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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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Voices of Our SupportersNovember 18, 2015
At CJC, we work with a lot of great people. Usually, we're trying to support the work that happens in the field in other organizations. But sometimes, it's really nice to hear from them that they support us too! Ruby was one person who recently shared with us how grateful she is for CJC. Listen to her story, here. Share her story on Facebook or Twitter, and if you like what you heard, check out our Soundcloud page to hear other stories from our supporters!
CJC Receives Innovation Challenge Award!October 13, 2015

On Monday, the Chicago Jobs Council was honored as one of the winners of the 2015 Innovation Challenge by the University of Chicago’s Urban Labs. The award will provide us the resources to launch a program called Transforming Impossible into Possible (TIP) over the next two years. We share this award with our partners Dr. Philip Hong of Loyola University and the Allied Health Care Career Network.

It's an honor to receive this award, but it has little to do with us. The real story today is about the chronically unemployed in neighborhoods across Chicago. TIP focuses on the most invisible needs of the most invisible job seekers: hope, confidence, and grit among the chronically unemployed.


New Client Services Track!September 30, 2015
Frontline Focus now offers a Client Services certification option! This track is perfect for case managers, intake specialists, job readiness trainers or any other staff who interact directly with clients. Through these 5 core courses, learn how to: conduct an effective intake assessment, appropriately document case notes, use Motivational Interviewing skills, develop and facilitate a job readiness training, and create a culturally competent work environment! In addition, choose from a wide range of electives to round out your professional development. Build your skills, expand your network, and advance your career by signing up today! Find out more about certification here. Or start your journey right now by registering below for our two upcoming Client Services classes: Motivational Interviewing and Conducting Quality Intake Assessments. To sign up, contact: Cheryl Hester at cheryl@cjc.net or call 312-252-0460 x108.