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

Attention: New RFP Open for Out of School Youth Funding

A Request for Proposal is now open for funding from the Partnership targeting delegate agencies serving Out of School Youth in Cook County Commissioner District #8.  The Partnership will host a Bidders Conference on May 9th. To access the full RFP, click this link.

By |2018-05-04T18:54:43+00:00May 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Our New Report: “Living In Suspension: Consequences of Driver’s License Suspension Policies”

Xavier. LaSheria. William. These are some of the names out of thousands who are trapped under the weight of having a suspended license due to unpaid parking tickets and other non-driving related violations. They have lost jobs, opportunities, and any kind of stability--all because of an unpaid ticket, or maybe an error paying child support. [...]

By |2018-03-06T22:43:14+00:00March 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Take Our New State of the Field Survey!

The Frontline Focus Training Institute at the Chicago Jobs Council has been supporting workforce development professionals for 15 years. In that time, our understanding of issues impacting the field has come from workforce development professionals, the staff on the ground doing the work of preparing and connecting job seekers to quality employment. From our perspective, yours [...]

By |2018-03-09T21:28:53+00:00March 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Congratulations to our Success Drivers 2018 Cohort!

This month, the Frontline Focus Training Institute is launching the 4th year of our Success Drivers Learning Cohort. In this cohort, 20 select participants from 10 Chicagoland workforce organizations will meet to explore the Workforce Benchmarking Network’s Success Drivers framework set of best practice strategies curated from nationally-recognized, high-performing workforce organizations. The Success Drivers are organized [...]

By |2018-02-05T20:21:26+00:00February 5th, 2018|1 Comment

Curriculum Writer Needed

Want to put your skills to use for our mission? The Jobs Council is seeking a qualified curriculum writer/consultant to support the development of new content, revisions, and train-the-trainer activities related to the Chicago College and Career Advising Credential (CCCAC). We are seeking an engagement from Feb-July 2018. For more, and to apply, click here!

By |2017-12-21T20:19:07+00:00December 21st, 2017|0 Comments

We’re Hiring!

Are you or is somebody you know committed to the advancement of the Job Council's mission, skilled at facilitating, or familiar with anti-poverty programs and policies? You may be a good candidate for our Program Manager position! For more information, click here.

By |2017-12-12T20:36:07+00:00December 12th, 2017|0 Comments

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 |2017-11-09T21:13:14+00:00November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

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 |2017-10-20T14:17:20+00:00October 13th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

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 |2017-10-19T20:04:59+00:00August 15th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments