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Of Interest

Biggest Barriers Getting to Work

Posted 12/03/20
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Virtual Training: Empowering Exploration in Remote Coaching Sessions

Posted 10/12/20
November 12 and 19, 10am-12pm, Zoom training
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CJC Announcements

Posted 9/19/20
Microsoft Grants | Job Resources for Veterans | Driver's License Guide for Job Seekers.
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New Workplace Laws in Illinois

Posted 9/8/20
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Workforce 360: Fired up for Fair Tax

Posted 9/4/20
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September Workforce 360: Why the Fair Tax is Critical

Posted 8/28/20
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UPDATED CJC Announcements

Posted 8/24/20
We're Hiring an Advocacy Manager | Become a LISC Financial Opportunity Center | IDHS Recruiting.
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Illinois Minimum WAGE Increases

Posted 7/14/20
Illinois Minimum WAGE increased on July 1 to $ 10.00.
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Treasurer Frerichs' Charitable Trust Grant Program

Posted 1/23/20
For small non-profit organizations.
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ABAWD Time Limit in 2020

Posted 11/23/19
Presentation for SNAP Advocates Meeting 11/22
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Chicago Youth + Passion + Pathways = CCCAC!

Posted 11/2/19
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Lyft offers free rides for interviews to job seekers >>>>Through Grants to Local Organizations

Posted 11/5/19
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Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs Lottery Ticket

Posted 10/10/19
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.
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Gov. Pritzker Releases 5-Year Economic Plan Outlining Bold Vision for Job Creation

Posted 10/9/19
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Stand with Refugees! Speak Up Against the End of Refugee Resettlement

Posted 9/11/19
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Poverty Rate for People in Female-Householder Families Lowest on Record

Posted 9/11/19
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Law banning salary history

Posted 8/1/19
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Meeting needs of Immigrants and Refugees in Suburbs

Posted 6/8/19
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Census - Community Partnership

Posted 6/8/19
Seeking community partnerships
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Invest in Your Organization's Continual Improvement & Future Leaders
Through the Workforce Professionals Credential

Posted 6/8/19
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LGBTQ Job Seeker Presentation

Posted 5/21/19
The following presentation was provided by Carolyn Wahlskog, from 360 Youth on May 17, which was highly informative and very well received.
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News from Naperville and DuPage from Family Shelter Service of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage

Posted 5/30/19
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Paycheck Fairness Act

Posted 3/31/19
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Pritzker agrees to pay raises Rauner blocked for home aides, child care workers

Posted 3/20/19
Good news for important front line employees!
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Protections may be taken away from Pay Day Lenders

Posted 2/11/19
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2019 Poverty Guidelines

Posted 2/11/19
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5 phrases that make you look weak

Posted 2/11/19
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Interview suits/clothing options for men

Posted 1/4/19
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Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

Posted 12/12/18
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Immigration Benefits

Posted 11/1/18
This change is currently being reported by many media outlets.
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Childcare Benefits from Starbucks

Posted 10/12/18
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World Relief: Immigration Law 101

Posted 10/5/18
Working with Immigrants & Undocumented Populations
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Chicagoland Workforce Leadership Academy

Posted 10/5/18
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Motivating Frontline Employees

Posted 9/28/18
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

Posted 9/11/18
Second chances: Employers more open to hiring people with criminal backgrounds
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Do Job Training Programs Really Work?

Posted 8/9/18
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YWCA Legal Help

Posted 6/13/18
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Workforce Professionals Credential - Chicago Jobs Council

Posted 6/13/18
Exclusive Leadership Opportunity
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Transportation for Claimants

Posted 3/5/18
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Fees, fines, loans, scams: How the poor get poorer

Posted 2/2/18
This is an often overlooked problem for our job seekers.
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The fastest-growing jobs in America pay about $22,000 a year

Posted 12/5/17
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Beware of predatory lenders

Posted 11/6/17
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

Posted 10/30/17
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DOL Career videos

Posted 10/2/17
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Taxpayers Who are Victims of Domestic Abuse Should Know Their Rights

Posted 10/23/17
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The Forever GI Bill: signed into law; The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017

Posted 8/20/17
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Older people suffer higher rate of on-the-job fatalities

Posted 8/14/17
Not a favorable report for our older job seekers.
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Good news for shift and minimum wage workers

Posted 7/13/17
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Update from the authors of $2.00 a Day

Posted 8/26/16
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Law adds protections for Domestic workers

Posted 8/26/16
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State: No unemployment benefits without posting resume

Posted 7/21/16
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Workers' Rights Curriculum Now Available!

Posted 1/6/16
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Interesting Articles

Posted 10/29/15

Driving my Mercedes to pick up food stamps

Posted 10/29/15
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