Join Us! CJC Seeks Marketing and Communications Manager and Multiple Fellows

We are currently hiring for a Marketing and Communications Manager. The Marketing and Communications Manager is a full-time position to be responsible for implementing the Chicago Jobs Council’s (Jobs Council) major marketing and communications activities. The responsibilities of this position will include organization-wide communications and marketing, as well as support for the communications and marketing needs [...]

The Clean Energy Jobs Act is Right for Illinois Workers and Communities

written by Jamie Koenig, CJC Policy Intern The Chicago Jobs Council is a proud supporter of the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) in Illinois. Climate change presents major threats globally as well as locally. To respond we must transition our energy sector to carbon neutral renewable energy. That transition is fundamentally about jobs: creating pathways [...]

Transportation challenges continue to limit employment opportunities in Chicagoland

In November 2019, the Chicago Jobs Council distributed transportation issue surveys to our members (providers of workforce development and other community services) and our Transit Table coalition (advocates working to eliminate transportation barriers that keep people out of work and in poverty).  Community based workforce development providers have a unique insight into what makes the [...]

Federal Expansion of SNAP Work Requirements is an Attack on Working Class Americans

Taking away someone’s food does not help them get a job. On the contrary, it causes hunger and hinders their ability to live a healthy and productive life. We at the Chicago Jobs Council staunchly oppose attaching work requirements to food, housing, or other critical types of public assistance. As such, we are troubled to [...]

The Jobs Council Sides with Teachers and School Staff

The Chicago Jobs Council proudly supports Chicago teachers and school support staff. CTU and SEIU Local 73 are currently on strike to secure smaller class sizes, school nurses, social workers, and librarians in every school, as well as affordable housing and better pay. Quality education from an early age is critical for individuals, families, and [...]

Many Workers Still Fall Through the Cracks of the Fair Labor Standards Act

Labor Day may have been over a month ago, but it’s still been on our minds at Chicago Jobs Council! We posted about #8daysoflaborday as a reminder of why we should celebrate, but more importantly, why we must continue working to make meaningful policy changes that help working class people.   Labor Day as we know [...]

Spread the Word: City Sticker Amnesty All October

You might have heard--after years of work on driver's license suspensions and Chicago ticket debts, this month is the first opportunity for major relief for thousands in Chicago. And we need your help to spread the word. Please see the flyers below, share them, print them out for offices and public spaces, and post them [...]

Transit Table Coalition Celebrates Ticket & Collections Reform in Chicago City Council

Chicago City Council has passed an ordinance with a vote of 49-1, O2019-5547, which is a first step towards reforming tickets, payment plans, and ticket debt collections related to non-driving violations in the City of Chicago. Reforms to the city’s fines and fees system are urgent: Northern Illinois is the national capital for Chapter 13 [...]

We’re Hiring! Join CJC as a Program Manager

The Program Manager is a temporary, full-time position to provide project management in support of the work of the Employment and Income (E/I) line of work of the Chicago Continuum of Care (CoC) ​Action Agenda​. This position will provide support to all of the strategies of the E/I work which is conducted through several work [...]