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Felony Parking: A Chicago Story

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, [...]

By |2018-10-09T16:29:10+00:00October 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Now Hiring: Program Administrator

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 [...]

By |2018-09-14T17:09:44+00:00September 14th, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Invest in Yourself with Frontline Focus

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 [...]

By |2018-09-05T22:05:28+00:00September 5th, 2018|0 Comments

License to Work Act Passes Illinois Senate!

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 [...]

By |2018-06-04T22:01:35+00:00June 4th, 2018|0 Comments

The Jobs Council is hiring a Program Associate

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 [...]

By |2018-06-04T21:02:56+00:00June 4th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

Curriculum Writer Needed

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!

By |2017-12-21T20:19:07+00:00December 21st, 2017|0 Comments

We’re Hiring!

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.

By |2017-12-12T20:36:07+00:00December 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Take Action to Protect SNAP Funding

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program helping people struggling with food insecurity. It helps 1.9 million people in Illinois (about 1 in 7 people) afford enough food to lead a healthy life. Able bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) on SNAP are subject to a work requirement to continue [...]

By |2017-10-18T20:19:02+00:00September 18th, 2017|Tags: , |0 Comments

We Will Keep Fighting White Supremacy on All Fronts

White supremacy showed its hideous face in Charlottesville, VA this weekend. But racist violence happens in many forms and in many places. It winds through public policies and trickles into our neighborhoods. It pops up in our budgets, camps out in our courts, and slips into boring sounding laws that fall heaviest on people of [...]

By |2017-10-19T20:04:59+00:00August 15th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Transportation Win: Ventra Streamlines Bulk Orders

Have you heard? After years of paper forms, snail mail, and long wait times, CTA now offers bulk Ventra orders online! You can register your organization to purchase in bulk on the Ventra website here. We’ve been asking for this for a long time, and now it’s time to say THANK YOU! Click here to tweet a thank [...]

By |2017-10-20T14:17:34+00:00August 10th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments