaccine hesitancy, and more. As the lead coordinating organization of Chicago’s COVID Community Response Corps, The Partnership is proud to contribute to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch: http://ow.ly/WkEM50HaRx9

“It’s incredibly important that we have people who are of the community, by the community, and for the community, speaking to members of the community,” says Partnership CEO Karin M. Norington-Reaves. Our CEO was featured in WTTW - Chicago PBS Chicago Tonight along with a panel of #COVID Community Response Corps members. The segment touched upon rising cases, vaccine hesitancy, and more. As the lead coordinating organization of Chicago’s COVID Community Response Corps, The Partnership is proud to contribute to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch: http://ow.ly/WkEM50HaRx9

"Make '22 Yours" aims to connect #youth to programs, opportunities, and resources over this Winter Break. Head over to t...
12/14/2021

"Make '22 Yours" aims to connect #youth to programs, opportunities, and resources over this Winter Break. Head over to the My CHI. homepage to get access to over 280 Winter Break programs and events. Visit mychimyfuture.org to learn more.

"Make '22 Yours" aims to connect #youth to programs, opportunities, and resources over this Winter Break. Head over to the My CHI. homepage to get access to over 280 Winter Break programs and events. Visit mychimyfuture.org to learn more.

Fourteen community-based organizations will host two #Winter Kickback events this December designed by local teens for t...
12/14/2021

Fourteen community-based organizations will host two #Winter Kickback events this December designed by local teens for teens and families. Learn more about these amazing winter events and locations: http://ow.ly/iOaP50HazUi City of Chicago – Government

Fourteen community-based organizations will host two #Winter Kickback events this December designed by local teens for teens and families. Learn more about these amazing winter events and locations: http://ow.ly/iOaP50HazUi City of Chicago – Government

The Partnership is teaming up with Illinois workNet, the Office of Alderman Byron Sigcho Lopez for the 25th Ward and oth...
12/14/2021
25th Ward Hiring Event

The Partnership is teaming up with Illinois workNet, the Office of Alderman Byron Sigcho Lopez for the 25th Ward and others to host a virtual job fair event series, starting today! Interested job seekers can meet with representatives from Verizon, Target, UPS and more. Register at http://ow.ly/sNh550Hazv3

Job seekers are invited to a two-day series of Virtual Job Fair events with the Office of Alderman Byron Sigcho Lopez!

The Partnership is excited to have our CEO Karin M. Norington-Reaves discuss the Chicago #COVID Community Response Corps...
12/14/2021

The Partnership is excited to have our CEO Karin M. Norington-Reaves discuss the Chicago #COVID Community Response Corps on WTTW - Chicago PBS Chicago Tonight. The segment will also feature contact tracer panelists Jasmine Love from Safer Foundation, Cornelius
Chandler from Breakthrough Urban Ministries, and Cynthia Rodriguez from The Partnership. Tune in!
https://news.wttw.com/chicago-tonight-live

The Partnership is excited to have our CEO Karin M. Norington-Reaves discuss the Chicago #COVID Community Response Corps on WTTW - Chicago PBS Chicago Tonight. The segment will also feature contact tracer panelists Jasmine Love from Safer Foundation, Cornelius
Chandler from Breakthrough Urban Ministries, and Cynthia Rodriguez from The Partnership. Tune in!
https://news.wttw.com/chicago-tonight-live

Roseland Community Hospital and St. Nicolai Community Meals are hosting community vaccinations every Thursday. Contact t...
12/10/2021

Roseland Community Hospital and St. Nicolai Community Meals are hosting community vaccinations every Thursday. Contact tracers will provide services open to adults and children ages 5 and up. To register, call (224) 322-3172 #COVID #COVIDResponse

Roseland Community Hospital and St. Nicolai Community Meals are hosting community vaccinations every Thursday. Contact tracers will provide services open to adults and children ages 5 and up. To register, call (224) 322-3172 #COVID #COVIDResponse

Applications for the City of Chicago – Government #Rental Assistance Program close Monday, December 27!  The program pro...
12/10/2021

Applications for the City of Chicago – Government #Rental Assistance Program close Monday, December 27! The program provides funding to Chicagoans who are at risk of becoming homeless. Assistance may include payment of future rent or rent arrears to prevent eviction. Visit here http://ow.ly/BzEI50H8uR4 to learn more

Applications for the City of Chicago – Government #Rental Assistance Program close Monday, December 27! The program provides funding to Chicagoans who are at risk of becoming homeless. Assistance may include payment of future rent or rent arrears to prevent eviction. Visit here http://ow.ly/BzEI50H8uR4 to learn more

12/10/2021
Beyond the Data: Real Stories of The Great Resignation

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership invites you to the debut of episode one of its Hire Frequency podcast’s Beyond the Data: Real Stories of the Great Resignation. The episode will be followed by a live, online question and answer session with the podcast participants. Hear first-hand from Chicagoland residents who have re-imagined their professional lives over the past few months; an employer facing a workforce shortage; and an expert who helps us better understand the motivation for these changes. The podcast goes beyond the data and examines the why behind the numbers.

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We are currently recruiting at our Chatham training location and a limited number of trainees can earn a stipend for participating! See the flyer below for details and sign up for an application session here: https://www.jane-addams.org/job.../cmp-application-schedule/ Greater Chatham Initiative Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
“It builds a level of trust and that’s what it’s really about, trust between the information we are giving them because we really want to help them and their families." Cornelius Chandler is a COVID-19 Response Team Member at Breakthrough as part of the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership's Chicago COVID Contact Tracing Corps. He recently joined panelists on WTTW - Chicago PBS Chicago Tonight. Watch now: https://news.wttw.com/2021/12/13/chicago-s-covid-response-corps-ready-next-challenge-ahead-winter-holiday-gatherings
We are currently recruiting at our Chatham training location and a limited number of trainees can earn a stipend for participating! See the flyer below for details and sign up for an application session here: https://www.jane-addams.org/job-seekers/cmp-application-schedule/ Greater Chatham Initiative Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
In August more than 4 million people left their jobs. What’s been dubbed the #GreatResignation occurred during a workforce shortage! As the largest public #workforce system in the nation, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership went straight to the source, talking to people who have reimagined their professional lives and other experts. Join The Partnership for Beyond the Data: Real Stories of the Great Resignation on Friday, December 10, at 10 am CST via Facebook Live. The Partnership encourages you to share your questions in advance when you register or during the live stream. Please plan to stick around after the episode for a live, virtual Q and A with the podcast participants. Register today at
Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership's Healthcare and Hospitality & Tourism Sector Centers are offering a new culinary apprenticeship program. Learn a skilled trade and advance your education by getting hands-on training. Learn more: http://ow.ly/wwPt50GYPUn
We partnered with Illinois workNet, Illinois Department of Employment Security - IDES, and Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership to bring you a virtual job fair. Use link below to register or scan QR code on flyer. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/state-representative-kam-buckner-virtual-job-fair-registration-189899523587
Get on the Holiday Hospitality Hiring event on November 17th! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-hospitality-hiring-event-tickets-207383899827 Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
Virtual Job Fair - November 18th & 19th. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/state-representative-kam-buckner-virtual-job-fair-registration-189899523587 Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
Join Illinois workNet, Illinois Department of Employment Security - IDES, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership for a virtual job fair. Use the link to below to register. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/state-representative-kam-buckner-virtual-job-fair-registration-189899523587 #Chicago
Virtual Job Fair next week presented by State Representative Kam Buckner, Illinois workNet, Illinois Department of Employment Security - IDES, and the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership! Meet with employers who are hiring via computer, tablet or smart phone. Day 1 will be workshops to prepare for virtual networking and interviewing. Day 2 you will meet with employers. We will be holding workshops on how to work a virtual job fair and more! Use link below to register. Zoom link will be provided upon registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/state-representative-kam-buckner-virtual-job-fair-registration-189899934817?fbclid=IwAR1pGl2gGbRX80nVQq9GmtMYVDaU3Ru4dDmJIfQIxo3WY-KSI1Ssb3KFWAY
Great Day! Special Thank You to our curriculum partner Serco for hosting today's hospitality job fair. Food He.ro attended to recruit individuals for our first 16 Weeks Culinary Culinary Arts Training Program starting January 2022. Looking for 30 individuals. Financial assistance for unemployed and underemployed individuals that meet our eligibility criteria. Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Central States SER - Jobs for Progress, Inc. SERCO Youth
Great visit to our partners at the Greater West Town Training Partnership today. Check out these beautiful woodwork designs made by their students! They also have a wonderful shipping & receiving training program. Classes start in November! Contact your Navigator to get you signed up at [email protected] or text/call us at 773-234-5472 to take on these free classes which can get you industry recognized credentials and cutting edge jobs that are in high demand! Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership National Able Network E&ES SERCO - Southwest Suburban Cook County American Job Center Alderman Byron Sigcho Lopez 25th Ward Office Commissioner Alma E. Anaya State Rep Theresa Mah