Employment

Many local organizations offer career counseling and employment services. Below is a short list of some of these organizations that work to help people find jobs and broaden our community’s skill base.

ASIAN HUMAN SERVICES
4753 N. Broadway, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60640
The Career Resource Center provides clients support to obtain appropriate career opportunities. The Work First program serves clients receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) by providing them with job-readiness training classes, subsidized work experience, and subsidized job placements.
773-728-2235
http://ahschicago.org

CAMBODIAN ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS
2831 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL 60625
Employment Training and Development helps 200 adults each year interview, gain, and maintain employment via assessments, computer training, bi-lingual translations, literacy instruction, job-readiness preparation, placement and on-going assistance.
773-878-7090
www.cambodian-association.org

CARE FOR REAL
5339 N. Sheridan Rd.  Chicago, IL  60640 
Since its foundation in November of 2011, Care For Real’s employment program has been serving our community in a new way: putting the community to work! This initiative recognizes those who are seeking employment, and provides them with opportunities and the tools to self-stabilize and live a more economically secure life. The program currently provides a range of employee readiness and training services to over 300 clients and the numbers are increasing weekly.
Main Contacts: Gabriela Miller & Karen Feiler
(773) 769-6182
jobs@careforreal.org.

CHINESE MUTUAL AID ASSOCIATION
1016 W. Argyle St., Chicago, IL 60640
The Employment Department helps immigrants, refugees, and other residents of Chicago’s Uptown community achieve economic self-sufficiency through comprehensive employment services.
773-784-2900
www.chinesemutualaid.org

CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY OUTREACH
4628 N. Clifton Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
The Dinner Guest Program located at 4628 North Clifton Avenue, serves 150-200 people nutritious free meals one day a week. The Food Bag Program hands out more than 70 food bags each week to those in the area who are on the edge of independent survival. All individuals walking through the doors may also receive household items and clothing from the free store.
773-271-8163
www.ccolife.org

ENTERPRISING KITCHEN
4426 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60640
Provides workforce development and support services to women who are working toward self sufficiency and economic independence.
773-506-3880
www.theenterprisingkitchen.org

HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN
1607 W. Howard St., 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60626
Helps women establish and achieve employment goals, reconnect to the community, access community services, build social networks, and stabilize their lives and the lives of their children.
773-465-5770
www.how-inc.org

HOWARD AREA COMMUNITY CENTER
7648 N. Paulina St., Chicago, IL 60626
Staff members help adults build work-related skills and secure and retain employment.
773-262-6622
www.howardarea.org

INSPIRATION CORPORATION
4554 N. Broadway, Suite 207, Chicago, IL 60640
The Employment Project helps individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless identify career options, make choices, and ultimately gain stability through employment.
773-878-0981
www.inspirationcorp.org

NEUMANN ASSOCIATION
5547 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60640
The Career Services Division of Neumann Association assists adults with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining competitive and supported employment.
773-769-4313
www.neumannassociation.org

OLIVER’S KITCHEN
4345 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60651
Trains the homeless, the underemployed and unemployed, and welfare-to-work participants for lifetime careers in the food service industry.
773-252-3663
www.oliverskitchen.org

SARAH’S CIRCLE
4750 N. Sheridan Rd., Suite 220, Chicago, IL 60640
Offers hot meals, snacks, and clothing to women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
773-728-1014
www.sarahs-circle.org

THRESHOLDS PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION CENTER
4104 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60613
Provides vocational evaluation, classes on job seeking skills, job seeking assistance, and job support.
773-572-5500
www.thresholds.org