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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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White House Summit on Working Families – Chicago ForumApril 17, 2014
In preparation for the June 23rd White House Summit on Working Families, the U.S. Department of Labor will host a series of forums across the country to identify initiatives that benefit America’s working families, businesses, and economy.  These discussions will help inform the national Summit, which will build momentum around key policy goals and best practices to help both workers and businesses succeed. The Chicago Regional Forum will take place Monday, April 28. For more information and to register, click here.
Spring Frontline Focus Trainings – Register Now!April 17, 2014
Registration is open for the following Frontline Focus trainings:  Conducting Quality Intake Assessments (May 2nd), Designing & Conducting Transformational Job Readiness Trainings (two sessions: May 5th & 6th), and Cultural Competency 101 (May 15th). For more information on the Frontline Focus Training Institute and to register for these courses, click here.
Raise Illinois Town Hall MeetingsApril 10, 2014
The Raise Illinois campaign will hold a series of town hall meetings across the state in April to grow momentum for an increase in Illinois’ minimum wage from the current $8.25 per hour to $10.65 an hour. For more information and to see when a town hall meeting is happening near you, click here.

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