Tuesday, January 12, 2010


The Presidents Office of Employment Training (POET) strives to provide area businesses with a rich diversity of well-trained workers. POET programs and initiatives give residents of suburban Cook County opportunities to advance professionally and grow this region's economic viability. This publication seeks to inform, entertain and educate intellectually curious workforce development professionals and stakeholders.

Cook County Sheriff set to Hire Hundreds of Correctional Officers

The Cook County Sheriff's Department says it is set to make hundreds of hires in coming months. Sheriff Tom Dart said Wednesday that his department is prepared to hire more than 500 correctional officers next year. The first class of recruits is to come in January. Dart's office says the jobs pay about $45,000 a year and include health, dental and vision insurance and pension. The sheriff's office says the jobs are available because of a federal mandate that more officers be added at the Cook County Jail. Sheriff Dart says the department has noticed "not only the increase in quantity but also the increase in quality of applicants."

To pick up an application go to 69 W. Washington in Chicago , 11th floor, between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm OR go to cookcountysheriff.org to download an application.

Census Workers Needed

Work in your neighborhood and recieve pay up to $17.50/hr


Chicago Workforce Center at Pilsen

1700 W. 18th Street

Chicago, IL 60608


Monday, Wednesday and Friday @ 2:00pm

Starting Monday, January 4, 2010 through end of January


18 or older, cirizens preferred but not required

Must Pass Background Check

Must be able to attend 4 days of paid training

Veterans will be given preference points, Bi-Lingual is desired

2 forms of Identification: SS Card, Passport, Birth Certificate, Driver's License, State ID


Part-time (15-20 hrs/wk), February through April

Door-to-door, weekends and evenings asking questions

For a practice test go to: www.censusjobs.gov

Commissioner Edwin Reyes
Alderman Manny Flores
Invite you to the

Job and Benefits Fair for Veterans

In order to best serve those who have sacrificed so much for our country, we are

hosting a fair that will offer a variety of services provided by our local, state, and

federal governments. Service providers and employers will be on hand to speak to veterans regarding job opportunities. Please bring your resume. For more information, call Commissioner Reyes' office at 312.603.6386 or Alderman Flores' office at 773.278.0101.

When: Saturday, January 9, 2010, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Clemente High School (Lobby), 1147 N. Western Ave. , Chicago IL . 60622


We kindly request your participation in our upcoming Veterans Job & Benefit Fair.

We will be hosting this event to provide the veterans of our community with

employment opportunities and other important information. In April 2009, the

jobless rate for veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan was 11.2% while

the corresponding rate for non-veterans was 8.8%. The details for the Veterans

Job & Benefit Fair are as follows:

Date: January 9th, 2010
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Setup Time: 9:00 AM
Place: Clemente High School
1147 N. Western Ave.
Chicago IL , 60622

If you are interested in participating please send an email or fax confirmation back to David Avila at (312) 603-9531 or davila@cookcountygov.com. Each participating organization will be provided with a table and chairs at the fair after we have

received an email confirmation. Please respond by January 4, 2010

I look forward to working with you on this event and

I thank you in advance for your help and participation.

10 Jobs with Good Pay that don't Require a College Degree

The paradigmn is shifting. While the safest and time tested route to making a career is matriculating in one of America's fine four-year institutions of higher learning, there are some professions that pay good salaries without requiring the once all essential college diploma. In fact, there is a growing number of HR professionals, educators and business leaders that understand that a bachelor's degree isn't for everyone. Unintersting to some, unattainable for many and increasingly unnecessary for more and more.

Click Here to read more about careers that don't demand a degree and provide a livable wage in a November article by Michael King.

COBRA Extension to Help

Illinois Jobless

The Illinois Dept. of Insurance is reminding insurance companies and employers they must comply with a new law extending the federal subsidy on COBRA benefits. Companies must provide timely notice to people eligible for the subsidies. COBRA allows workers to remain on a health plan for 18 months after they leave their jobs, if they pay the premiums. The federal stimulus bill provided subsidies for up to nine months to reduce the cost of coverage for workers who lost their jobs between Sept. 1, 2008, and Dec. 31, 2009. President Barack Obama recently signed a law that continues that subsidy for workers who lose their jobs between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, 2010. The law also extends the subsidy for up to 15 months.

Stimulus Grant Money Available for Adult-Dislocated Workers

Job Training Opportunities in South & West Suburban Cook County

2009 has been the year of the Dislocated Worker. Since December of 2007, the now officially recorded start date of the current recession, millions of American workers have lost their jobs. For November in the State of Illinois the unemployment rate was 10.9%, although recent national jobs and labor reports indicate that the massive numbers of layoffs nationally have decreased and leveled for now since January '09. Economists advise that America is in recovery from one of its' deepest recessions, but; advise it is a slow recovery and for many non-existent - especially those who have lost their jobs and/or who remain unemployed. In February of this year the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama to stimulate the economy to recover and assist those in need during very difficult economic times.

The Cook County Presidents Office of Employment Training (POET) has been allocated $7.7 million in federal stimulus funds for employment and job training services for eligible adult and dislocated worker residents of south, southwest, and west suburban Cook County. These federal funds provide employment assistance and training opportunities for dislocated unemployed workers as well as economically disadvantaged adults in skills that will re-train them to find jobs in higher growth, high demand sectors such as healthcare, advanced manufacturing and the emerging 'green jobs' sector. Funds will also be available for companies that qualify for Stimulus Grant Incumbent Worker Training projects.

Interested individuals should contact one of the following contracted POET Service Provider agencies for information as to how to access these services:

Name of Organization *Stimulus Funding Amount

Community Economic Development Association $2,114,762.00
Contact: Ira Williams, 312-795-8889, www.ceda.org

Chicago Federation of Labor's Worker Assistance Committee $500,000.00
Contact: Kristen Roberts, 312-565-9431, www.cflwac.org

Employment & Employer Services $160,300.00
Contact: Rosa Marquez, 708-222-3100, www.eesforjobs.com

Employment Associates Group $500,000.00
Contact: Jon Wisniewski, 708-756-2330, eagjwisniewski@sbcglobal.net

Illinois Community College District 508 $375,800.00
Contact: Maria Codina, 773-843-4522, mcodina@ccc.edu

Moraine Valley Community College $501,693.00
Contact: Peter Deeman, 708-974-5738, deeman@morainevalley.edu

National Able Network $980,000.00
Contact: Joyce Lamberta, 708-756-5492, jlamberta@nationalable.org

Prairie State College $629,763.00
Contact: Yvonne Wolfe, 708-709-3917, ywolfe@prairiestate.edu

South Suburban College $280,299.00
Contact: Jose Regalado, 708-210-5738, jregalado@southsuburbancollege.edu

Southland Healthcare Forum $78,471.00
Contact: Maria Crews, 708-756-1000 ext.3443, maria.crews@ssfhs.org

Triton College $1,605,626.00
Contact: Jane Klingberg, 708-456-0300 ext.3805, jklingberg@triton.edu

For specific information regarding incumbent worker Training call the President's Office of Employment Training at 312-603-0200

*amounts originally awarded

. . . and NOW the Good News

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December 29, 2010

Employers see uptick in Hiring in 2010

U.S. Employers expect to hire more new workers in 2010 than they did in 2009, a sign the U.S. recession may be easing its grip, research showed on Tuesday . . . Read More

December 24, 2010

Jobless claims fall, durable orders rise

New orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods excluding transportation surged in November (2009), and applications for jobless benefits fell last week, pointing to a firmly entrenched economic recovery . . . Read More

December 22, 2009

U.S. home sales bolster economic growth prospects

Sales of previously owned U.S. homes jumped to the highest level in nearly three years last month, the latest sign the economic recovery was gaining steam after growing below expectations in the third quarter . . . Read More


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From Myron, Kathleen and Ed (Communications POET) may 2010 be your most prosperous, productive and blessed year of your life. Continued Success.

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Be a blessing and be blessed,
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