The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) Is Recipient of $18.5 Million Good Jobs Challenge Grant from U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)

August 3, 2022 Grants, Press Releases

City of Chicago and World Business Chicago Support and Assist Winning Application CHICAGO –The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is the recipient of a U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) Good Jobs Challenge grant. The Partnership will be awarded $18.5 million through the EDA’s Good Jobs Challenge for employer-led workforce development. Chicago’s proposal, submitted …

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN $500 MILLION GOOD JOBS CHALLENGE TO EXPAND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

August 3, 2022 Grants

Released by EDA Public Affairs Department. Read the full release here. WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced grant awards to 32 industry-led workforce training partnerships across the country as part of the $500 million Good Jobs Challenge funded by President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. The Good Jobs Challenge is administered by the Commerce Department’s …

City of Chicago Awards $24 Million To The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership To Aid In Mobilizing And Sustaining A Chicago Community Health Response Corps Team

July 27, 2022 Grants, Press Releases

Released on July 27, 2022 by the Mayor’s Press Office. CHICAGO – Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced the City has awarded $24 million to the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) to serve as the lead coordinating organization for the City’s Community Health Response Corps (Response Corps). …

FACT SHEET: White House Announces over $40 Billion in American Rescue Plan Investments in Our Workforce – With More Coming

July 22, 2022 News

On Wednesday, the White House will announce that over $40 Billion in American Rescue Plan funds have been committed to strengthening and expanding our workforce. White House officials will highlight top American Rescue Plan workforce best practices from Governors, Mayors, and County Leaders across the country, and call on more government officials and private sector leaders …

Cook County Launches Opportunity Summer: 2022 Paid Summer Youth Internship Program

June 8, 2022 News, Press Releases

The program invests recovery dollars in career exploration, offering 200 suburban Cook County youth internships and connections to high-demand, high-growth sectors. CHICAGO — (June 6, 2022) Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the launch of Opportunity Summer, a paid summer internship program for suburban Cook County youth. The program matches youth in suburban Cook County with internships that …

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 …

Chicago, Cook County jobs event this week at Palmer House

April 27, 2022 Media Coverage

By ABC7 Chicago Digital Team CHICAGO (WLS) — On Thursday, there will be a hospitality hiring event at Palmer House hotel in Chicago. But applications have a pre-registration Tuesday deadline. There will be about 50 employers at the event with open positions, including leadership from McCormick Place. The Partnership operates a network of more than 90 …

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 …