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Career Seeker Services

The Partnership is the non-profit umbrella organization that operates a network of more than 90 community-based organizations in Chicago and suburban Cook County.  The Partnership’s network provides job training, career coaching and resume assistance in the following high-growth and high-demand industries:

  • Business and Professional Services
  • Healthcare
  • Retail, Culinary, and Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
  • Construction

Get Connected to an American Job Center and Get Funding for the Training You Need

What is an American Job Center?

There are ten American Job Centers (AJC) in The Partnership’s network in Chicago and suburban Cook County. An AJC serves as the front door to the network, offering free services to youth and adults of all ages. If you are starting a career or want to make a career change, the teams at the AJCs are here to help. Free services include: access to computers, Wifi, phones and printers; job search assistance; interview preparation and resume writing; unemployment insurance application assistance and more.

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Pursuant to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requirements, occupational training is provided free of charge through Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) to regional career seekers.

What is an ITA?
An ITA is a tuition voucher that eligible residents can use to cover the cost of training to earn industry-recognized credentials, certifications, or degrees from training providers in The Partnership’s network. In Program Year 2022, The Partnership invested more than $16.4 million in more than 2,900 ITAs. Nearly 80% of the career seekers who received training through the ITA program successfully completed training and almost 75% of them became employed!

What about apprenticeships?
Apprenticeship programs are a great way to get a career started.  The Partnership’s network has placed over 600 individuals into registered apprenticeships. For instance, community-based organizations have linked career seekers with contractors on small and large construction projects affiliated with 27 construction trade unions. Data shows that 94% of those who complete an apprenticeship retain their employment. In Program Year 2022,  The Partnership enrolled 46 career seekers into Department of Labor certified registered apprenticeship programs.

So what can I do to get more information?

Visit and fill out the form to get connected to the services described above.

Click here for a full list and contact information for our American Job Centers (AJCs) or call (800) 720-2515.

For more information about The Partnership, call (312) 603-0200, follow us on social media @ChiCookWorks, or subscribe to In the Works, The Partnership’s monthly email newsletter.

AJCs in Chicago

AJC at Daley College
7500 S. Pulaski Rd. | Building 100 Chicago, IL 60652
(773) 884-7000

AJC in East Garfield Park
605 S. Albany Ave. Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 722-3885

AJC in Pilsen
1700 W. 18th St. Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 994-8300

AJC at Truman College
1145 W. Wilson Ave., Suite 1917 Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 334-4747

AJC at The King Center
4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Room 209 Chicago, IL 60653
(773) 538-5627

AJCs in Suburban Cook County

AJC in Wheeling
1400 S. Wolf Rd. Wheeling, IL 60090
(847) 981-7400

AJC in Maywood
1701 S. 1st Ave., Suite 10 Maywood, IL 60153
(708) 223-2652

AJC in North Riverside
7222 W. Cermak Rd., Suite 301 North Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 222-3100

AJC at Prairie State College
202 S. Halsted St. | ATOC Building, Suite 148 Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 709-7975

AJC in Harvey
16845 S. Halsted St. Harvey, IL 60426
(708) 223-3100