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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]