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Our New Report: “Living In Suspension: Consequences of Driver’s License Suspension Policies”

Xavier. LaSheria. William. These are some of the names out of thousands who are trapped under the weight of having a suspended license due to unpaid parking tickets and other non-driving related violations. They have lost jobs, opportunities, and any kind of stability--all because of an unpaid ticket, or maybe an error paying child support. [...]

By | 2018-03-06T22:43:14+00:00 March 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Take Our New State of the Field Survey!

The Frontline Focus Training Institute at the Chicago Jobs Council has been supporting workforce development professionals for 15 years. In that time, our understanding of issues impacting the field has come from workforce development professionals, the staff on the ground doing the work of preparing and connecting job seekers to quality employment. From our perspective, yours [...]

By | 2018-03-09T21:28:53+00:00 March 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Healthcare helps workers. Work requirements don’t.

After a year of threats to the Affordable Care Act, tax legislation that explodes the wealth gap, and increased pressure to further cut safety net services, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMS) announced a misguided Medicaid policy: work requirements. Work requirements are just words, not supports. Access to health care, food support, child [...]

By | 2018-02-23T15:44:40+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Congratulations to our Success Drivers 2018 Cohort!

This month, the Frontline Focus Training Institute is launching the 4th year of our Success Drivers Learning Cohort. In this cohort, 20 select participants from 10 Chicagoland workforce organizations will meet to explore the Workforce Benchmarking Network’s Success Drivers framework set of best practice strategies curated from nationally-recognized, high-performing workforce organizations. The Success Drivers are organized [...]

By | 2018-02-05T20:21:26+00:00 February 5th, 2018|1 Comment

Facts and Figures: Seasoned Workers

Staff from the Jobs Council recently attended a symposium hosted by the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership and AARP entitled Seasoned Workers in the New Economy--here are our takeaways: There are 1.6 million people, aged 55 and older, working in almost full-time equivalent jobs and are still living below the federal poverty line - [Corey Hastings, VP Workforce [...]

By | 2017-11-09T21:13:14+00:00 November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Thank you Governor Rauner for signing the SNAP time limit waiver!

Thanks for all of your calls, letters, postcards and messages to the Governor's office over the past month! The Illinois DHS submitted a SNAP time limit waiver request and on October 6, USDA granted approval. Approximately 260,000 of the most vulnerable adults without children will continue to have access to the support they need. Thank [...]

By | 2017-10-20T14:17:20+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments