During the COVID-19 public health emergency, all of our agencies remained closed to the public. Our staff is working hard to ensure we maintain services to employers and jobseekers alike.
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A message from our Chief Executive Officer: COVID-19 – How the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership is helping.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D. have issued a call for assistance from the medical community and are seeking to hire healthcare workers immediately to help the City of Chicago in its COVID-19 response efforts.
Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Response to Public Comments Received on 2020 WIOA Local Plan
April 3, 2020
IDES Taking Steps to Address Unprecedented Volume of Unemployment Claims
March 27, 2020
COVID-19: How the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership is helping
March 26, 2020
Workforce Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic
March 24, 2020
Working Around The Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 13, 2020
Request For Proposal – Program Operator (Chatham Site)
March 5, 2020
Near West American Job Center participant makes more than $20/hr after earning a Commercial Driver’s Liscence, completing training. Now working as a driver for a trucking company, he credits The Partnership’s American Job Center stating “This program helped me get a career that will provide for myself and family. It allowed me to see the world…I got to meet a lot of cool people that I never would’ve met without it.”
Near West American Job Center Participant struggled finding a full time job when the economic recession was in full swing. With the program, the Participant was able to get the help needed to find a new IT career. “The real challenge for me was not knowing what to put into the resume. I had plenty of design and multimedia experience, so I had a great resume in that respect, but I got two certifications from IT Career Lab (ITCL) so I didn’t know how to build a whole resume just based on that.” This participant now makes more than $20/hr working as a Technical Support Engineer.
Chicago Magnesium is a metals manufacturer for the aviation industry located in the south suburbs. They have been a long-time partner of Opportunity Works partner since 2017. Chicago Magnesium provides company tours for interns and speakers for career exploration activities. This strong partnership has provided a path for ten former Opportunity Works interns to transition into full-time positions at Chicago Magnesium.
Montserrat was matched with Blue Lacuna 1647, a co-working space and business incubator in Pilsen. She taught computer game development to 8 – 12-year-olds for the Latina Girl’s Code. As a result of Montserrat’s hard work throughout the Opportunity Works program, Blue Lacuna offered her a position as a subcontractor at North Eastern Illinois University where she teaches classes in web design and development!