Cook County Announces Launch of Career Connector Program

May 25, 2022 Press Releases

Hiring Events Located Throughout Suburban Cook County at Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Network Locations CHICAGO — (May 24, 2022) Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the launch of The Cook County Career Connector Program. The Program consists of hiring events at sites within The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership’s (The Partnership) network. The Career Connector Program promotes …

Hospitality Hires Chicago 2022 Matching Employers and Job Seekers in a Rebounding Industry

April 4, 2022 Press Releases

Take a Step Towards Your Future or Make Your Next Great Hire at Hospitality Hires Chicago   (CHICAGO)—The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) announced today it is partnering with Choose Chicago, The Magnificent Mile Association, Illinois Restaurant Association, Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association, Chicago Loop Alliance, Near South Planning Board, World Business Chicago, and Cook County to …

Statement from the Co-Chairs of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) and Chicago Cook Workforce Innovation Board (WIB)

March 21, 2022 Press Releases

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership’s (The Partnership) founding CEO, Karin Norington-Reaves, resigned her position at The Partnership effective Saturday, March 19, 2022. We are grateful to Karin for her decade of leading The Partnership’s team of dedicated and talented professionals, creating and implementing innovative programs benefiting job seekers and employers. The innovations developed …

2.5 Million in Grants to Prepare and Connect Black and Latinx Workers to Quality Jobs as Chicago Prepares to Put Federal Infrastructure Dollars to Work

March 8, 2022 Press Releases

CHICAGO – As the Chicago region prepares for an influx of federal resources to recover from the pandemic and modernize our infrastructure, seven grants worth $2.5 million will create a more inclusive workforce by preparing and connecting Black and Latinx workers with the quality, resilient employment opportunities that will be created as the region prepares to put federal funding to …

Statement from the Co-Chairs of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) and Chicago Cook Workforce Innovation Board (WIB)

January 9, 2022 Press Releases

CHICAGO – Today, Karin M. Norington-Reaves, founding CEO of the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership), announced her candidacy for U.S. Congress, representing Illinois’ 1st Congressional District. Effective immediately, with approval of The Partnership’s Board of Directors, Ms. Norington-Reaves will take a leave of absence from her duties overseeing the day-to-day operations at The Partnership. …

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, …

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Expands Young Adult Services in its American Job Center (AJC) Network to Chicago’s South Side and South Suburban Cook County

October 25, 2021 Press Releases

Delegate agencies National Able Network, Inc. and Youth Job Center Will Help Teens and Young Adults Choose Careers CHICAGO – The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) today announced it is expanding the youth and young adult services its network provides on Chicago’s South Side and in South Suburban Cook County. The Partnership is leveraging …

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Launches First-Ever Podcast: Hire Frequency

October 7, 2021 Press Releases

Podcast features informative, humorous conversations with regional business and community leaders about workforce development, local economic imperatives, and their own personal and professional journeys (CHICAGO)– The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) announces the debut of its new podcast Hire Frequency. Host, Karin M. Norington-Reaves, The Partnership’s CEO, taps into the universal importance of workforce development as …