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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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Hire Frequency Podcast

Hire Frequency: Employ. Empower. Elevate.

Hire Frequency taps into the universal importance of workforce development as the driver of economic empowerment. Regional business and community leaders, elected officials, and economic development stakeholders join host, The Partnership CEO Karin M. Norington-Reaves, for conversations, ranging from discussions about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the labor market to strategies for revitalizing Chicagoland’s economy and more. Let’s employ, empower, and elevate one another.

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Who's Hiring Now?

Who's Hiring Now?

Find a career that you love.

The Partnership believes in economic empowerment through employment. Here are some companies that are looking to fill positions in Chicagoland locations.

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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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Young Adult Workforce Development Portal

Chicago & Cook County Young Adult Workforce Development Portal

Whether you’re exploring career paths or looking for inspiration, young adults can find guidance from the conversations and motivational stories of people like John Legend, Craig Robinson and successful professionals in this region’s high-demand industry sectors.

Visit The Portal
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
Hire Frequency Podcast

Hire Frequency: Employ. Empower. Elevate.

Hire Frequency taps into the universal importance of workforce development as the driver of economic empowerment. Regional business and community leaders, elected officials, and economic development stakeholders join host, The Partnership CEO Karin M. Norington-Reaves, for conversations, ranging from discussions about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the labor market to strategies for revitalizing Chicagoland’s economy and more. Let’s employ, empower, and elevate one another.

Listen To The Podcast
Who's Hiring Now?

Who's Hiring Now?

Find a career that you love.

The Partnership believes in economic empowerment through employment. Here are some companies that are looking to fill positions in Chicagoland locations.

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
Young Adult Workforce Development Portal

Chicago & Cook County Young Adult Workforce Development Portal

Whether you’re exploring career paths or looking for inspiration, young adults can find guidance from the conversations and motivational stories of people like John Legend, Craig Robinson and successful professionals in this region’s high-demand industry sectors.

Visit The Portal

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
84%
Customers who identify as people of color