Resources for Business & Government
Workforce Information and Resource Exchange (WIRE)
The WIRE is a centralized source for workforce development research. Along with a growing collection of workforce development data, the WIRE includes a directory of direct service providers and a catalog of workforce development publications. To access these and other resources, visit the WIRE.
Working Group Information
We host a monthly meeting for our members and others to discuss key public policy issues that impact services to disadvantaged job seekers and develop responsive strategies for resolving them.
Targeted primarily to community-based organizations who provide employment services to low-income individuals, we offer training programs and resources to help frontline workforce professionals better meet the needs of businesses and job seekers in making the right employment connections. Local workforce staff receives industry-focused newsletters, skills training, workshops, and informative conversations to build their capacity to serve dual customers – disadvantaged job seekers and employers.
- Myths and realities about hiring individuals with a criminal record: Educating and working with employers (July 2004) Download (PDF, 186 KB)
- For community-based employment services, visit our Member Directory.
- What Are Community-Business Partnerships? View resource
- For a guide to resources for Chicago employers go to Chicago Workforce Board
- To learn about city-funded services, go to Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development (MOWD)
- For information about accessing the City of Chicago’s TIF Works dollars for employee training click here.
- To register your job openings with organizations statewide, go to Illinois Skills Match and click on “Employer.”
Note: CJC provides these links as a convenience and does not imply recommendation or endorsement by CJC of the linked site. Similarly, it does not imply that the linked site recommends or endorses CJC.