IDES Taking Steps to Address Unprecedented Volume of Unemployment Claims

March 27, 2020 Media Release, News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    March 26, 2020 CONTACT: Rebecca Cisco | 217.524.1219 rebecca.cisco@illinois.gov IDES Taking Steps to Address Unprecedented Volume of Unemployment Claims Improved Processes to Help Streamline Increased Need for Benefits SPRINGFIELD – Today, Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced they are taking additional steps to address the unprecedented volume of …

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Receives Facebook Investment to Boost Efforts for Chicago Codes

June 20, 2018 Media Release

50 Chicago Codes Participants Will Receive Scholarships from Facebook CHICAGO – (JUNE 20, 2018) The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership), today, announced Facebook will provide 50 scholarships for students to participate in coding boot camps offered through the Chicago Codes initiative to learn web and mobile development. “Chicago Codes will spark access to technology …

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Receives Approval for $4M Grant to Launch New Construction Workforce Initiative with the Illinois Tollway

May 29, 2018 Media Release

New Initiative Will Increase Diversity Among Workers and Ensure Access to Job Opportunities CHICAGO, IL – The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) will launch a new construction workforce initiative in collaboration with the Illinois Tollway after receiving unanimous approval from the Tollway’s board.  The Partnership will provide pre-apprenticeship training and support services to underemployed …