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CJC Executive Director SearchOctober 23, 2014
You have probably heard the news that Bob Wordlaw has announced his plans to step down as the Executive Director of the Chicago Jobs Council as of December 31, 2014. There is no doubt that Bob has made a remarkable contribution to disadvantaged people in the Chicago region throughout his career, and will leave a record of sustained growth and accomplishment during his years with CJC. A search for the next Executive Director is underway and is being overseen by a Search Committee made up of members of the Board of Directors. The Committee is especially interested in candidates who have held leadership positions, with strong fundraising experience and a deep knowledge of the workforce development field in the Chicago region. The application deadline is November 12, 2014. Click here to view the job announcement with details of the opportunity and job requirements.


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.

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