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The Partnership

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

We are excited to share our 2021 annual report which highlights the work we’ve done and lives we’ve touched in Chicago and Cook County.

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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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Blue seal of the EDA Good Jobs Challenge

$18.5 Million Good Jobs Challenge Grant from U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is the recipient of a U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) Good Jobs Challenge grant. The Partnership will be awarded $18.5 million through the EDA’s Good Jobs Challenge for employer-led workforce development.

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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

We are excited to share our 2021 annual report which highlights the work we’ve done and lives we’ve touched in Chicago and Cook County.

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
Blue seal of the EDA Good Jobs Challenge

$18.5 Million Good Jobs Challenge Grant from U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is the recipient of a U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) Good Jobs Challenge grant. The Partnership will be awarded $18.5 million through the EDA’s Good Jobs Challenge for employer-led workforce development.

Read More

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