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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That’s a wrap! A special thank you to all who participated in Hire Chicago—workshop presenters, job seekers and employer...
09/03/2021

That’s a wrap! A special thank you to all who participated in Hire Chicago—workshop presenters, job seekers and employers. The CChicago Mayor's Office The Partnership, and WWorld Business Chicagothank you for your time and involvement. More than 2,800 jobseekers and nearly 300 employers signed up, making thousands of connections that can lead to a new career and a talented workforce. Stay tuned for more updates as we head into #WorkforceDevelopmentMonth and learn about our free services at chicookworks.org/services

That’s a wrap! A special thank you to all who participated in Hire Chicago—workshop presenters, job seekers and employers. The CChicago Mayor's Office The Partnership, and WWorld Business Chicagothank you for your time and involvement. More than 2,800 jobseekers and nearly 300 employers signed up, making thousands of connections that can lead to a new career and a talented workforce. Stay tuned for more updates as we head into #WorkforceDevelopmentMonth and learn about our free services at chicookworks.org/services

“[The idea that unemployment benefits discourage work ] is loaded with bias. It harkens back to the ‘welfare queen’ trop...
09/03/2021
What To Know About The Expanded Unemployment Benefits Ending This Weekend

“[The idea that unemployment benefits discourage work ] is loaded with bias. It harkens back to the ‘welfare queen’ trope, and I think it is disrespectful to the challenges that people have endured," said Partnership CEO Karin Norington-Reaves. Our CEO was interviewed by WBEZ-FM 91.5 Ester Kang about the imminent expiration of federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits. Listen to the interview here: http://ow.ly/Ht7b50G480s

Millions of Americans will see their extra federal unemployment benefits come to an end Saturday. Here’s how it will impact residents in Illinois.

Calling all Chicago Public Schools graduates! The ACE Scholarship can offer eligible CPS graduates $1000 and a free lapt...
09/02/2021

Calling all Chicago Public Schools graduates! The ACE Scholarship can offer eligible CPS graduates $1000 and a free laptop. Eligible CPS graduates must be taking classes with City Colleges this fall semester, 2021. To learn more, visit pages.ccc.edu/apply/ace-scholarship/

Calling all Chicago Public Schools graduates! The ACE Scholarship can offer eligible CPS graduates $1000 and a free laptop. Eligible CPS graduates must be taking classes with City Colleges this fall semester, 2021. To learn more, visit pages.ccc.edu/apply/ace-scholarship/

Millions of Americans face mental health challenges every day. Un[]spoken is the City of Chicago – Government's new ment...
09/02/2021

Millions of Americans face mental health challenges every day. Un[]spoken is the City of Chicago – Government's new mental health awareness campaign to connect the public to mental health services in Chicago. Visit mentalhealth.chicago.gov to learn more.

Millions of Americans face mental health challenges every day. Un[]spoken is the City of Chicago – Government's new mental health awareness campaign to connect the public to mental health services in Chicago. Visit mentalhealth.chicago.gov to learn more.

Hire Chicago’s final week focusing on the Tech/IT Industry continues today with one-on-one employer meetings. There are ...
09/01/2021

Hire Chicago’s final week focusing on the Tech/IT Industry continues today with one-on-one employer meetings. There are currently over 300 job postings for the hiring event, from software architects and developers to engineers and product managers. Visit hirechicago2021.org to learn more.

Hire Chicago’s final week focusing on the Tech/IT Industry continues today with one-on-one employer meetings. There are currently over 300 job postings for the hiring event, from software architects and developers to engineers and product managers. Visit hirechicago2021.org to learn more.

As Hire Chicago ends tomorrow, we move into September, which is  Workforce Development Month! The Partnership is here to...
09/01/2021

As Hire Chicago ends tomorrow, we move into September, which is Workforce Development Month! The Partnership is here to help you find your career and to offer free services for jobseekers and employers. To learn more, visit https://chicookworks.org/services/

As Hire Chicago ends tomorrow, we move into September, which is Workforce Development Month! The Partnership is here to help you find your career and to offer free services for jobseekers and employers. To learn more, visit https://chicookworks.org/services/

Take your shots! The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine is now approved by the FDA for ages 16+ but is still under emergency author...
09/01/2021

Take your shots! The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine is now approved by the FDA for ages 16+ but is still under emergency authorization for youth 12-15. Find vaccine information at tinyurl.com/chivaccinehome

Take your shots! The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine is now approved by the FDA for ages 16+ but is still under emergency authorization for youth 12-15. Find vaccine information at tinyurl.com/chivaccinehome

Tomorrow begins the first day of one-on-one employer meetings for Hire Chicago’s Tech/IT industry week! Nearly 30 employ...
08/31/2021

Tomorrow begins the first day of one-on-one employer meetings for Hire Chicago’s Tech/IT industry week! Nearly 30 employers are ready to meet job seekers, with over 300 jobs posted, such as programmers, technicians, software architects - some of the highest paying positions available during Hire Chicago. Chicago’s tech industry is expected to continue to grow over the next decade. Join the industry and #SeeItBeIt at hirechicago2021.org

Tomorrow begins the first day of one-on-one employer meetings for Hire Chicago’s Tech/IT industry week! Nearly 30 employers are ready to meet job seekers, with over 300 jobs posted, such as programmers, technicians, software architects - some of the highest paying positions available during Hire Chicago. Chicago’s tech industry is expected to continue to grow over the next decade. Join the industry and #SeeItBeIt at hirechicago2021.org

Technology isn’t scary and it’s critical to launch a new career in the post-pandemic economy.  Unsure of how to navigate...
08/31/2021

Technology isn’t scary and it’s critical to launch a new career in the post-pandemic economy. Unsure of how to navigate Microsoft Word or how to create a slide in Microsoft PowerPoint? You’re not alone and The Partnership is here for you with free digital support workshops in English and Spanish. Register for a virtual workshop today: chicookworks.org/workshop

Technology isn’t scary and it’s critical to launch a new career in the post-pandemic economy. Unsure of how to navigate Microsoft Word or how to create a slide in Microsoft PowerPoint? You’re not alone and The Partnership is here for you with free digital support workshops in English and Spanish. Register for a virtual workshop today: chicookworks.org/workshop

Way to go, Victor! The Partnership’s Sector Specialist Victor V. gave an interview in Spanish on Univision Chicago yeste...
08/31/2021

Way to go, Victor! The Partnership’s Sector Specialist Victor V. gave an interview in Spanish on Univision Chicago yesterday about Hire Chicago’s final week and its focus on Tech/IT. Over 400 job seekers have signed up this week for workshops and employer meetings. Catch the full interview here: http://ow.ly/4FMJ50G1S4N

Way to go, Victor! The Partnership’s Sector Specialist Victor V. gave an interview in Spanish on Univision Chicago yesterday about Hire Chicago’s final week and its focus on Tech/IT. Over 400 job seekers have signed up this week for workshops and employer meetings. Catch the full interview here: http://ow.ly/4FMJ50G1S4N

Congressman Danny Davis hosted an Anti-Violence and Resource Fair last Friday, August 25. Thirty-three job seekers signe...
08/30/2021

Congressman Danny Davis hosted an Anti-Violence and Resource Fair last Friday, August 25. Thirty-three job seekers signed-in and met with The Partnership’s TDL Sector Center, American Job Centers (AJC’s), and other agencies to review current opportunities and learn more information. Way to go!

Congressman Danny Davis hosted an Anti-Violence and Resource Fair last Friday, August 25. Thirty-three job seekers signed-in and met with The Partnership’s TDL Sector Center, American Job Centers (AJC’s), and other agencies to review current opportunities and learn more information. Way to go!

We’re excited to continue our work with Roadtrip Nation. Roadtrip Nation hopped into its RV this week and met with our f...
08/30/2021

We’re excited to continue our work with Roadtrip Nation. Roadtrip Nation hopped into its RV this week and met with our friends and partners at Discover. Last week, featured youth leader Jalen L. who interviewed Juatise G., Regional Operations Director at Discover, who was also recently a guest on The Partnership’s podcast, Hire Frequency. Stay tuned for more stories with Roadtrip Nation this week!

We’re excited to continue our work with Roadtrip Nation. Roadtrip Nation hopped into its RV this week and met with our friends and partners at Discover. Last week, featured youth leader Jalen L. who interviewed Juatise G., Regional Operations Director at Discover, who was also recently a guest on The Partnership’s podcast, Hire Frequency. Stay tuned for more stories with Roadtrip Nation this week!

08/30/2021

“You're learning how to interview and how to present yourself in the best possible light for employers - that is the secret sauce of Hire Chicago, which is different from any other hiring event,” said Chicago Mayor's Office. The mayor popped in last week during a workshop for Hire Chicago’s Healthcare Industry week and surprised the participants. The Partnership is proud to present Hire Chicago with our partners in this final week, with a focus on the Tech/IT Industry. It’s not too late to sign up at hirechicago2021.org!

“After the year that we’ve all had, pursuing your dreams and monetizing your skills is even more important now than ever...
08/27/2021

“After the year that we’ve all had, pursuing your dreams and monetizing your skills is even more important now than ever before,” said Partnership CEO Karin Norington Reaves in a CN100 Comcast Chicago PSA. The Partnership is proud to host Hire Chicago with World Business Chicago and Chicago Mayor's Office. Visit http://ow.ly/Is8q50FZQsI to learn more about the free services The Partnership provides for jobseekers and employers.

The PSA is running on Comcast On-Demand and can be found http://ow.ly/Pum850FZQsH and also on Facebook: http://ow.ly/9QgN50FZQsG

“After the year that we’ve all had, pursuing your dreams and monetizing your skills is even more important now than ever before,” said Partnership CEO Karin Norington Reaves in a CN100 Comcast Chicago PSA. The Partnership is proud to host Hire Chicago with World Business Chicago and Chicago Mayor's Office. Visit http://ow.ly/Is8q50FZQsI to learn more about the free services The Partnership provides for jobseekers and employers.

The PSA is running on Comcast On-Demand and can be found http://ow.ly/Pum850FZQsH and also on Facebook: http://ow.ly/9QgN50FZQsG

The Puerto Rican Cultural Center is hosting a Back to School Carnival on the weekend of September third. The street carn...
08/27/2021

The Puerto Rican Cultural Center is hosting a Back to School Carnival on the weekend of September third. The street carnival will have rides, games, back-to-school items and free vaccinations on site for anyone ages 12+. The first 500 youth to get vaccinated will also receive free wristbands. See you there!

The Puerto Rican Cultural Center is hosting a Back to School Carnival on the weekend of September third. The street carnival will have rides, games, back-to-school items and free vaccinations on site for anyone ages 12+. The first 500 youth to get vaccinated will also receive free wristbands. See you there!

That’s a wrap on Hire Chicago’s Healthcare Industry week! Thank you to the over 400+ individuals and 50+ employers who p...
08/27/2021

That’s a wrap on Hire Chicago’s Healthcare Industry week! Thank you to the over 400+ individuals and 50+ employers who participated this week. We’re excited to head into the final stretch of the five-week event, ending with Tech/IT Industry week. It’s not too late for jobseekers to sign up for workshops, employer one-on-ones, and more! Visit hirechicago2021.org today.

That’s a wrap on Hire Chicago’s Healthcare Industry week! Thank you to the over 400+ individuals and 50+ employers who participated this week. We’re excited to head into the final stretch of the five-week event, ending with Tech/IT Industry week. It’s not too late for jobseekers to sign up for workshops, employer one-on-ones, and more! Visit hirechicago2021.org today.

The Office of Chicago Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin and its partners are hosting a multi-company virtual job fair. Pa...
08/26/2021
Career Fair | Chi City Treasurer

The Office of Chicago Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin and its partners are hosting a multi-company virtual job fair. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with leading employers in the financial services industry. Please visit https://www.chicagocitytreasurer.com/careerfair to learn more.

The virus and widespread closures to contain it are having a devastating and unprecedented impact on local businesses and families. Mayor Lightfoot and I, and various organizations across the city are working together to provide help to families, individuals and small businesses that we all rely on...

The Partnership is hiring! We’re seeking a Construction Initiatives Program Coordinator to join our team. To apply, visi...
08/26/2021

The Partnership is hiring! We’re seeking a Construction Initiatives Program Coordinator to join our team. To apply, visit here: http://ow.ly/BFta50FZ0lG

The Partnership is hiring! We’re seeking a Construction Initiatives Program Coordinator to join our team. To apply, visit here: http://ow.ly/BFta50FZ0lG

The deadline for employers to sign up for Hire Chicago’s Tech/IT Industry week is today by 5 p.m. CST. The one-of-a-kind...
08/26/2021

The deadline for employers to sign up for Hire Chicago’s Tech/IT Industry week is today by 5 p.m. CST. The one-of-a-kind hiring event currently has dozens of employers registered with 300+ jobs posted. While Hire Chicago wraps up next week with IT, it’s only just the beginning! Learn more at hirechicago2021.org

The deadline for employers to sign up for Hire Chicago’s Tech/IT Industry week is today by 5 p.m. CST. The one-of-a-kind hiring event currently has dozens of employers registered with 300+ jobs posted. While Hire Chicago wraps up next week with IT, it’s only just the beginning! Learn more at hirechicago2021.org

Did you know Chicago’s healthcare industry is the second largest in the US by employment? One-on-one employer meetings s...
08/25/2021

Did you know Chicago’s healthcare industry is the second largest in the US by employment? One-on-one employer meetings start tomorrow for Hire Chicago’s Healthcare week. There are over 50 ready-to-hire employers, from Sinai Chicago and Rush University Medical Center to Superior Ambulance and Advocate Aurora Health Visit hirechicago2021.org to learn more.

Did you know Chicago’s healthcare industry is the second largest in the US by employment? One-on-one employer meetings start tomorrow for Hire Chicago’s Healthcare week. There are over 50 ready-to-hire employers, from Sinai Chicago and Rush University Medical Center to Superior Ambulance and Advocate Aurora Health Visit hirechicago2021.org to learn more.

The ‘back to school’ season can be challenging if you have completed school and aren’t sure which path to take next. You...
08/25/2021

The ‘back to school’ season can be challenging if you have completed school and aren’t sure which path to take next. You’re not alone. We encourage #youngadults to visit hirechicago2021.org to find new opportunities. It’s all a click away. Stay tuned for more updates with Roadtrip Nation and its RV!

The ‘back to school’ season can be challenging if you have completed school and aren’t sure which path to take next. You’re not alone. We encourage #youngadults to visit hirechicago2021.org to find new opportunities. It’s all a click away. Stay tuned for more updates with Roadtrip Nation and its RV!

Whether you’re a high school graduate or a stay-at-home parent, it’s never too late – or early – to start a career in th...
08/25/2021

Whether you’re a high school graduate or a stay-at-home parent, it’s never too late – or early – to start a career in the Tech/IT Industry. The industry offers excellent starting wages and opportunities for advancement with a wide range of workforce specializations. Meet Ida M., who went from being unemployed during the pandemic to becoming a Director of Product Management with a successful startup. Sign up at hirechicago2021.org

Whether you’re a high school graduate or a stay-at-home parent, it’s never too late – or early – to start a career in the Tech/IT Industry. The industry offers excellent starting wages and opportunities for advancement with a wide range of workforce specializations. Meet Ida M., who went from being unemployed during the pandemic to becoming a Director of Product Management with a successful startup. Sign up at hirechicago2021.org

“This isn’t just about getting a job - it’s about getting a career that you care about and that you’re passionate about....
08/24/2021

“This isn’t just about getting a job - it’s about getting a career that you care about and that you’re passionate about.” Mayor Lori Lightfoot stopped by (virtually) one of Hire Chicago’s workshops yesterday where she spoke about the importance of job security and career opportunities. The Partnership is proud to team up with the Chicago Mayor's Office to present Hire Chicago, a five-week hiring event. Click here to learn more: hirechicago2021.org

“This isn’t just about getting a job - it’s about getting a career that you care about and that you’re passionate about.” Mayor Lori Lightfoot stopped by (virtually) one of Hire Chicago’s workshops yesterday where she spoke about the importance of job security and career opportunities. The Partnership is proud to team up with the Chicago Mayor's Office to present Hire Chicago, a five-week hiring event. Click here to learn more: hirechicago2021.org

Haven’t signed up for Hire Chicago yet? The hiring event provides young adults with unique tools and opportunities to bu...
08/24/2021

Haven’t signed up for Hire Chicago yet? The hiring event provides young adults with unique tools and opportunities to build their own career pathways. Many of the jobs available - 14,000+ currently posted - can be yours with a high school diploma. Sign up today at hirechicago2021.org and #SeeWhoYouCanBe

Haven’t signed up for Hire Chicago yet? The hiring event provides young adults with unique tools and opportunities to build their own career pathways. Many of the jobs available - 14,000+ currently posted - can be yours with a high school diploma. Sign up today at hirechicago2021.org and #SeeWhoYouCanBe

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