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Career Foundations: Making Your Education Work for You

October 3 and 5, 9am-4pm
At Chicago Jobs Council, 29 E. Madison, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60602
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Making the Right Employment Match

October 11, 9am-4pm
At Chicago Jobs Council, 29 E. Madison, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60602
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Working Towards Housing Stability

October 16, 9am-4pm
At Chicago Jobs Council, 29 E. Madison, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60602
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Fighting Employment Discrimination

October 23, 9am-4pm
At Chicago Jobs Council, 29 E. Madison, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60602
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Workforce 360

November 7, 8:30-11am
At ICNC - 320 N. Damen Chicago, IL 60612
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PRC - Upcoming Microsoft Certification classes- free certification

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World Relief: Immigration Law 101

Working with Immigrants & Undocumented Populations
View World Relief presentation.


Chicagoland Workforce Leadership Academy

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Motivating Frontline Employees

Great article that provides information on what motivates many of our clients who are front line employees.
Creativity, Learning, Purpose, Progression
https://hbr.org/2018/08/how-to-motivate-frontline-employees


Chicago Trib Article on Reentry

Second chances: Employers more open to hiring people with criminal backgrounds
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Add public events to community calendar

http://dupagecris.org/index.php/google-calendar
DuPage County Community Events Calendar - dupagecris.org
The Community Events Calendar is designed to include DuPage County area events that will provide a service that either meets a basic human need (i.e. food, housing, material goods, transportation and utilities) or provides resources that meet the essential economic needs of those in the community (i.e. job training and placement, public assistance, and ...
You can also check your organization's info and make sure it is correct on this site.


Teen Parent Connection

Prenatal Group Summer 2018-Spring 2019
Postpartum Support Group September 2018
Childbirth Education Class Summer 2018 Spring 2019


Innovative Programs, Signed Bills & New Webinars!

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Mid-Year Report: Low Unemployment, High Average Salary in DuPage

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DuPage County Poverty Report

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Do Job Training Programs Really Work?

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CJC Announcements: Apprenticeship Grants | Transportation Equity Agenda | New Statewide Poverty Data

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CJC Update of August 2, 2018

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CJC Announcements

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NEW 2018-2019 FFTI Course Catalog - Register today!

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Its a Good Time to be a Truck Driver or Bank Teller

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Microsoft Office Specialist Certification in WORD and EXCEL

People's resource center FY19 Schedule of MOS Classes.
MOS Classes Aug-Nov 2018.
MOS Classes Jan-July 2019.


YWCA Legal Help

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View CGLA flyer.


Teen Parent Connection

View summer group sessions.
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Referral Form


Workforce Professionals Credential - Chicago Jobs Council

Exclusive Leadership Opportunity
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Introducing Workforce 360

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U.S. Labor Market Data

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Announcing new Work-Based Learning Academy state teams

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The Illinois Poverty Update is Here!

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Transportation for Claimants

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Working with clients with background issues

Link to a documentary about moving from prison life to work life.


Help Your Clients Get Hired or Not

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Take Action to End the Payday Lending Debt Trap!

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Fees, fines, loans, scams: How the poor get poorer

This is an often overlooked problem for our job seekers.
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NY Times: Walmart, Citing Tax Cuts,
Will Raise Starting Wages and Expand Benefits

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Private-sector jobs booming in Chicago

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Thousands of Illinois families cut off from food stamp benefits WGN-TV 12/17/2017

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FaceBook microtargeting - age discrimination in the hiring process

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2018 Frontline Focus Ambassadors!

Are you in a workforce leader? Apply today to be a Frontline Focus Ambassador!.
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VA Announces Rollout and Application Process for New Veterans ID Card

To request a VIC, Veterans must visit https://www.vets.gov/, click on “Apply for Printed Veteran ID Card” on the bottom left of the page and sign in or create an account. Veterans who apply for a card should receive it within 60 days and can check delivery status of their cards at vets.gov A digital version of the VIC will be available online by mid-December.
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SNAP Work Requirement Policy released

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Changes to SNAP (food stamps) after January 1, 2018

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New Microsoft Word Resume Tool Recommends LinkedIn Job Postings

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The fastest-growing jobs in America pay about $22,000 a year

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Updated CJC Announcements

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Beware of predatory lenders

Payday lenders are a significant problem for many of our clients, so the alternatives given below can be helpful referrals.
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Almost all the US jobs created since 2005 are temporary

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DOL Career videos

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Taxpayers Who are Victims of Domestic Abuse Should Know Their Rights

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New VA NSC Pension Benefits Scam Case

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Ask the Headhunter

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What's New on CRIS

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CJC Announcements - Trans Competency | Employer Survey | Young Invincibles Survey

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CJC at work: New Website | Busy Summer | Frontline Focus Success

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Target to Raise Minimum Wage

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IL Budget 2018

The following link was from a presentation at the Chicago Jobs Council’s Working Group last meeting regarding the new budget for Illinois which is very enlightening and hopefully helpful for you.
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The Forever GI Bill: signed into law; The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017

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Older people suffer higher rate of on-the-job fatalities

Not a favorable report for our older job seekers.
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JIST Publications

This is a great publisher for resources relevant to our client populations for those of you that have not used them.
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Unemployment's down. Says who?

Still hard times for older adults in the workplace.
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Good news for shift and minimum wage workers

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Tell your Senators to Support the JOBS Act

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Careers in Manufacturing

Jane Addams Resource Corporation. Please note our information sessions are the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 4pm.
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CJC Announcements

Driver's License Suspension Survey | CJC is Hiring
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CJC Announcements: Step Into Your Future | Immigrant Innovation Featured on WIRE | NCLR Workforce Forum

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Update Important to Veterans re CDL License

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Good News on Time Limit Waiver--Governor Averts Food Stamp Cutoff

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Heartland Leads Policy Change in Illinois

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Update from the authors of $2.00 a Day

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Law adds protections for Domestic workers

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State: No unemployment benefits without posting resume

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Naperville CARES Joins Forces With Loaves and Fishes

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TechGRYLS program coming to the YWCA

What is TechGYRLS?
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Permission Slip


ABC 7 CHICAGO I-TEAM INVESTIGATES:
FAKE JOBS ON NETWORKING SITES

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Unemployment in Illinois Among the Worst in the Nation

An interesting article from the Chicago Tribune.
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PRC Offering Free ESL Classes

People's Resource Center along with the College of DuPage offers FREE morning or evening classes in Wheaton and Westmont.
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PRC's Critical need for computers

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Workers’ Rights Curriculum Now Available!

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Child Care Deal Reached, Access Restored

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Interesting Articles


WIOA Youth Transition Guidance

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High Tech Training Opportunity! -
IT Launch Program

This program provides many incentives and may be free for your clients, if they qualify. As you know, IT is one of the fastest growing and best paying occupations right now, so this is a very valuable opportunity that we hope some of your job seekers will be able to access.

Ray Nieto, Project Manager from Tec Services, would like to have the opportunity to speak with you personally if you'd like more information. You may contact him at rnieto@tecsinc.com 630.305.7486 or let us know and we will have him contact you.
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Driving my Mercedes to pick up food stamps

Interesting editorial that was in the Chicago Tribune a couple of weeks ago. It describes a situation that many of our clients have experienced. Driving my Mercedes to pick up food stamps


The Reality of Unemployment

View comments and Chicago Tribune article.


National Able Network Title V Program recruitment and outreach material (DuPage County WIB)

This is information regarding funding for older adult employment programs similar to the one formerly provided through JVS. It's a great opportunity for some of your clients. Also, you may want to see if your agency may be willing to be an internship site for one of these job seekers, as well. Jenna's contact information is below.

Jenna Holzberg
Program Manager - Illinois Senior Services
National Able Network
567 W. Lake Street, Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60661
phone: 312-994-4254
cell: 312-909-5989
fax: 312-994-4301

Please see the following about Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP):
IL SCSEP Brochure
IL SCSEP Host Agency Letter
SCSEP Helping Hands Flyer
SCSEP Frequently Asked Questions
ABLE Training Site Application




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