Cook County Launches Opportunity Summer: 2022 Paid Summer Youth Internship Program

June 8, 2022 News, Press Releases

The program invests recovery dollars in career exploration, offering 200 suburban Cook County youth internships and connections to high-demand, high-growth sectors. CHICAGO — (June 6, 2022) Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the launch of Opportunity Summer, a paid summer internship program for suburban Cook County youth. The program matches youth in suburban Cook County with internships that …

Chicago, Cook County jobs event this week at Palmer House

April 27, 2022 Media Coverage

By ABC7 Chicago Digital Team CHICAGO (WLS) — On Thursday, there will be a hospitality hiring event at Palmer House hotel in Chicago. But applications have a pre-registration Tuesday deadline. There will be about 50 employers at the event with open positions, including leadership from McCormick Place. The Partnership operates a network of more than 90 …

Chicago’s COVID Response Corps ‘Ready for The Next Challenge’ Ahead of Winter, Holiday Gatherings

December 13, 2021 Media Coverage

As COVID-19 cases rise, some members of Chicago’s COVID-19 Community Response Corps say they’re prepared to handle the winter months. Earlier in the pandemic, the program began by focusing on contact tracing. But it has since expanded to meet other needs – like scheduling vaccine appointments and working the city’s COVID-19 hotline. The Chicago Cook …

Beyond the Data: True (Local) Stories of the Great Resignation

December 7, 2021 News, Press Releases

Who*: Karin M. Norington-Reaves, CEO, The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (Moderator) Sarah Ball, Pursuing a Voice Over Career Patrice Brazil, Talent Acquisition, Worldwide Flight Services Dr. Philip Hong, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Loyola University Chicago, School of Social Work; Director, Center for Research on Self Sufficiency Ann Runkle, Consultant and Entrepreneur Triste Smith, …

Job Coaching Helped Jacquie Johnson Return to Work

October 12, 2021 Media Coverage

Jacquie Johnson, 54, lost her job by choice — the kind of choice most of us wouldn’t hesitate to make. When it came to getting back to work, she made another choice she won’t ever regret. Jacquie was working as a supervisor of environmental services at a major hospital in Indiana when she made the …