Message from The Partnership CEO: The Labor Day Workforce Challenge

September 1, 2021 Press Releases

CEO Karin M. Norington-Reaves is offering media availability to discuss workforce development in Chicago and Cook County during the weeks of September 6 and September 13. Message from The Partnership CEO: The Labor Day Workforce Challenge As we prepare to observe Labor Day on Monday, September 6, our nation and our region face serious workforce …

Mayor Lightfoot Declares August “Hire Chicago” Month

August 2, 2021 News, Press Releases

Hire Chicago, a collaboration between Mayor Lightfoot, The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership & World Business Chicago —   is offered to help Chicagoans find careers today and tomorrow, and help employers tap into our city’s diverse talent pipeline.   CHICAGO, IL—Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) and World Business Chicago, …

The Partnership Hosts Virtual Event: “A Hire Calling” Highlighting the Business Case and Community Benefits of “Second Chance” Hiring

April 20, 2021 Press Releases

The Partnership Hosts Virtual Event: “A Hire Calling” Highlighting the Business Case and Community Benefits of “Second Chance” Hiring Nationally known CEOs and formerly incarcerated individuals join a nationally recognized author to discuss the benefits of hiring “untapped potential” workforce during “Second Chance” Month   (Chicago) – The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is hosting “A …

THE CHICAGO COOK WORKFORCE PARTNERSHIP CELEBRATES VIRTUAL GRAND OPENING OF CHATHAM EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE CENTER

January 19, 2021 Press Releases

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Leads Development of New Jewel on South Side   CHICAGO—(January 19, 2021) The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (“The Partnership”) today hosted elected officials, community leaders, local philanthropists and the family of a much loved and respected South Side resident to mark the grand opening of the Chatham Education and Workforce Center …

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 …

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 …