Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Looking For A Job For 2013?
"With the approach of the New Year, many Cook County residents are making resolutions. For those seeking employment, one of their resolutions is likely to secure a job in 2013. At the same time, many Cook County businesses are on the lookout for qualified workers as they gear up for the January hiring season. Fortunately for them, the City of Chicago and Cook County recently partnered to create a new organization focused on responding to the needs of employers in order to more successfully move unemployed job seekers into currently open positions.
Skills for Chicagoland’s Future (SCF) is a public-private partnership that works directly with local businesses to identify the unmet needs of employers. SCF connects these companies with qualified, unemployed job seekers, and if necessary, coordinates the funding for and development of customized training programs with local education providers designed to train unemployed job seekers specifically for these open positions.
SCF’s services are free for both job seekers and employers. Unemployed Cook County residents can sign up for SCF’s job seeker database at http://www.skillsforchicagolandsfuture.com."