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 …

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, …

Request for Proposals for Career Pathway Training Program

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) as the administrative entity of Local Workforce Innovation Area (LWIA) 7 serving Cook County inclusive of the City of Chicago, is soliciting proposals from organizations to provide Career Pathway Training under Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Partnership seeks organizations that can provide …

Request For Proposals (RFP) – Reentry Navigation Initiative: The Road Home

There is immense untapped talent to mine from returning residents, and the groundswell of support for restorative criminal justice reform provides an opportunity to take meaningful steps in a more just system. In response, the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, in collaboration with the Cook County Justice Advisory Council, is launching The Reentry Navigation Initiative: The …

The Chicago Department of Public Health expands door-to-door canvassing in continued push to increase vaccination rates in hard-hit communities

June 14, 2021 Uncategorized

  CHICAGO—The Chicago Department of Public Health is ramping up hyperlocal vaccine outreach, including door-to-door canvassing, in a data-driven effort to continue pushing COVID-19 vaccine to the communities with the lowest vaccination rates. In partnership with community organizations, canvassing teams trained through the City’s online Vaccine Ambassador program are going door-to-door to encourage residents to …

Request for Proposals EXTENDED: Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act Solar Training Pipeline Program

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) has extended the deadline for proposals. The Partnership requests proposals for program providers under The Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) Solar Training Pipeline Program. Pursuant to FEJA, Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is disbursing $3 million in 2021 to continue funding the Solar Training Pipeline Program. The Partnership …