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Employment Resources

E&ES West Suburban Cook County American Job Center 
Maywood 1701 S. 1st Ave., Suite 10

(708) 223-2652
Cicero 138 S. 61st Court, 3rd Floor

(708) 222-3100

The Mission of PLCCA is to advocate for social change. We feel this can be accomplished by “Promoting community development and empowering people through education, training and supportive services".


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Workforce innovation and opportunity act - career coaching, resume refresh, job readiness training, transportation, uniforms and other forms of assistance. 


-18 years old

-authorized to work in the US

Unemployed or veteran

Receiving SNAP or unemployment benefits

Cook county resident

Opportunity Works -7 week paid internship

Eligibility: age 16-24

-out of school

At risk or low income 

Currently unemployed

Cook County resident

Contact: (708) 450-3500

Shavonna Cross, Program Manager, ext. 288

Cozette Carter, Associate Director of Employment & Training Services,

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is the non-profit umbrella organization that operates the largest public workforce system in the country.


SERCO Southwest Suburban Cook County American Job Center

Central States SER, Jobs for Progress Inc., (SER) is a vibrant non-profit organization dedicated to designing and delivering services to improve the quality of people’s lives and advance economic stability and growth among youth, adults and businesses in communities across Illinois.

7222 W Cermak Rd Suite 301

North Riverside, IL 60546

(708) 222-3100

Chicago Workers Collaborative

Chicago Workers Collaborative's mission is to promote the creation of stable, living wage jobs with racial and gender equity through leadership development, advocacy, direct action and community resources.

US Department of Labor

Their mission is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Vision of Restoration

-job search

-placement assistance

-resume writing

Goodwill Workforce connection centers 

Goodwill Workforce Connection Centers provide local companies with the opportunity to meet with people in the community who are looking for jobs and want to be connected to area businesses. 

Goodwill Workforce Connection Center 

North Riverside location

Oak Leyden 

Supported Employment

Our Supported Employment Program helps participants with developmental disabilities find jobs that interest them, pay competitive wages, and are in the communities where they live. Oak Leyden partners with local employers including Aramark, Costco, Delta-Sonic, Jewel-Osco, Sam’s Club, and Target to provide over 40 community-based jobs for our participants

NAMI IPS Job Placement Program 

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an evidence-based practice supported by Dartmouth University. NAMI’s IPS adherence to best practice guidelines has made NAMI a leader in the field of employment for people with severe mental illness.

New Moms

Job training for young moms 18-24 years old in Chicago and Western Suburbs 

-Full paid

-16 week job training program

-training at New Moms social enterprise candle company, Bright Endeavors

Sinai Urban Health Institute

Healthcare field career training for young individual 18 years old or older 

- Free training opportunity 

- Provides certificate CHW training programs in the following areas:

  • CHW Core Skills Certificate

  • Behavioral Health Certificate

  • Health Education Certificate 

- Any questions, email

Opportunity Works

Sector driven internships for young adults in suburban Cook County

- Subsidized internships

- Career exploration

- Job placement and retention support 

- Transportation

Triton College Career Services

Certificate Programs 

Morton College Career Services

Certficate Programs 

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