Biggest Barriers Getting to Work
Virtual Training: Empowering Exploration in Remote Coaching Sessions
November 12 and 19, 10am-12pm, Zoom training
Microsoft Grants | Job Resources for Veterans | Driver's License Guide for Job Seekers.
New Workplace Laws in Illinois
Workforce 360: Fired up for Fair Tax
September Workforce 360: Why the Fair Tax is Critical
UPDATED CJC Announcements
We're Hiring an Advocacy Manager | Become a LISC Financial Opportunity Center | IDHS Recruiting.
Illinois Minimum WAGE Increases
Illinois Minimum WAGE increased on July 1 to $ 10.00.
Treasurer Frerichs' Charitable Trust Grant Program
For small non-profit organizations.
ABAWD Time Limit in 2020
Presentation for SNAP Advocates Meeting 11/22
Chicago Youth + Passion + Pathways = CCCAC!
Lyft offers free rides for interviews to job seekers >>>>Through Grants to Local Organizations
Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs Lottery Ticket
A way to support veterans services.
The next Vets Cash Lottery ticket will be released Nov.5.
Funds from the sales of the Vets Cash Lottery tickets fund our Tiny Boots Service,
please make sure that you support before they run out!
The scratch off lottery tickets can be found
at your local Illinois gas station or convenience store.
Gov. Pritzker Releases 5-Year Economic Plan Outlining Bold Vision for Job Creation
Stand with Refugees! Speak Up Against the End of Refugee Resettlement
Poverty Rate for People in Female-Householder Families Lowest on Record
Law banning salary history
Meeting needs of Immigrants and Refugees in Suburbs
Census - Community Partnership
Seeking community partnerships
Invest in Your Organization's Continual Improvement & Future Leaders
Through the Workforce Professionals Credential
LGBTQ Job Seeker Presentation
The following presentation was provided by Carolyn Wahlskog, from 360 Youth on May 17, which was highly informative and very well received.
News from Naperville and DuPage from Family Shelter Service of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage
Paycheck Fairness Act
Pritzker agrees to pay raises Rauner blocked for home aides, child care workers
Good news for important front line employees!
Protections may be taken away from Pay Day Lenders
2019 Poverty Guidelines
5 phrases that make you look weak
Interview suits/clothing options for men
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
View community flyer
This change is currently being reported by many media outlets.
Childcare Benefits from Starbucks
World Relief: Immigration Law 101
Working with Immigrants & Undocumented Populations
View World Relief presentation.
Chicagoland Workforce Leadership Academy
Motivating Frontline Employees
Great article that provides information on what motivates many of our clients who are front line employees.
Creativity, Learning, Purpose, Progression
Chicago Trib Article on Reentry
Second chances: Employers more open to hiring people with criminal backgrounds
View Chicago Trib article.
Do Job Training Programs Really Work?
YWCA Legal Help
View CGLA flyer.
Workforce Professionals Credential - Chicago Jobs Council
Exclusive Leadership Opportunity
Transportation for Claimants
Fees, fines, loans, scams: How the poor get poorer
This is an often overlooked problem for our job seekers.
The fastest-growing jobs in America pay about $22,000 a year
Beware of predatory lenders
Payday lenders are a significant problem for many of our clients, so the alternatives given below can be helpful referrals.
Almost all the US jobs created since 2005 are temporary
DOL Career videos
Taxpayers Who are Victims of Domestic Abuse Should Know Their Rights
The Forever GI Bill: signed into law; The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017
Older people suffer higher rate of on-the-job fatalities
Not a favorable report for our older job seekers.
View newspaper article.
Good news for shift and minimum wage workers
Update from the authors of $2.00 a Day
Law adds protections for Domestic workers
State: No unemployment benefits without posting resume
Workers' Rights Curriculum Now Available!
Driving my Mercedes to pick up food stamps