Our Equitable Jobs Platform

In November 2018, Illinois elected a new governor. After working for decades on policies that benefit the people that are most disconnected from the labor force, the Jobs Council put together this platform with recommendations to Governor Elect Pritzker's administration about how to equitably increase access to jobs and economic wellness in Illinois. [...]

By |2018-11-20T17:43:45+00:00November 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Frontline Focus’ Impacts Are Visible!

Are you looking for professional development and networking opportunities? Take a look at what our customers are saying about our Frontline Focus Trainings to see if they're right for you! Click on the picture to see our metrics from the last year! Here's a snapshot of last year's metrics: 362 unique workforce professionals attended trainings [...]

By |2018-10-23T16:56:20+00:00October 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Worker-Owned Cooperatives and Workforce Development: Untapped Potential for Partnership

October is National Cooperative Month.  At the Jobs Council, we celebrated a month early: in September, we gathered with our partners for our third Workforce 360, a new forum that brings together the best of two of our previous stakeholder forums, Frontline Workforce Association and the Workforce Development Working Group. We chose to take on a [...]

By |2018-10-15T21:08:22+00:00October 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Felony Parking: A Chicago Story

LaSheria's parking tickets have followed her since 1999. Like thousands of others in Chicago, she has gone bankrupt over them. She has been arrested for driving on a license she didn't know was suspended because of them. Her story is stunning, but it's not unique. In Chicago, parking tickets are big money for the city, [...]

By |2018-10-09T16:29:10+00:00October 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Applications Now Open for Chicagoland Workforce Leadership Academy

Applications are now open for the Chicagoland Workforce Leadership Academy! The Chicago Jobs Council, the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance, the Aspen Institute, and local stakeholders are partnering to create a Workforce Leadership Academy for workforce development professionals in the Chicagoland region. The purpose of this Academy is to develop a network of workforce development leaders who [...]

By |2018-09-25T20:35:25+00:00September 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Now Hiring: Program Administrator

The Jobs Council is hiring a Program Administrator to support a technical assistance project that includes delivering workshops and focus groups across the state related to expanding apprenticeship programs. The Chicago Jobs Council (Jobs Council) is conducting this project in partnership with Young Invincibles (YI) and the Program Administrator will work closely with the team [...]

By |2018-09-14T17:09:44+00:00September 14th, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Invest in Yourself with Frontline Focus

This year's Frontline Focus Training Institute course catalog includes over 25 trainings for workforce professionals to build your skills and knowledge, expand your network, and advance your career! And this year, we are launching several brand new trainings to help you more effectively connect job seekers to quality employment. Invest in yourself today by checking [...]

By |2018-09-05T22:05:28+00:00September 5th, 2018|0 Comments

License to Work Act Passes Illinois Senate!

At the Jobs Council, we know that transportation barriers are employment barriers. Last week, the Illinois Senate voted to pass important reforms to driver's license suspension policy. The License to Work Act would eliminate driver’s license suspension as a penalty for most non-driving violations. Currently, thousands of Illinoisans are stuck in debt traps because they cannot [...]

By |2018-06-04T22:01:35+00:00June 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Introducing Our New Workforce Professionals Credential

Applications are now open for FFTI’s new Workforce Professionals Credential! Through this exclusive, year-long cohort experience, participants will walk away with best practices to improve their organization’s recruitment, assessment, and placement outcomes. This is also an opportunity for participants to invest in their talents and advance their career! FFTI has a track record of effectively [...]

By |2018-06-28T14:38:05+00:00May 14th, 2018|0 Comments