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EMPLOYMENT                                      

CHA supports several programs dedicated to helping residents begin a job or advance their career.  In 2019, approximately 1,400 CHA adults were connected to new or better jobs. For more information, call the workforce department at (312) 786-3210 or see below for details on CHA’s workforce development training and job placement programs. In addition, anyone seeking employment at the Chicago Housing Authority please visit our Careers page.  

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS

Employment Placement Services


Direct employment placement services for individuals who have work experience and who need immediate referral assistance to direct employment opportunities.  For both public housing residents and HCV participations. 

For more information, contact the following Employment Placement Services contractors:

Employment & Employer Services
Location:  223 West Jackson, Suite 620, Chicago IL 60606
Emailshakita.gooden@eesforjobs.com
Phone:  312-629-4761
Websitehttps://www.eesforjobs.com/

Center for New Horizons
Location: 226 East 43rd Street, Chicago IL 60643
Intake Form: Available here
Websitehttp://www.cnh.org/

Phalanx
Location:  837 W. 119th Street, Chicago IL 60643
Phone:  773-291-1086
Websitehttp://www.phalanxgrpservices.org/

FamilyWorks Employment Services
FamilyWorks specialized employment staff are responsible for conducting job preparation training (soft skills), and referrals to other CHA workforce programs, such as, Direct Placement, Transitional Jobs, Golden Diners, and the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (CCWP) for direct placement, subsidized job training and education. 

For more information and to find your FamilyWorks provider, click here

Transitional Jobs


Short-term subsidized employment program for individuals with little to no work experience with the ultimate goal of placing participants in unsubsidized employment. For both public housing residents and HCV participations. 

For more information, contact the following Transitional Jobs contractors:

Center for New Horizons
Location:  226 East 43rd Street, Chicago IL 60643
EmailTJstaff@cnh.org
Phone:  773-357-4114
Websitehttp://www.cnh.org/

Employment & Employer Services
Location:  223 West Jackson, Suite 620, Chicago IL 60606
Emailasktj@eesforjobs.com
Phone:  312-442-1126
Websitehttps://www.eesforjobs.com/

Safer Foundation
Location:  808 South Kedzie, Chicago IL 60612
Emailchristopher.guy@saferfoundation.org
Phone:  773-826-6323
Websitehttps://saferfoundation.org/

Hospitality Training Program


Learn in-demand skills to work in a short-term or long-term hospitality training and employment program focused on the food service and hospitality industries. Both programs below are open to public housing residents and HCV participants.

  • The Golden Diners: 9-month transitional job program providing training and employment in food service and hospitality industries. Placements are in CHA’s senior buildings.
  • Summer Food: 8-week transitional job program providing training and employment in food service and hospitality industries. Placements are made at CHA’s Summer Food Service Program sites. The program application is available each year in the Spring. The 2020 program application period has now closed.

For more information, contact:

Employment & Employer Services
Location:  4859 South Wabash, Chicago IL 60615
Emailserena.stelmaszek@eesforjobs.com
Phone:  312-786-3370
Websitehttps://www.eesforjobs.com/

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership


Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (CCWP) offers a range of employment services and trainings for all residents of Cook County.  CHA works with the workforce centers to provide specific services to public housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher participants.

For more information, contact:

Phone:  312-603-0200
Websitehttps://chicookworks.org/

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH

Youth Paid Summer Opportunities


CHA offers a number of paid summer opportunities to CHA youth between the ages of 13-24 providing exposure to careers and mentoring while developing experience and skills. 

For more information, contact:

Youth Hotline:  312-786-6930
Emailyouthopportunities@thecha.org
Websitevisit the Youth Opportunities page

CHA Student Internship Program


CHA provides a unique chance for CHA residents/Housing Choice Voucher family members who are college undergraduate and graduate students to gain invaluable professional experience by building skills and gaining workplace exposure through a quality summer learning opportunity.

STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS?

Check out these Business Development Programs:

Section 3

 
CHA’s Section 3 program focuses on direct hiring and training of residents and other low-income Chicagoans for CHA contracts.

For more information, contact:

Phone:  312-542-8802
Websitevisit the Section 3 Opportunities page

OTHER RESOURCES

Illinois Job Link
A searchable database for jobs. For more information, click here.

Coursera
Illinois residents can now join Coursera, an online learning platform where millions of learners from around the world come to develop the career-relevant skills necessary to remain competitive in a rapidly changing job market. Many of the world’s top company and industry educators partner with Coursera to offer courses and professional certificates aimed at preparing individuals for high-demand jobs.

In partnership with Coursera for Governments and the Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative, Coursera is providing Illinois dislocated workers with access to online courses at no cost through the end of 2020. Learn more and get started by clicking here.