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The Partnership

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

The Partnership operates the largest publicly-funded workforce development system in the nation, serving Chicago and Cook County. Providing services through a network of more than 90 agencies, The Partnership helps people find the training and career opportunities they seek, and employers find and retrain the talented workforce they need. All services are free!

Get Connected to our ten American Job Centers today by calling (800)720-2515.

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Find rewarding and well-paying careers!

Career Connector consists of a series of in-person programs and events throughout suburban Cook County that connects residents to quality career-path opportunities, and employers to a skilled and diverse talent pool. This program is brought to you by Cook County and The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership).

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Employer Services

Employer Services

The Partnership’s goal is to better serve the needs of employers by ensuring we have a skilled labor force that meets the market’s demands. By leveraging The Partnership’s experience and knowledge of occupational training, workplace preparedness and business relations, businesses can use existing resources to produce outstanding results.

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Paid Youth Internships

Opportunity Summer is a paid summer internship program that matches youth in suburban Cook County with career exploration internships. The seven-week program runs from Monday, June 13 to Friday, August 12, 2022, providing residents ages 16-24 with internships paying $15 an hour, 25 hours a week.

Apply to Opportunity Summer

American Job Center Network Orientation

Whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time, looking to advance your career path, or changing careers, The Partnership’s network of workforce providers and American Job Centers can help you. Our Career Coaches provide career coaching, interview prep, resume assistance, and much more. For Spanish speakers, please click here.

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The Partnership

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

The Partnership operates the largest publicly-funded workforce development system in the nation, serving Chicago and Cook County. Providing services through a network of more than 90 agencies, The Partnership helps people find the training and career opportunities they seek, and employers find and retrain the talented workforce they need. All services are free!

Get Connected to our ten American Job Centers today by calling (800)720-2515.

Learn More

Find rewarding and well-paying careers!

Career Connector consists of a series of in-person programs and events throughout suburban Cook County that connects residents to quality career-path opportunities, and employers to a skilled and diverse talent pool. This program is brought to you by Cook County and The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership).

Learn More
Employer Services

Employer Services

The Partnership’s goal is to better serve the needs of employers by ensuring we have a skilled labor force that meets the market’s demands. By leveraging The Partnership’s experience and knowledge of occupational training, workplace preparedness and business relations, businesses can use existing resources to produce outstanding results.

Learn More

Paid Youth Internships

Opportunity Summer is a paid summer internship program that matches youth in suburban Cook County with career exploration internships. The seven-week program runs from Monday, June 13 to Friday, August 12, 2022, providing residents ages 16-24 with internships paying $15 an hour, 25 hours a week.

Apply to Opportunity Summer

American Job Center Network Orientation

Whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time, looking to advance your career path, or changing careers, The Partnership’s network of workforce providers and American Job Centers can help you. Our Career Coaches provide career coaching, interview prep, resume assistance, and much more. For Spanish speakers, please click here.

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Success By The Numbers

80%
Laid off worker customers placed in employment
$109M
Wages earned by customers who received WIOA services
1,158
Business and Industry Employer Partners
81%
Customers who identify as people of color