What is the Cook County COVID-19 Recovery: Job Training and Placement Program?

Because of COVID-19, we had a 16% nemployment rate in Cook County

  • Women, particularly Black and Latinx, have been the most affected by job losses
  • Over 1.24 million Illinois residents filed unemployment claims since March 20

The goals of the program include Increasing available resources in suburban Cook County to assist workers

  • Provide job training vouchers to jobseekers and dislocated workers
  • Facilitate increased remote training


  • Training Vouchers Career Coaching, Access to Job
  • Training and  Job Search Assistance
  • Technology to Enable Remote Learning
  • Manufacturing Rapid Response and Training Program

We are in the pre-launch phase of this program and will post more details, including our final network of partners, as they become available. 

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