Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) funds a variety of workforce agencies serving as a comprehensive employment and training resource for employers, jobseekers of all ages, TANF recipients, veterans, and youth throughout the Chicagoland region. Through The Partnership’s network of more than 50 workforce agencies, we are connecting jobseekers with skills needed to secure sustainable employment, and we are connecting employers with a trained and ready workforce. All services are free!
The Partnership knows that building and running a business is more than a full-time job. Whether your firm is a start-up with just a few employees or a large corporate operation with thousands of professionals on your payroll, we can help with the critical business of finding, placing, training, and retaining your most valuable asset–your employees.
Job Seeker Services
Whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time, looking to advance your career path, or changing careers, The Partnership’s network of workforce providers and American Job Centers can help you.
Our workforce agencies provide work readiness training to eligible Cook County youth, ages 16-24. There are a wide variety of programs designed to prepare youth to be productive in the workforce. Programs range from summer internships to year-round job opportunities and support for youth who have dropped out of high school, are at-risk of dropping out, or are transitioning from justice system camps and foster care facilities. Find an agency and make an appointment today!
Cook County is committed to connecting veterans to employers, and employers to veterans. We are working to guarantee that we prepare veterans or their spouses to enter the workforce and access quality jobs that allow them to leverage their skills, training and experiences. Visit one of our centers to get connected to these services. Click here to find the center nearest you.