Suburban Cook County COVID-19 Recovery: Job Training and Placement Program  

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is receiving $4 million from Cook County in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. The support comes as part of the Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Job Training and Placement Program (the Program), which provides funding to train and place individuals dislocated by, and avert layoff of workers at businesses negatively impacted by, the effects of COVID-19. The funding will support training, placement, and career coaching programs for job seekers and provide additional resources for employers and training providers serving or located in suburban Cook County.  

Services include: 

  • Comprehensive career services such as job search, coaching, interview preparation and job placement
  • On-the-job training for new employees and/or training to retain current employees to avoid layoffs
  • A pilot program specifically aimed at the manufacturing sector to avert layoffs and where appropriate assist with succession planning
  • Additional staffing capacity necessary to meet the needs of the increased number of residents affected by COVID-19
  • Paid virtual work-based learning opportunities for young adults impacted by COVID-19

Where can you find resources?

If you are a jobseeker or employer in suburban Cook County you are eligible for this program and should contact one of the workforce centers below:

Cook County Government Information

To learn more about Cook County COVID-19 resident and employer resources visit. here.
Questions? For general information about this program contact: Info.Edev@cookcountyil.gov