Working Around The Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 13, 2020 News, Public Notices

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is working with the offices of Cook County, City of Chicago, and the State of Illinois, all of which jointly announced information for mitigating the spread of the coronavirus as detailed below. The Partnership wants to ensure that our staff and customers are safe and while we continue …

CHA’S DEARBORN HOMES RECEIVES $2.8 MILLION GRANT THAT SUPPORTS WORK READINESS

February 28, 2020 Uncategorized

CHICAGO (Feb. 24, 2020) – The Chicago Housing Authority has received a $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Friday for the JobsPlus program that supports job readiness and connect public housing residents at Dearborn Homes with employment, education and financial empowerment services. CHA is one of nine Public …

Request For Proposal – Program Operator (National Health Emergency Opioid Crisis National Emergency Grant)

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to current WIOA agencies serving Dislocated Workers for a program operator for the National Health Emergency Opioid Crisis National Emergency Grant. Proposals are due Friday, March 6, 2020, at 4:30pm CST. This National Emergency Grant is made possible by the Illinois Department of …

WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) Regional Plan 2020

February 18, 2020 News, Uncategorized

The Workforce Partners of Metropolitan Chicago have drafted the 2020-2024 Regional Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Four-Year Plan for the Workforce Innovation Areas of the Northeast Economic Development Region (NEEDR) including Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties. This Regional Plan will be integrated into the State of Illinois …

WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) Local Plan 2020

February 14, 2020 News

The deadline for public comment on the WIOA Local Plan for LWIA 7 has been extended to 5:00 PM on Monday, March 16, 2020.   The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership has drafted the Local Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act 2020-2024 Four-Year Plan for Local Workforce Innovation Area 7 (Chicago and Cook County). The Local Plan …

CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA RADIO INTERVIEW WITH PARTNERSHIP CEO KARIN M. NORINGTON-REAVES

January 30, 2020 News

Our CEO Karin Norington-Reaves sits down with Chicago Public Media to shed light on possible solutions to some of the barriers communities of color are facing as people apply for 2020 Census jobs. Of the many concerns highlighted, is the digital divide, because the online application process may deter residents with limited computer literacy or a …