In 2022 Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the City of Chicago continues with the multi-year, multi-billion dollar investment in infrastructure improvements across the City. The need for skilled tradespeople on the projects connected to these improvements will be greater than ever.

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) runs the largest public workforce development network in the nation and is the umbrella organization operating the public workforce system in the City of Chicago and Cook County.  The Partnership is working directly with contractors to fill positions created by City investments. The Partnership and organizations aligned with its goal of creating opportunities for skilled tradespeople who have been historically underrepresented in the industry are preparing candidates to secure employment on these vital projects.

If you are a skilled tradesperson or are interested in working on these projects, please complete the form below, and The Partnership will begin your screening and hiring process.  If you need training in a construction-related occupation, you will be connected to the appropriate resources.

Tell us about yourself:

Are you 18 years or older? *
Are you a Chicago resident? *
Have you worked in the construction industry before? *
Are you a member of a trade union? *
If you are a union member, are you in good standing and current on paying union dues?
Have you ever applied to a trade union or other apprenticeship program in the past? *
What skill areas do you have experience in or are you in interested in pursuing? (check all that apply) *
Are you currently working? *
How do you identify your gender? *
How do you identify your race? *

How can we reach you?

How do you prefer to communicate? *

More about you:

Please select the statment that best describes you. *
Do you have a current driver's license? *
Do you have consistent access to a vehicle? *
Please select the statement that best describes your education level: *
Are you a veteran? *

Are you already affiliated with any of the following organizations? Please check any that you are currently working with. 🛈
How did you find out about this opportunity? * 🛈

Training, Support, and Career Coaching Opportunities:

Are you interested in expanding your career opportunities through training, coaching and career supports? *
Do you need help paying for any of the following in order to work?
Please select the American Job Center or salelite site you would like to be referred to: 🛈