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Career Resources


People who are looking for a job, under-employed, or need job training services. We have resources to help you on your career path.



Connect to skilled workers, resources to train employees and new hires, and get assistance with lay-offs.

Delegate Agencies


We fund organizations that support people who are looking for jobs, training, career planning and much more.

News & Announcements

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New! Where Are the Jobs 2nd Quarter Report

Monday, July 24, 2017

View the latests trends in employment with the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership's (The Partnership) "Where Are the Jobs?" report.

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Opportunity Works

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Closed - Opportunity Works RFP  Working in conjunction with the Office of the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) announces the release of funding for Opportunity Works, an initiative that will introduce young adults from suburban Cook County to careers in high-growth, high-demand sectors. 

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Public Notice: WIOA 2016 WIOA Local Plan for Local Workforce Area #7,Cook County.

Friday, March 31, 2017
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New Location for Garfield Workforce Center

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Garfield Workforce Center is relocating to 605 S. Albany, Chicago, Illinois 60612, on Monday, January 9, 2017. 

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The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Launches Chicagoland Retail Sector Center in the Loop

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

(Cook County, Chicago) Nov. 29, 2016 – Today, the Walmart Foundation and Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) were joined by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to celebrate the launch of the Chicagoland Retail Sector Center, which will offer training to the more than 200,000 retail workers in the Chicago area, making it easier for them to advance their careers.

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Walmart Foundation Aims to Increase Economic Mobility in Growing Retail Industry Through an Investment that Strengthens Career Services Programs Nationwide

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Funding to 10 Workforce Development Boards are part of $10.9 million grant awarded to The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership 

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For young men struggling to gain foothold, search for career brings hope, heartache

Friday, September 2, 2016

The morning of his final internship evaluation, Adonis Clayborn woke up in his girlfriend's car. Unable to afford a motel room, he had reclined the driver's seat, covered himself in sweaters he kept in the trunk and slept the night in the silver Nissan Sentra with the Hello Kitty license plate frame.

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Cook County job training chief: $60 million budget not enough to meet need

Friday, July 8, 2016

When Karin Norington-Reaves was asked to take over Cook County's beleaguered jobs training agency more than five years ago, her exact words, as she recalls, were: "Hell, no."

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The Partnership Receives $10.9 Million Grant

Monday, March 14, 2016

Chicago workforce agency wins $10.9M grant for retail employment services

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The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Selected as Grant Recipient of Youth Opportunity Fund to Connect Low-Income Youth in Cook County to Career Opportunities

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Citi Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance today announced that the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) has been selected as a recipient of the Youth Opportunity Fund, a $3 million initiative to support city-level, innovative and scalable programs connecting youth to opportunities that increase their employability and prepare them for lifelong success. 

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Chicago Will Be the Kick-Off Site for the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Need a Job? Event Flyer.


Chicago will be the kickoff site for the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, a new coalition of big businesses hoping to provide jobs or training for disadvantaged 16- to 24-year-olds.

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Top U.S.‐Based Companies Launch the “100,000 Opportunities Initiative” to Create Pathways to Economic Opportunity for Young Americans

Monday, July 13, 2015

More than a dozen leading, U.S.‐based companies today announced the formation of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, which has the goal of being the nation’s largest employer‐led coalition committed to creating pathways to meaningful employment for America’s young people.

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Ald. Emma Mitts, Community Groups and Uber Launch Initiative to Recruit 10,000 Drivers in Chicago

Monday, June 29, 2015

CHICAGO, IL - Chicago Ald. Emma Mitts (37th), Uber Regional General Manager Andrew Macdonald and the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership today announced a new push to create 10,000 driver jobs in Chicago communities over the next year.