American Job Centers (AJC)
American Job Centers (AJCs) provide free help to job seekers for a variety of career and employment-related needs. Nearly 2,400 AJCs, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, are located throughout the United States.
Businesses play a critical role in ensuring a strong economy and jobs for American workers. The Partnership’s Business Relations and Economic Development team provides full-service solutions helping employers through an array of hiring, training, recruitment, and customized services. Our team is connecting hundreds of employers to the public workforce sytem, how can we help yours?
Chicagoland Retail Sector Center
Funded by a grant from the Walmart Foundation, the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership launched the Chicagoland Retail Sector Center to provide training opportunities and resources to people interested in a career pathway in retail. Our sector center provides services to help advance frontline workers into better-paying midlevel positions by offering no cost training and employment services. Managed by Pyramid Partnership, Inc. To learn more employers click here and job seekers click here.
The Partnership provides funding to private and community-based organizations known as delegate agencies. All agencies serve residents of Cook County and Chicago. These agencies provide comprehensive workforce development services by helping job-seekers prepare for and find jobs, connect to career services, and access a range of resources. Click here to find an agency near you
Healthcare Sector Center
The Chicago Healthcare Sector Center offers employment placement services for workforce centers, schools & vocational training programs and job seekers who have completed training. Managed by Rescare, Inc, employers and job seekers can visit the website click here.
The Information Technology Sector Center
The Information Technology Sector Center is the premiere resource that connects local businesses with job seekers to help build Chicago’s information technology sector. Learn more about how the IT sector workforce community can best partner with Chicago area employers to help fill their information technology hiring needs. Employers and job seekers can visit the website click here.
Training Providers are approved colleges, universities and private institutions that provide technical (or classroom) training in high-demand career industries for people enrolled in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program. Providers fund participant’s training through individual training accounts or ITAs. These awards provide credits for training but can only be issued if you are a Designated Training Provider. Learn how to join our list of providers here.