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News & Announcements

Workforce Activities Plan Modification -- PUBLIC NOTICE

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is facilitating a modification to the local plan for workforce activities in the City of Chicago and Suburban Cook County.


Grant to Launch Youth Futures Initiatives

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) receives a $1.46 million grant from Vera Institute of Justice to provide nearly 400 juvenile offenders, ages 16 and over, with a widespread set of services to help participants reach educational success either through graduation or diploma equivalency; or through occupational training and support to improve long-term employability.


The Partnership in the News

Thursday, January 16, 2014

WBEZ -- Morning Shift: The emotional expense of unemployment
It's easy to see the financial strain caused by long-term unemployment. Now, new research is shedding light on the less understood but equally damaging emotional cost.


DOL Youth CareerConnect Grant Program

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announced the availability of approximately $100 million in grant funds for the Youth CareerConnect grant program.