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Suspended Indefinitely: Driver’s Licenses and the Long Road to Work

(Article Updated: Kelvin succeeded in re obtaining his license in 2015.) Last month, we wrote that driver’s license suspensions unfairly penalize the poor. Without the money to get it back, a suspended license creates tremendous barriers for those trying to earn a living.  Kelvin Anderson, a Retention Assistant at Growing Home, Inc, shared his story with [...]

By | 2015-05-14T00:00:00+00:00 May 14th, 2015|Tags: |0 Comments

New Infographic: The Recession Continues for Many in Illinois

Some in Illinois have seen a recovery since the end of the Great Recession. But for many more, the recession continues. This is especially true for those who rely on the services that Governor Rauner wants to slash in Springfield. There is nothing fair about these cuts. In the Chicago Jobs Council's new factsheet Working In Illinois: [...]

By | 2015-05-11T00:00:00+00:00 May 11th, 2015|Tags: |0 Comments

Data Abounds in Chicago, and More is Coming

Illinois is a leader in open data. The city of Chicago has a robust and well-maintained data portal with nearly 1,000 data sets regarding everything from Condom Distribution Sites to High School Progress Reports. We've recently included a few of these lists that may be interesting to service providers on the WIRE's Additional Information page. The full list includes: Resources Affordable [...]

By | 2015-05-07T00:00:00+00:00 May 7th, 2015|Tags: |0 Comments

Only 5 Weeks Left to Stop Disastrous Cuts!

State legislators have until May 31, 2015 to approve the FY 2016 budget. Only 5 weeks left to stop disastrous human services cuts from happening! Let's demand the state raise sufficient revenue in order to fund these much needed services. Click here to learn what you can do.

By | 2017-05-09T15:14:41+00:00 April 29th, 2015|Tags: |0 Comments

Getting Local With Affordable Housing Data

In Chicago's 24th ward, largely covering the North Lawndale neighborhood, 73.7% of renting households spend over 30% of their income on rent. That figure, from 2010, used to be 29.0% in 2000. (This compares to 52.6% statewide in the same period.((U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey))) This is one topic covered by the Housing Fact [...]

By | 2015-04-29T00:00:00+00:00 April 29th, 2015|Tags: |0 Comments

May Frontline Workforce Association Meeting — Join Us!

Join us for our May 13 Frontline Workforce Association meeting, 'Hiring Toolkit:  Resources for Success'. This meeting will cover useful resources for job developers that will help them in their work with both job seekers and employers. For more information and to register, click here.

By | 2017-05-09T15:14:41+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|Tags: |0 Comments

TAKE ACTION – 6 Weeks Left to Speak Out Against Disastrous Cuts

State legislators have until May 31, 2015 to approve the FY 2016 budget. If the Governor’s proposed budget is approved, it will devastate low-income workers and families across Illinois with cuts to human services, Medicaid, subsidized childcare, and education. We have 6 weeks left to make our voices heard and to prevent these disastrous cuts [...]

By | 2017-05-09T15:14:41+00:00 April 21st, 2015|Tags: |0 Comments

CJC Seeks Your Help: Reviewing WIOA Regulations

On April 2, the U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL) and Education (ED) released five notices of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) governing implementation and administration of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). CJC would like to invite YOU to help us review the draft regulations and inform public comments that CJC will submit to DOL and [...]

By | 2017-05-09T15:14:42+00:00 April 17th, 2015|Tags: |0 Comments

CJC Seeks Your Help: Reviewing WIOA Regulations

CJC is seeking your help as we review the proposed regulations for WIOA & submit public comments. On April 2, the U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL) and Education (ED) released five notices of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) governing implementation and administration of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The five NPRMs cover: Unified and combined [...]

By | 2015-04-17T00:00:00+00:00 April 17th, 2015|Tags: |0 Comments