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Record #: R2017-293   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 4/19/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Workforce Development and Audit
Final action:
Title: Call for hearing(s) on distribution of funds available under Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to Department of Family and Support Services for employment-related services to assist individuals re-entering job market
Sponsors: O'Connor, Patrick, Austin, Carrie M., Harris, Michelle A., Mitts, Emma
Topic: COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Workforce Development and Audit
Attachments: 1. R2017-293.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
CITY COUNCIL APRIL 19, 2017


RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the City Council wishes to ensure the most effective, accountable and responsive provision of workforce development programs and services to residents of all Chicago communities; and

WHEREAS, a critical factor in the economic health and social well-being of Chicago, its people and its neighborhoods is the broadest availability and variety of career exploration, job training and employment assistance opportunities which meet the needs of Chicago's private-sector and public-sector employers; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Family and Support Services ("DFSS") is at the hub of the City's workforce development activities, addressing the needs of Chicagoans with the biggest barriers to employment in targeted populations such as returning citizens, veterans and the homeless; and

WHEREAS, in its role at the hub of the City's workforce development activities the Department of Family and Support Services also successfully partners with sister City departments and agencies including the Departments of Aviation, Streets and Sanitation, Planning and Development, Transportation, Office of New Americans, the Chicago Housing Authority, the Chicago Transit Authority, and Chicago Public Schools; and

WHEREAS, Mayor Emanuel and the City Council have made it a priority to increase summer funding and DFSS coordinates One Summer Chicago, the City's summer youth employment program, which has successfully helped expand to over 30,000 summer jobs, including over 2,000 One Summer Chicago PLUS opportunities for the most at-risk young people; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Family and Support Services is in a unique position to offer Chicagoans direct assistance not only with their workforce development needs, but also with its wide-ranging array of social service programs for Chicagoans of all ages, and its citywide network of regional and satellite facilities and service provider delegate agencies, to help Chicago residents with many of t...

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