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 [...]

Frontline Focus Course Catalog Now Available

The 2019/2020 Frontline Focus Training Institute Course Catalog is now available! Check it out to see the latest professional development opportunities for workforce staff. This is also a great time to consider becoming a member of the Jobs Council, which gets your organization an average $40 savings per person on any of our 1 day [...]

City Collaborative Proposes Incremental Reforms to Chicago’s Vehicle Ticketing System

CHICAGO, IL – The Chicago City Clerk today released recommendations from a collaborative group called the Fines, Fees, and Access Collaborative that seeks to reform the City of Chicago’s vehicle ticketing system. The recommendations are a result of six months of research and collaboration between Clerk Anna Valencia and various stakeholders, including City departments, elected officials, [...]

An Open Letter to Chicago’s Next Mayor: Let’s Stop Suspending Lives

The Chicago Jobs Council is proud to join with a coalition of community groups and advocacy organizations to ask Chicago's next mayor for firm commitments to ending driver's license suspensions over non-moving violations, and full transparency in ticket, fine, fee, and collection practices to further our understanding of this critical issue. We're asking the next [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]