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 …

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 …

Deadline Approaching: Apply for the Chicago Codes Bootcamp Today

September 1, 2020 Press Releases

Download the press release here. Labor Day Brings New Opportunities and Workforce Development Success Stories While Facing Unprecedented Challenges of Pandemic   (Chicago) — As Labor Day approaches, The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) announces opportunities for job seekers in Chicago and Cook County and stories of job-seeker success during this challenging time due …

$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 …

IDES Taking Steps to Address Unprecedented Volume of Unemployment Claims

March 27, 2020 News, Press Releases

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 …