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Two new job sites launch for Chicago-area job seekers

City and county officials recently launched a new non-profit that works to serve as an extension of the local workforce system to help create more jobs, drive business growth and train potential employees.

Skills for Chicagoland's Future is modeled after the national organization, Skills for America's Future, which works to foster partnerships between businesses and community colleges to ensure workers are trained with employer-needed skills, according to their website.

If you think this might be beneficial to you, be sure to check out the minimum requirements.

Skills for Chicagoland’s Future serves jobs seeker who meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Legal right to work in the United States
  • Resident of Cook County
  • Unemployed and eligible to collect/have exhausted unemployment insurance benefits in the State of Illinois after January 1, 2008

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MetroPulse Jobs was also recently launched to help make connections between employers, training resources and data for key industry players.

"There are a wide range of organizations that provide workforce development training and services in northeastern Illinois" said Liz Jellema, research director for World Business Chicago, in a news release. "MetroPulse Jobs is a great resource to help coordinate workforce development efforts and provide information to better connect potential workers within key industries to the necessary training and education." 

MetroPulse Jobs is an initiative of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. CMAP is responsible for producing the region's official, integrated plan for land use and transportation.

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