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CJC moves people out of poverty through employment using on-the-ground expertise, advocacy, and capacity-building.

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Mid-Summer Mixer: July 24June 26, 2017
Mid-Summer Mixer

Monday, July 24th 5:30-8:30pm

Lagunitas Brewing Company THE Basement 2607 W. 17th Street Chicago, IL 60608   Buy tickets today for Chicago Jobs Council's first ever Mid-Summer Mixer featuring... beer, games, and more! All beer proceeds support CJC's work to move people out of poverty through employment--so drink up. Tickets $20 in advance $25 at the door Buy Tickets Now (21+ only) Lagunitas
FFTI Course Catalog is HereJune 19, 2017
FFTI's new training catalog is here! This year's course offerings include:
  • 20 different public calendar trainings
  • Developer, Leadership, and Client Services certification options
  • Information about FWA - our free, bimonthly workshops
Visit the Frontline Focus webpage to register for upcoming trainings today! (more…)
Updated Workers’ Rights CurriculumJune 14, 2017
Your job seekers have completed your job readiness training and you believe they are ready to work! However, if they don’t know their rights and how to protect themselves in the workplace, they're not truly “job ready". CJC's Frontline Focus Training Institute, in partnership with Alison Dickson of the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois, is excited to release the recently updated Workers’ Rights for Workforce Development Curriculum, 2nd edition. Through this curriculum, arm your job seekers with the most up-to-date information on their workplace rights - including new wage and hour laws, timely workforce protections for immigrant and refugee populations, and much more! (more…)