CJC Blog 2017-09-21T23:01:59+00:00

CJC Blog

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 | November 9th, 2017|

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 | October 13th, 2017|

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 | September 18th, 2017|

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 | August 15th, 2017|

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 | August 10th, 2017|

Mid-Summer Mixer: July 24

Monday, July 24th 5:30-8:30pm Lagunitas Brewing Company THE Basement 2607 W. 17th Street Chicago, IL 60608   Buy tickets today for Chicago Jobs Council's first ever Mid-Summer Mixer featuring... beer, games, and more! All beer proceeds support CJC's work to move people out of poverty through employment--so drink up. Tickets $20 in advance $25 at the door Buy Tickets Now (21+ only) [...]

By | June 26th, 2017|