We’re placing more than 14,000 people in employment annually. Helping more than 2000 employers retain staff and find quality hires. Providing service through our network of more than 53 providers.  All services are FREE!  Connect with The Partnership, today!


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

Restaurant and hospitality workers: If you’ve lost your job, The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership can help you find a new one, using the skills you already have.

Get information about free career coaching, including resume writing, interview preparation, occupational training, and job placement services.

You can also call 1-800-720-2515
Text “ChiServes” to 474747.

Suburban Cook County COVID-19 Recovery: Job Training and Placement Program

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is receiving $4 million from Cook County in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. The support comes as part of the Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Job Training and Placement Program, which provides funding to train and place individuals dislocated by, and avert layoff of workers at businesses negatively impacted by, the effects of COVID-19. The funding will support training, placement, and career coaching programs for job seekers and provide additional resources for employers and training providers serving or located in suburban Cook County

Read the media release.

The Partnership joins Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot to announce the 31 Community Based Organizations (CBOs) selected to hire individuals for Chicago’s COVID Contact Tracing Corps (Corps).

In July, The Partnership received a two-year, $56 million grant from the City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) to serve as the Lead Coordinating Organization overseeing this program.

As the LWIA (Local Workforce Investment Area) for Chicago and Cook County, The Partnership is receiving $4.275 million from a Disaster Recovery Grant Program and $3.875 million from an Employment Recovery Grant Program, both of which are part of the National Dislocated Worker Program. The grants are intended to provide dislocated workers employment and training while assisting with local disaster relief programs and in-demand industries connected to the ongoing crisis. 

Visit Illinois.gov/GetHired for information

We’ve partnered with Roadtrip Nation to create a Young Adult Workforce Development Portal, a career exploration tool for young adults in the Chicagoland area. This portal allows young adults the opportunity to connect with workforce resources and virtual job shadowing experiences across industry sectors.

Visit the portal today, and find your path.

Improve your online skills with a digital literacy webinar!

The Partnership is hosting FREE digital literacy training courses available in both English and Spanish.

Please join us for introductory courses on email management, Mircosoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more. Please register at least 24 hrs before the event starts. 

¡Mejore sus habilidades en línea con un seminario virtual virtual de alfabetización digital!

The Partnership está organizando clases virtuales GRATUITAS de capacitación en alfabetización digital disponibles en inglés y español. Únase a nosotros para los cursos introductorios sobre administración de correo electrónico, Mircosoft Word, Excel mas. Regístrese 24 horas antes de la hora de inicio programada.