The additional support you need…
The City of Chicago and greater Cook County area have loads of great resources available to job seekers. There are numerous private and community-based organizations that provide comprehensive and specialized services. Whether you are looking to improve your education, gain occupational training, file for unemployment insurance, or many other service areas – there is an organization to assist you. For a complete listing of these organizations and services visit the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership’s website.
The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is a non-profit agency created by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. The Partnership administers federal and private funding to a network of more than 50 delegate agencies, including 10 American Job Centers. In collaboration with The Partnership, these agencies promote comprehensive workforce development initiatives addressing the training and career placement needs of job-seekers and businesses and economic growth throughout Chicago and Cook County.
The State of Illinois also has great resources available to job seekers.
The Illinois workNet Portal System was launched in June 2005 by the Governor’s Illinois Workforce Innovation Board (IWIB) as the state’s workforce development portal. Since then, Illinois workNet has evolved to not only continue as the online source for local and statewide resources and tools to help individuals, employers, and workforce/education partners achieve their training and employment goals, but also as the source for facilitating statewide programs.