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Big Week for Workforce DevelopmentJuly 24, 2014
The Obama administration took major steps this week to push for increased connection between workforce training programs and America’s current labor market realities. Following the release of an action plan for job training programs, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law by President Obama on Tuesday. Earlier this month, the act passed with overwhelming support in both the House and Senate. Click here to visit the WIRE for more information on this week’s big workforce development activities.
Save the Date – University of Chicago’s Workforce ConferenceJuly 24, 2014
The University of Chicago, in collaboration with CJC, will host a one-day workforce conference Friday, August 22. This conference will be free and is intended for frontline service providers. More information will follow, but be on the lookout for updated information on our website and social media sites (Facebook & Twitter).
Register Now – Thrive Chicago’s Cross Network TrainingJuly 24, 2014
Thrive Chicago’s Record Relief Working Group will lead a training for service providers that will provide information on criminal record relief for adults and juveniles in Illinois. The training will take place Monday, August 4 from 1:00 – 3:00pm at the Cornerstone Center (1111 N. Wells Street, Chicago). This training is free, but advanced registration is required. Click here to view a flyer for the training with more information and here to register.

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