Employment Programs in Cicero, IL
Funded by Cook County Works; www.cookcountyil.gov/CountyWorks
Employment programs for low income adults and dislocated workers
Description: To serve residents of suburban Cook County with employment assistance and occupational training opportunities.
Purpose: An eligible and suitable customer will receive labor market counseling and be prepared for employment through resume development and learning job application and interviewing skills. The customer will also participate in job club activities and job fairs and receive employment referrals. Some customers interested in employment may also obtain vocational training in a high demand industry. This service depends on the availability of training funds and the customer’s previous work and educational experiences.
Must be a resident of suburban Cook County
- Must be authorized to work in the USA
- Must be low income based on income earned during the last 6 months prior to application; or recently laid off due to a plant closing or down- sizing and unlikely to return to the same occupation or industry.
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Males, 18 years and older, must be registered with selective services
- U.S. Birth Certificate; U.S. Citizenship Certificate
- Social Security Card
- Proof of Address
- Proof of Income
Location: SER is located in the Olympic Theater
2138 S. 61st Court – take the elevator to the 3rd floor
Cicero, IL 60804
Orientation/First Step: Every Tuesday and Wednesday 8:45 am
For intensive job services, the customer stays for math and English vocabulary and reading tests. (The entire visit will last about 3 hours). After completing the tests, the customer is given an appointment to return between 3 - 5 business days later for a thorough assessment. This assessment involves the review of program eligibility documents, customer barriers, and potential employment and educational goals.
Core Workshops: Dates and times are announced in orientation:
- Building Your Resume
- The Ins and Outs of Applications – on paper and on-line
- Preparing for a Successful Interview
- Job club
Key Contact:Call 708/222-3100 and ask for either Annette Ortiz at X48 or Patricia Izguerra at X37
Cook County Works, Illinois workNet Centers provide auxiliary aids and assistive technology upon request to individuals with disabilities.