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

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

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

News & Announcements

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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.