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Welcome to the Job Readiness Resource Page! Within this page you will find exciting time proven tips and tools to increase your chances of securing fulfilling employment. Please see the exciting resources below and remember to check back regularly for updates!


Seeking New Opportunities? Learn more about The Employment and Workforce Development team which provides support and resources for all, including justice involved individuals.  Read This 

Jump Hire their mission is “to eliminate barriers to employment for those without college degrees by providing access to the training, support, and connections necessary to find employment in careers that offer family-sustaining wages.” Learn more: www.jumphire.org

The Reunion Project is a national alliance of HIV Long-term Survivors that serves to convene and connect individuals and communities while disseminating accurate information and calls-to-action on issues and policies affecting those living with HIV for over a decade. Learn more: www.reunionproject.net

Defy Ventures is an organization that enables justice involved individuals to defy the odds by equipping them with new skills and connections to match their purpose and succeed in their new life of economic independence. Learn more: www.defyventures.org 

RiseKit is an organization that connects overlooked talent with employers by sourcing from community organizations. Learn more: www.risekit.co

Swoon Staffing is a career hub where the focus is on the people first and the placement second. We keep up with industry dynamics and connect with talented people, in the fields of tech, digital, finance, human resources, and manufacturing. Learn more: www.swoonstaffing.com

Kennedy King College Future Ready – City Colleges of Chicago is currently offering programs in select high-demand fields at no cost to the student. Learn more: www.ccc.edu/futureready 

Fresh Start is a program for those who have been away from City Colleges. This is an opportunity to re-ignite your education. Those who enroll with the goal of obtaining a degree or certificate will have prior CCC debt be waived. – www.ccc.edu/freshstart

Black Alphabet is committed to giving the Black LGBTQ+ community a voice through the arts and the media. Learn more: www.blackalphabet.org

Chicago House aims to play a critical role in eliminating new infections and getting to zero by 2030 and believes that housing is essential to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Their four program pillars are housing, health, employment services, and the TransLife Care program. Learn more: www.chicagohouse.org

Open Door Health Center of IL is a regional, patient-centered health care organization that provides services including education, prevention, diagnosis and treatment services to those who have or are at risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections, including HIV/AIDS, in addition to the greater LGBTQ community. Learn more: www.odhcil.org

State of IL has several resources for those looking for work and apprenticeships: IllinoisworkNet.com | ApprenticeshipIllinois.com 

Agape Missions is a social service agency that promotes the well-being of individuals, while recognizing and affirming individual and collective diversity within the communities they serve. Learn more: www.agapemissionsnfp.org

Care2Prevent empowers individuals of all ages who are living with or vulnerable to HIV to live bold, rich, meaningful lives. They provide trauma-informed integrated health care, social service connections, and advocacy for communities on the South Side. Learn more: www.care2prevent.com

Working Positive aims to facilitate systems change so people living with or at greater vulnerability to HIV can consider, access, and participate in work aligned with self-determined goals. Learn more: www.workingpositive.net 

AIDS Foundation Chicago mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV or chronic conditions. Learn more: www.aidschicago.org 

Project Vida aims to improve quality of life and reduce health disparities in underserved communities by promoting self-empowerment and providing holistic health education and direct services to brown and LatinX communities. Learn more: www.projectvida.org

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