Success By The Numbers Since 2012

90,000+
Customers Served
2,000+
Business & Industry Employer Partners
$471M
Administered in Federal & Philanthropic Funds

Total WIOA Participants Served

July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

Program Statistics

  • Job Seekers: 9,112
  • Average Full-Time Salary: $42,042
  • Employers: 1,800

Participant Demographics

  • 48.1% – African-American
  • 24.8% – White
  • 22.4% – Latino
  • 3.7% – Asian
  • 1.1% – Other (American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander)

Gender

  • Female: 49%
  • Male:49%
  • Did not disclose: 2%

Job Seeker Education Levels

  • 62% – High School / GED
  • 15% – Bachelors Degree
  • 12% – No GED
  • 6% – Advanced Degree
  • 5% – Associates Degree

Ages:

  • 18 and under: 803
  • 19-24: 2,431
  • 25-54: 5,092
  • 55 and up: 786

Chicago WIOA Participants

July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

Program Statistics

  • Job Seekers: 5,505

Participant Demographics

  • 48.1% – African-American
  • 24.8% – White
  • 22.4% – Latino
  • 3.7% – Asian
  • 1.1% – Other (American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander)

Gender

  • Female: 52%
  • Male:47%
  • Did not disclose: 2%

Program Statistics

  • Serving residents from 77 Chicago communities
  • Job seekers from Invest South West Communities – 1,863

Ages:

  • 18 and under: 490
  • 19-24: 1,664
  • 25-54: 2,982
  • 55 and up: 369

Suburban Cook County WIOA Participants

July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

Program Statistics

  • Job Seekers: 3,639

Participant Demographics

  • 48.1% – African-American
  • 24.8% – White
  • 22.4% – Latino
  • 3.7% – Asian
  • 1.1% – Other (American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander)

Gender

  • Female: 52%
  • Male:47%
  • Did not disclose: 2%

Program Statistics

  • Serving residents from 120 suburban municipalities

Ages:

  • 19-25: 1,764
  • 26-35: 2423
  • 36-45: 349
  • 46-54: 272
  • 55 and up: 454

Overcoming Barriers

Program Statistics

Job seekers with significant barriers to employment: 8,369

Program Statistics

  • Receiving SNAP benefits
  • Living in high poverty areas
  • Single parent
  • Experiencing homelessness
  • Returning citizen
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • low income
  • English language learner
  • Basic skills deficient
  • Pregnant/parenting youth

WIOA Participant Outcomes

68%
Received Training Services
68%
Employed at Program Completion
$23.18
Median Hourly Earnings at Exit

Labor Market Research

Summary of Online Job Postings in Cook County

(Job Postings Captured July 2021-December 2021; Management positions exist across industries.)

  • Management: 15.8%
  • Information Technology: 13.6%
  • Office and Admin: 10.9%
  • Sales: 10.9%
  • Healthcare: 11.2%
  • Transportation: 7.2%
  • Food & Hospitality: 7.5%
  • Manufacturing: 2.6%
  • Other: 20.3% (Includes : Education – Arts, Entertainment, Sports – Personal Care & Service – Architecture & Engineering – Community & Social Services – Building & Grounds – Protective Service – Life, Physical & Social Science – Construction – Military)

Top Employers by Industry

  • Information Technology: Microsoft, Salesforce, Verizon, U.S. Cellular, Google
  • Healthcare: Amita Health, Northwestern Memorial, Aurora, Rush University
  • Business: JP Morgan Chase, Anthem Blue Cross, Humana, Northern Trust
  • Transportation: FedEx, UPS, Marten Transport, United Airlines, UBER
  • Food & Hospitality: Compass Group, Starbucks, McDonald’s, Aramark, Marriot Int.
  • Retail: Amazon, Walgreens, CVS, Home Depot, Walmart
  • Manufacturing: Medline, Motorola, Danaher, PepsiCo, Northrop Grumman

Target Occupation Profiles (TOPS)

The Partnership uses Individual Training Account (ITA) dollars to provide funding for career training in seven industries and 40 target occupations for the ITA program. Certification is required to become an administrator of ITA dollars, local training programs must demonstrate that they train students in one of these 40 occupations which include: