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Who is Hiring

Cook County Health is hiring! Click here

The Chicago Transit Authority is hiring, click here to see open positions and how to apply.

Cook County Employment Opportunities can be found here.

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership can be found here.

According to the Chicago Business Journal, Airbnb is a growing revenue generator in Cook County, click here to read more

If you enjoy working in the great outdoors check out what the Cook County Forest Foundation is doing: Started in 1994, Greencorps Chicago is a 21st Century Conservation Service Corps program that offers job opportunities to Chicago adults from underserved neighborhoods who face barriers to employment. This fall’s graduates completed a rigorous program that provides hands-on experience and classroom work in the areas of restoration, landscaping, tree care, environmental health and safety, and personal and professional development. For further details click here 


Local 134 and of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers along with the Electrical Contractors' Association is sponsoring apprenticeship programs in Cook County. For details click here

Here are some links to summer park job fairs:


News you can use from The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership!


Welcome to a special edition of The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership's eNewsletter, In the Works offering workforce news, community partner and board member profiles, success stories, labor market information and details about our impact. Look for our eNewsletter to hit your inboxes on the first Wednesday of the month.

Building A Strong Workforce with Hospitality Hires Chicago


Hospitality Hires Chicago Partners: L to R, top, Matt Quinn, John Chickow, Phaedra M. Leslie, Michael Jacobson, Sam Toia, James Mundo, Michael Edwards, Rudy Barcenas, Ken Bennett, front: Bonnie Sanchez-Carlson, David Whitaker, Karin M. Norington-Reaves, Marc Gordon.

According to the January 2019 American Hotel and Lodging Association industry report, Chicago hospitality employers paid more than $8 billion in wages last year. With over 150,000 tourism-related jobs on the horizon for 2019, employers are finding Hospitality Hires Chicago (HHC) events as a key resource in helping to meet the growing hiring needs.


Hospitality Hires Chicago (HHC) is an event that brings employers and job seekers together to meet and interview. To date, these events have helped more than 600 people get conditional job offers and is providing more than 200 employers with access to thousands of pre-screened work-ready candidates.

Employers from Chicagoland's premier retail outlets, restaurants, hotels, and related tourism industries are looking for qualified people to fill hundreds of jobs. All participants must complete a first interview in preparation for the March 19, 2019 hiring event. Details about location, time, what to bring, and more will be provided upon registration. There are three ways to register - you can encourage people to:

ØRegister at:

ØCall us: 1.312.281.7925 or

ØText: “HIRE4” to 77453

I would appreciate your support in promoting this premier hiring event through your communications channels. Spanish, Polish, Mandarin and English flyers can be accessed here: We ask that you please consider sharing this information multiple times over the next three weeks. If you have additional communication channels or promotion paths and need support developing content for these outlets, please let me know - we are here and happy to help.

For more information, please email or call 312-603-0015.



Dear Friends, Community Organizations and Partners of the Forest Preserves:


We encourage you to come and see us this Saturday, March 2 at 536 N. Harlem Avenue, River Forest, IL from 10am until 2pm and learn more about the Forest Preserves of Cook County, especially if you have any questions regarding current, available positions and/or the attached Employment Opportunity Bulletin. Anyone interested in any of the positions are encouraged to submit an online application at during the application period. Please keep in mind the following:

·All positions listed on the Employment Opportunity Bulletin are “Shakman non-exempt” and the application and screening processing is computerized;

·No political reasons or factors or other unlawful influences can be considered regarding employment actions;

·Salaries are non-negotiable; however, full time positions currently include attractive benefit packages; and

·Successful candidates (from the interview process), will be required to complete medical and background processing.

For more information regarding the Forest Preserves of Cook County hiring process, please visit


 Below is a great opportunity with the Obama Foundation for our community minded young people to blossom into future leaders, and for you to help support these leaders. This link provided more details related to the Leadership Corps -


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