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Illinois Advocates Release Skills Agenda for an Equitable Economic Recovery

The Chicago Jobs Council is proud to join with other workforce development and skill building advocates to share the Skills Agenda for an Equitable Economic Recovery. The outlook for working people in 2020 is dire. Working families are staring down an ongoing global pandemic coupled with a devastated labor market. Frontline workers struggle to secure the [...]

By |May 20th, 2020|

HEROES Act Takes On Some of the Biggest Challenges Facing Workers, but Doesn’t Go Far Enough for Workforce

A few weeks ago, the Chicago Jobs Council joined 47 other Illinois-based workforce development service providers, businesses, advocates, and industry stakeholders in lifting up recommendations to our Congresspeople, requesting critical support for vulnerable workers and job seekers impacted by COVID-19.  A few days ago, House Leader Nancy Pelosi announced a new piece of legislation called [...]

By |May 15th, 2020|

June 5: Join Us for Our 39th Annual Meeting – Virtual Edition

Registration is open for our 39th Annual Meeting Celebration, "Ideas and Action From the Community, For the Community" - Virtual Edition! Get Tickets You won't want to miss our program and other Annual Celebration highlights like our Betty J. Willhoite and Field Builder Award presentations, as well as special performances! Ticket Options: Free -- We support you and want to see [...]

By |May 11th, 2020|

The Pandemic of Racism Was Here Already. Now it’s Teamed up With Coronavirus.

By Jamie Koenig & Eric Halvorson Long before coronavirus, structural racism was causing widespread death, devastation, and suffering across the United States. In the city of Chicago, residents in the predominantly Black neighborhood of Englewood could expect to die at around 60, while the mostly white residents of Streeterville could expect to live until about [...]

By |April 30th, 2020|

Congress Must Invest in Workforce

Every day, there is more difficult news about the devastation of this pandemic, both about our health and wellbeing, and about the economic impact felt hardest by working people, communities of color, and small businesses. The first coronavirus responses from Congress, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act, have been steps in [...]

By |April 23rd, 2020|

We Cannot Ticket our Way to Safe Biking and Smooth Busing

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently announced plans to create new powers for city ticket writers to mail tickets to drivers who are pulling away without requiring them to place a paper ticket on the vehicle or hand it to the owner. We believe this is counterproductive, and a dangerous step in the wrong direction. This [...]

By |March 10th, 2020|