The North Suburban Cook County American Job Center, one of over 3,000 federally funded American Job Centers in the nation, provides services for both job seekers and employers. Funding for this program is made possible through a grant provided by the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership.
American Job Centers are designed to provide a full range of assistance to job seekers under one roof. Established under the Workforce Investment Act, and reauthorized in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act of 2014, the Center offers training referrals, career counseling, job listings, and similar employment-related services.
Customers can visit a center in person or connect to the center’s information and programming online. The Center's extensive network of private and public support programs helps job-seekers overcome the barriers and challenges of gaining employment in Illinois. While many programs continued virtually during the pandemic, the Center has now made many services available in person by appointment.
Eligible individuals can be assisted with funding to go to school or attend a job training program, exploring career pathways, and job searches, resume and cover letter editing, and interviewing prep.
Businesses seeking employees receive cutting-edge services and workforce solutions for recruitment, training, networking, and market analysis. In most cases, these services are also provided at no cost.