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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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There is Still Time to Give!December 31, 2015
Did you hear we're building a ladder? But we need your help... (more…)
Workers’ Rights Curriculum Now Available!December 21, 2015
Job seekers need to get work. Unfortunately not all workplaces are created equal. None of us want our job seekers to face discrimination or mistreatment in the workplace, but sometimes it happens. And now you can help prepare them to stand up for themselves! We believe knowledge about basic worker protections is a crucial component of any job readiness program and we want you to have the tools to empower job seekers with knowledge of their rights. Through Frontline Focus Training Institute’s partnership with Alison Dickson of the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois, we have trained frontline workforce organizations across the region about workplace standards.  Now, we’re excited to offer the Workers’ Rights Curriculum to all Illinois-based workforce development organizations, so that jobseekers across the state can be armed with this information and preparation. To preview the Introduction and Table of Contents, and request your own copy of the curriculum free of charge, visit our new page: Tools for Frontline Staff, and keep an eye out as we add more resources in the future! And remember, no jobseeker is fully job ready unless they are armed with information about workplace rights!
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!