Created in 2012, The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is an umbrella organization operating the public workforce system in the City of Chicago and Cook County. The Partnership combines federal and philanthropic resources to broaden the reach and impact of workforce development services for both employers and job seekers. As the largest non-profit workforce development system in the nation, The Partnership has helped place more than 70,000 individuals in employment, collaborated with more than 2,000 employers, and administers more than $300 million in federal and philanthropic funds. The Partnership’s network of more than 50 community-based organizations, 10 American Job Centers, and sector-driven workforce centers serve 132 municipalities.
Number of People Served
Number of People Placed
In Demand Occupations
TDL, Health Care, Hospitality, Information Technology, Manufacturing
51.3% Basic Skill Deficient 64% High School Diploma 22% Some College or Bachelor’s Degree 14% Less Than High School