Because we work with union and non-union employers, we have a unique position within the workforce development community. Together, our goal is to ensure that we have skilled workers matched with the right employers to fuel the local economy.
AFL-CIO Working For America Institute
The AFL-CIO Working for America Institute (WAI) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) national workforce intermediary organization that assists unions, employers, workforce intermediary partnerships, the workforce system, and community organizations by advocating for and providing employment and training related services that help to create, expand and retain high quality jobs.
Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Initiative
A collaboration of community, workforce, environmental, and education agencies created to develop a skilled workforce for Chicago’s emerging “green” economy.
Jobs to Move America
Jobs to Move America is a national project dedicated to ensuring that the billions of public dollars spent on public transit systems create better results for our communities: good jobs, cleaner equipment and more opportunity for low income people.
Jobs For The Future
Jobs for the Future works to ensure that all lower-income young people and workers have the skills and credentials needed to succeed in our economy.
Women Employed is working to ensure that all women are paid fairly, have access to opportunities, and are free from discrimination.
The Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO)
As a joint labor-management organization, CISCO focuses on cooperative efforts to reduce problems and conflicts and enhance the competitiveness of union construction. Through its activities, CISCO build trust between the parties and will foster the joint commitment of local contractors and union labor to high-quality, on-time, within budget delivery on all projects.
Calumet Area Industrial Commission
A Chicago workforce development organization that partners with private manufacturing companies to train and hire new workers into good paying jobs. Working in conjunction with the CFL Workforce & Community Initiative, CAIC is on the leading edge of efforts to bring together community stakeholders, educational leaders and private manufacturers under the federal America’s Promise grant.
Chicago Federation of Labor
The central labor organization for more than 300 Chicago area unions and 500,000 Chicagoland union members affiliated with the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).
Represents the third largest union membership state in the country; provides a voice to Illinois’ union members and working families.
Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)
Link for information regarding unemployment insurance, job placement and referrals, labor market information and employment and training.
Resource site for Illinois’ job seekers and businesses; provides connections to jobs, training providers, education, and human services.
Chicago Teachers Union Foundation
The Chicago Teachers Union Foundation supports public education through grant-making to community organizations, professional development for teachers, and our charitable donations. The Foundation’s mission is to “the advancement, enhancement, and support of public education.”
IBEW Renewable Energy Fund
The IBEW Renewable Energy Fund, Inc is an Illinois not-for-profit educational organization whose mission is to ensure there is an educated and qualified workforce trained and ready to meet the installation demand of solar energy and other renewable energy systems.
Access United / United Way
United Way is engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide. They are focused on creating community-based and community-led solutions that strengthen the cornerstones for a good quality of life: education, financial stability and health.
LaVezzi Precision, Inc.
LaVezzi is an extremely high-precision, complex medical components machined manufacturing giant. While continuing to grow and expand, LaVezzi uses the CFL Workforce & Community Initiative to screen and fill their position with prepared and qualified candidates while also utilizing the On-The-Job Training (OJT) Program for new hires.
Merit Screw Machine Products
Based in Broadview, Ill., it offers a range of products, such as electrical connectors, hydraulics, locks, oilrigs, medical and archery products. The firm caters to various industries, which include aerospace, automotive, fluid control, musical instruments, recreational equipment and recreational vehicles, to name a few. Currently, Merit Screw taking advantage of new hire training with On-The-Job (OJT) Program.
Graphic Packaging is a retail packaging company for leading national food brands that focuses on environmentally friendly manufacturing. It’s partnership with the CFL Workforce & Community Initiative has opened more than a dozen new employment opportunities, enabling greater access to training and good paying jobs.
Manor Tool Manufacturing
Manor Tool and Manufacturing is a metal stamping company specializing in punching, bending, forming and deep draw stampings. Through the Incumbent Worker Training Program, six engineers completed Auto CAD 2010 training. The company’s six department managers are participating in long-term programs to improve performance management training.
SG360 is a leading commercial printer and direct-mail marketing company that employs over 300 in Broadview and Wheeling. In conjunction with the CFL Workforce & Community Initiative, the company has hired four new employees via On the Job Training grants since summer.
Ralph H. Simpson Company
One of the oldest metal fabricators in the United States, The Ralph H. Simpson Company is known for providing the highest-quality metal fabrication and installation. Ralph H. Simpson is currently participating in the On-The-Job Training (OJT) Program and also will be participating in the CFL Workforce & Community Initiative sponsored apprenticeship program.