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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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Registration Is Open For Our Annual Meeting!April 29, 2016
circs_flattenedW2Registration is now open for our 35th Annual Meeting Celebration "Ideas and Action From the Community, For the Community." For more program details, and to register, click here.
When: Friday, June 3, 2016 8:30 am - 11:00 am Breakfast and Registration at 8:30 Program begins promptly at 9:00

Where: Hotel Palomar Chicago 505 N. State Street 5th Floor Gallery Ballroom
We’re headed to SpringfieldMarch 30, 2016
Did you hear? Pennsylvania ended their budget stalemate last week, meaning that Illinois has now gone longer without a state budget than...well, ever as far as we can tell.

Register now to join CJC, the National Association of Social Workers Illinois Chapter, and other Responsible Budget Coalition members in Springfield on Tuesday, April 5 (next week) to advocate for a fair budget! (more…)

WIRE Post Dives In to Wage GapFebruary 25, 2016
Have you seen the latest post on the WIRE blog? Policy Research Assistant Kim Boche takes a look at misperceptions of the gender wage gap, and how it continues to take earnings from women--particularly women of color. Visit the WIRE to check out the post, infographic, and find other information and resources about workforce policy and more! Capture