Governor Pritzker and President Preckwinkle Announce New Statewide Network to Deploy Computer Devices for Low-Income Residents Across the State

December 16, 2020 News, Press Releases

Download the press release here. To Enhance Digital Access for Low-Income Families, Governor Issues Call to Action to Public/Private Sectors to Donate Used Equipment to be Refurbished for Illinois Families CONTACT: Gov.Press@illinois.gov Chicago—Governor JB Pritzker and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced a first of its kind initiative in Illinois to expand digital …

Mayor Lightfoot Announces $10 Million Chicago Hospitality Grant Program As Part Of Emergency Relief Package For Restaurants, Bars And Their Employees

November 5, 2020 News, Press Releases

Download the press release here. Grant program will reallocate CARES Act funds to businesses most impacted by State- imposed mitigation measures; proposed temporary cap on third-party delivery fees, Take Out Chicago contest and hospitality worker portal will provide much-needed help to hospitality industry Mayor’s Press Office 312.744.3334 press@cityofchicago.org CHICAGO – Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today …

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership and Cook County Assist Residents and Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

October 28, 2020 News, Press Releases

Download the press release here. $4 million in CARES Act funding supports Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Job Training and Placement Program   (Chicago) – The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) today announced it is receiving $4 million from Cook County in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. The support comes as part of …

Cook County Racial Equity Week 2020

September 16, 2020 News

The Partnership’s CEO Karin M. Norington-Reaves joined Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and 16 year MLB veteran, first Latino World Series winning manager and now television personality Ozzie Guillen for Cook County’s Racial Equity Week 2020 to discuss the progress Cook County has made towards Racial Equity for the African American and Latinx communities, …

The Partnership Announces 31 Community Based Organizations Selected to Create City’s COVID Contact Tracing Corps

September 14, 2020 News, Press Releases

Download the press release here. CBOs chosen in a competitive RFP process will employ roughly 500 contract tracing positions to stem COVID-19 transmission in Chicago (Chicago) – The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) joins Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot to announce the 31 Community Based Organizations (CBOs) selected to hire individuals for Chicago’s COVID Contact …

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Joins Governor Pritzker and DCEO Director to Announce Funding for Up to 700 COVID-19 Response Job Opportunities  

September 11, 2020 News, Press Releases

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Joins Governor Pritzker and DCEO Director to Announce Funding for Up to 700 COVID-19 Response Job Opportunities    Download the press release here. CHICAGO – The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) CEO Karin M. Norington-Reaves joined Governor JB Pritzker, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Director Erin Guthrie, and …

Request for Proposal – Community Hiring of Chicago COVID-19 Contact Tracing Corps – Funding Round 2

***IMPORTANT RFP UPDATES – PLEASE READ ALL*** Posted 8/18/2020: The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership requests demographic information about the leadership of responding organizations. Upon electronic submittal of proposal, respondents will receive an auto-confirmation of receipt that directs them to complete a brief online survey. We thank respondents in advance for their participation. Posted 8/11/2020: The …

Request for Proposal – Community Hiring of Chicago COVID-19 Contact Tracing Corps – Funding Round 1

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 7–10 non-profit community-based organizations (CBOs) to serve as local employers of the City of Chicago COVID Contact Tracing Corps.   This is the first of two RFPs that will be released under the Chicago Contact Tracing Corps grant program.   NOTE:  Eligible respondents for this current solicitation (Round 1 RFP) are:  …

$56 million grant awarded to the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership to create 600 contact tracing jobs to combat the spread of COVID-19

July 2, 2020 News, Press Releases

Instant translation available via Google Translate on the top right Dear Friend, The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is proud to announce our collaboration with education and research partners University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Public Health (UIC), NORC at the University of Chicago, Malcolm X College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, and …