Workforce Development Working Group

We use our bi-monthly workforce development Working Group meetings as a forum to discuss policy and program issues related to creating enhanced employment and training opportunities for disadvantaged job seekers and working poor families. The group identifies opportunities to reform public policies and improve local workforce development programs. Each meeting we have a varied agenda and frequently invite workforce providers and public policy advocates to present. Whether you are interested in opportunities to engage in advocacy, or would like to learn more about effective employment and training programs, the Working Group can serve as a useful resource.

To review handouts from all past meetings, click here.


Annually, more than 100 community-based advocates and providers participate in our Workforce Development Working Group. You can attend the meeting as a CJC member or other community stakeholder committed to ensuring access to employment and career advancement opportunities for people in poverty.

Upcoming Meeting

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 | 8:30 – 11:00am
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago
320 N. Damen Ave. – Chicago
(Free limited street parking nearby)

Free, but advance registration required. Click here to register


-License Labyrinth! Drivers license suspension and its unfair impact on the poor has been in national headlines lately. Join the North Lawndale Employment Network (NLEN) as they highlight the impact at home. NLEN will present the results of a survey revealing the experiences of their job seekers whose licenses have been suspended.

-Solving the Budget Crisis? All in a day’s work! Join CJC for an interactive exploration of revenue solutions that can makeup Illinois’ lost revenue, and put us back on a path to financial stability. The Grassroots Collaborative will bring their knowledge of revenue options to assist in this exciting session.

Please bring information that you would like to share with Working Group participants. We will have a table for handouts and an opportunity for brief announcements at the end of the meeting.
We welcome your valuable perspective and participation and look forward to seeing you. New participants are always welcome!
Advanced registration is required. Click here to register. 

During Working Group’s off months, CJC’s Frontline Focus Training Institute will hold its bi-monthly Frontline Workforce Association (FWA) meetings at the same time and location. These meetings are also free and open to all who are interested!

Past Meetings

Review handouts from all past meetings.



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