There is a huge field of candidates and dozens of forums where Chicagoans can ask mayoral hopefuls and potential city council members about their plans and policy priorities. Here’s a cheat sheet with some sample questions you can ask the candidates. Bring this with you to aldermanic candidate meet-and-greets or large mayoral forums. Last year, [...]
In November 2018, Illinois elected a new governor. After working for decades on policies that benefit the people that are most disconnected from the labor force, the Jobs Council put together this platform with recommendations to Governor Elect Pritzker's administration about how to equitably increase access to jobs and economic wellness in Illinois. [...]
Are you looking for professional development and networking opportunities? Take a look at what our customers are saying about our Frontline Focus Trainings to see if they're right for you! Click on the picture to see our metrics from the last year! Here's a snapshot of last year's metrics: 362 unique workforce professionals attended trainings [...]
LaSheria's parking tickets have followed her since 1999. Like thousands of others in Chicago, she has gone bankrupt over them. She has been arrested for driving on a license she didn't know was suspended because of them. Her story is stunning, but it's not unique. In Chicago, parking tickets are big money for the city, [...]
The Jobs Council is hiring a Program Administrator to support a technical assistance project that includes delivering workshops and focus groups across the state related to expanding apprenticeship programs. The Chicago Jobs Council (Jobs Council) is conducting this project in partnership with Young Invincibles (YI) and the Program Administrator will work closely with the team [...]
This year's Frontline Focus Training Institute course catalog includes over 25 trainings for workforce professionals to build your skills and knowledge, expand your network, and advance your career! And this year, we are launching several brand new trainings to help you more effectively connect job seekers to quality employment. Invest in yourself today by checking [...]
At the Jobs Council, we know that transportation barriers are employment barriers. Last week, the Illinois Senate voted to pass important reforms to driver's license suspension policy. The License to Work Act would eliminate driver’s license suspension as a penalty for most non-driving violations. Currently, thousands of Illinoisans are stuck in debt traps because they cannot [...]
The Jobs Council is accepting applications for a Program Associate. The Program Associate contributes to the development and delivery of the Frontline Focus Training Institute (FFTI) and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of its public training program. These activities will include: implementing up to 20 trainings per year, facilitation, conducting site visits, surveys [...]
Want to put your skills to use for our mission? The Jobs Council is seeking a qualified curriculum writer/consultant to support the development of new content, revisions, and train-the-trainer activities related to the Chicago College and Career Advising Credential (CCCAC). We are seeking an engagement from Feb-July 2018. For more, and to apply, click here!
Are you or is somebody you know committed to the advancement of the Job Council's mission, skilled at facilitating, or familiar with anti-poverty programs and policies? You may be a good candidate for our Program Manager position! For more information, click here.