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

Transportation Win: Ventra Streamlines Bulk Orders

Have you heard? After years of paper forms, snail mail, and long wait times, CTA now offers bulk Ventra orders online! You can register your organization to purchase in bulk on the Ventra website here. We’ve been asking for this for a long time, and now it’s time to say THANK YOU! Click here to tweet a thank [...]

By |2017-10-20T14:17:34+00:00August 10th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Mid-Summer Mixer: July 24

Monday, July 24th 5:30-8:30pm Lagunitas Brewing Company THE Basement 2607 W. 17th Street Chicago, IL 60608   Buy tickets today for Chicago Jobs Council's first ever Mid-Summer Mixer featuring... beer, games, and more! All beer proceeds support CJC's work to move people out of poverty through employment--so drink up. Tickets $20 in advance $25 at the door Buy Tickets Now (21+ only) [...]

By |2017-09-21T21:51:24+00:00June 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Marching for a Better Illinois

Starting this week, a diverse group of Illinoisans is marching 200 miles from Chicago to Springfield to demand a state budget that puts the people and the planet first. This march is most obviously a reaction to the current budget crisis that began on July 1, 2015. However, it’s part of a much longer struggle over [...]

By |2017-10-13T20:32:50+00:00May 16th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

“Step Into Your Future” Career Exploration for Young Men: March 16

On March 16, 2017, a group of leaders from North Lawndale Employment Network, Youth Guidance, Chicago Center for Arts and Tech, OAI, Inc., and LeadersUp are co-hosting Step Into Your Future, a citywide career exploration event for young men of color ages 18-29. The vision is that these men, regardless of where they live in [...]

By |2017-09-25T17:53:22+00:00March 10th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments