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Chicago Jobs Council works with its members to ensure access to employment and career advancement opportunities for people living in poverty.

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November Frontline Workforce Association – Join Us!October 17, 2014
Join us for our November Frontline Workforce Association meeting – ‘Barriers to Retention: A Client Perspective’ – Wednesday, November 12 from 8:30 – 11:00am at the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago. This meeting will focus on learning the ins and outs of Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability Insurance and the child support system, the opportunities available to your clients, as well as concrete retention tools and strategies to ensure your client’s success! For more information and to register, click here.
New WIOA Page on the WIREOctober 17, 2014
CJC’s Workforce Information and Resource Exchange (the WIRE) has a brand new page devoted to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The page is our effort to curate some of the most helpful materials that already exist, such as a summary of key provisions by CLASP, and a side-by-side comparison of WIA and WIOA from the National Skills Coalition. Updates will be made regularly as new information comes out that can help organizations get a better picture of how workforce development will look with WIOA. Click here to view the page.
Take Action To Help Build A Stronger IllinoisOctober 14, 2014
Three million adults in Illinois have less than a high school education while new jobs will require at least two years of post high school education or training. It is critical that the next governor invest in workforce development strategies. In order to take advantage of the approaching gubernatorial election, CJC and the Illinois Works for the Future campaign has released policy recommendations for the state’s next governor. Please consider taking action to support our policy recommendations and to have your voice heard. Click here to see how you can get involved.

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