Work First

Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF) recipients can participate in this employment program which is focused on work experience that leads to full-time employment. Clients complete our Job Readiness Training and are assigned to local employers that we have partnered with to gain the skills and experience needed to obtain and attain a job. Supportive services and retention services are provided to insure success.
Funded by Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS)


SNAP Employment & Training

Clients who receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and are currently seeking employment are eligible to participate in this Employment & Training program. The program consists of 80 hours of monthly activities such as vocational training, computer training, job readiness training, work experience, and job search assistance with critical supportive services being issued along the way. These valuable activities allow customers to gain workplace skills and prepare them to move towards permanent employment with our collaborating employers.
Funded by Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS)


Employability Development

This program is perfect for those who need a little extra help in their job search. Our case manager guides participants through resume building and Job Readiness Training and follows up with job leads and support while you complete activities to reach your employment goals.
Funded by Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS)

Cures Employment & Training project

We have launched Cures Employment & Training project in response to the emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic and its negative impact on specific communities. This project is designed to provide temporary paid work experience and training for low income members of the community that are over the age of 17 and receive SNAP and/or TANF benefits. Project will be offered in Chicago and Palatine locations.

To be considered for this project and for more information, please complete Cures E&T form by clicking on the link below:

Cures E&T form

* Please note that we are currently experiencing high volume of applications which may cause a delay in response time.

Please also see our flyers below:

For more information, please contact the Workforce Development office at (773) 293-8100.
We are located at 4820 North Broadway, 3rd Floor.
Chicago, IL 60640


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