Workforce Development in Chicago
Chicago, like most of the nation, is facing a high rate of unemployment, even while many businesses report a shortage of skilled labor. At the same time, many working residents in low-skilled jobs struggle to make ends meet, but lack the skills necessary to move into higher paying jobs. Although the area is home to numerous workforce development programs, little is known about what makes a program successful and about how these programs might help to improve employment for participants.
Chapin Hall is engaged in a number of projects that explore issues around workforce development programs with a particular focus on the Chicago area.Workforce Development in Chicago: Exploring the Context, the Programs, and the Policies (.PDF)