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Spring 2016 Frontline Focus Flyer
May 19, 2016
Catch up on the latest from the Frontline Focus Training Institute with our spring flyer! Read the results of our 2016 Annual Survey, access the Career Foundations curriculum, and take a look at our calendar of upcoming events and sign up for FFTI courses! This and more is at your fingertips right here. Capture
CJC Report: The Hidden Cost of Ventra
May 4, 2016
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 Springfield
March 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 Gap
February 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
Broken State, Broken Record
February 17, 2016
Governor Rauner gave his budget address in Springfield today. In response to the address, Chicago Jobs Council Executive Director Carrie Thomas released the following statement. Today in Springfield, Governor Rauner didn’t tell us anything new. For the eighth month, we have a broken state, and the only response is a broken record. He gave us a history lesson on the current crisis. (more…)
Catch Up on Last Week’s Working Group
February 16, 2016
Did you miss last week's Working Group meeting? Did you want to learn more about what we discussed? Lauren Sugerman from Chicago Women in Trades presented on the importance of providing women opportunities to enter male-dominated fields, many of which offer much higher pay. She shared with us the striking statistic that only 9% of women earn $50,000 or more, while 42% of men do. Her presentation can be found here, and Carrie Tomas' overview of Occupational Segregation can be found here. (more…)
FFTI Winter Flyer
February 4, 2016
Have you seen the Winter Flyer from the Frontline Focus Training Institute? Find out about the exciting FWA topics we've turned into full classes. Check the schedule of upcoming trainings. Learn about some of the new resources on our website. Check it out here!Capture
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! (more…)