Publications

Publication NamePublication Date
Making the Case: City of Chicago Investment in Workforce Services August 2013
Opportunity Chicago 2006-2010: Improving Access to Employment for Public Housing Residents in Chicago July 2012
Metropolitan Chicago Region – An Analysis of Public Workforce Development Resources May 2012
Putting the Workforce at the Center of Economic Development: Leaders from across Illinois call for Investment in Skills September 2011
Workforce Development for Chicago: Recommendations to Prioritize Individuals, Communities, and Systems Reform December 2010
Job Growth Projections and Analysis in Chicago’s Emerging Green Industries November 2010
Opportunity Chicago: A Partnership for Change October 2010
Youth Summer Employment Brief May 2010
Youth Ready Chicago Hub Feedback Summary December 2009
Economic Environment Survey of Employment & Training Providers December 2009
Workforce Development Report – GO TO 2040 November 2009
Building a Green Collar Workforce in Chicagoland October 2009
WIA Reauthorization Recommendations July 2009
Big Shoulders, Big Challenges: An Update on Workforce Development Funding in Chicago November 2007
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Illinois’ Workforce Development System, Budget Brief No. 1 January 2007
Partnerships for Job Training and Economic Development: An Evaluation of Illinois’ JTED Program February 2006
Bridges to Careers for Low-Skilled Adults, A Program Development Guide October 2005
Big Shoulders, Big Challenges: Preparing Chicago’s Workforce for the New Economy September 2005
Comments on Draft Plan for Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and Wagner Peyser Act May 2005
Get the Facts: Public Benefits that Can Help You with Basic Living Costs March 2005
Building Bridges: Funding Options for the Core Components of Bridge Programs November 2004
CJC Guide to Illinois Ex-Offender Policy Advocacy Efforts 2003-2004 September 2004
Ready? Set. Grow! A Starter’s Guide for Becoming Culturally Competent September 2004
Responses to Burning Questions from the Creating Bridges in Healthcare Technical Assistance Workshop June 2004
The Bridge Program: An Effective Educational Approach to Meeting Employers’ Critical Skills Shortages May 2004
Making the Pieces Fit: A Plan for Ensuring a Prosperous Illinois February 2004
From Safety Net to Self Sufficiency: A CJC Proposal for a State Mixed Strategy approach to Prepare TANF and Food Stamp Employment and Training Participants for Illinois’ Skilled Workforce November 2003
Investing, Improving, and Measuring Workplace Skills November 2003
Illinois 2003 – Workforce and Economic Development: Investing in the Future of Illinois October 2003
Manufacturing Industry Briefing for Job Developers: Industry Overview April 2003
Testimony of the Chicago Jobs Council on Welfare Reform Reauthorization, Submitted to the United States Senate Finance Committee March 2003
Accessing Skills Training Through Chicago’s One-Stop Centers and Affiliate Agencies March 2003
Healthcare Industry Briefing for Job Developers: Industry Overview March 2003
Improving Our Response to Workforce Needs: Recommendations for the Reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) February 2003
Critical Issues & Initial Answers: Recommendations for TANF Reauthorization December 2002
Recommendations for a New Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program in Illinois December 2002
Expanding Employment Opportunities for Former Offenders: An Employer Roundtable Summary October 2002
Dollars Down, Poverty Up: CJC’s September 2002 Workforce Development Issues Survey October 2002
Skills Training Works: Examining the Evidence September 2002
CJC Comments to the U.S. Department of Labor May 2002
Capacity Building for Chicago Job Development: An Assessment of Chicago Job Developers’ Needs and Emerging Solutions for Today’s Tight Labor Market May 2002
Paychecks & Poverty: Real Household Budgets of Welfare-to-Work Participants April 2002
You See What I’m Saying? Current and Former TANF Recipients Talk About Being on Welfare April 2002
Feedback from the Frontlines: Testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce September 2001
Publicly Funded Jobs, A CJC Position Paper August 2000
Understanding Entry-Level Health Care Employment in Chicago August 2000
Recommendations for Chicago’s Local Plan, Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 February 2000
Picture of Health: Best Practices in Training & Employing Chicago’s Entry-Level Health Care Workforce June 1998