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(Cook County, Chicago) Nov. 29, 2016 – Today, the Walmart Foundation and Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) were joined by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to celebrate the launch of the Chicagoland Retail Sector Center, which will offer training to the more than 200,000 retail workers in the Chicago area, making it easier for them to advance their careers.
Funding to 10 Workforce Development Boards are part of $10.9 million grant awarded to The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
The morning of his final internship evaluation, Adonis Clayborn woke up in his girlfriend's car. Unable to afford a motel room, he had reclined the driver's seat, covered himself in sweaters he kept in the trunk and slept the night in the silver Nissan Sentra with the Hello Kitty license plate frame.
When Karin Norington-Reaves was asked to take over Cook County's beleaguered jobs training agency more than five years ago, her exact words, as she recalls, were: "Hell, no."
Chicago workforce agency wins $10.9M grant for retail employment services
The Citi Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance today announced that the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) has been selected as a recipient of the Youth Opportunity Fund, a $3 million initiative to support city-level, innovative and scalable programs connecting youth to opportunities that increase their employability and prepare them for lifelong success.
Chicago will be the kickoff site for the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, a new coalition of big businesses hoping to provide jobs or training for disadvantaged 16- to 24-year-olds.
More than a dozen leading, U.S.‐based companies today announced the formation of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, which has the goal of being the nation’s largest employer‐led coalition committed to creating pathways to meaningful employment for America’s young people.
CHICAGO, IL - Chicago Ald. Emma Mitts (37th), Uber Regional General Manager Andrew Macdonald and the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership today announced a new push to create 10,000 driver jobs in Chicago communities over the next year.