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. …

Chicago’s COVID Response Corps ‘Ready for The Next Challenge’ Ahead of Winter, Holiday Gatherings

December 13, 2021 Media Coverage

As COVID-19 cases rise, some members of Chicago’s COVID-19 Community Response Corps say they’re prepared to handle the winter months. Earlier in the pandemic, the program began by focusing on contact tracing. But it has since expanded to meet other needs – like scheduling vaccine appointments and working the city’s COVID-19 hotline. The Chicago Cook …

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 …

Job Coaching Helped Jacquie Johnson Return to Work

October 12, 2021 Media Coverage

Jacquie Johnson, 54, lost her job by choice — the kind of choice most of us wouldn’t hesitate to make. When it came to getting back to work, she made another choice she won’t ever regret. Jacquie was working as a supervisor of environmental services at a major hospital in Indiana when she made the …

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 …