Winning Job Opportunities - A Guide for the Formerly Incarcerated in Illinois

Posted by Margaret Lamb - On September 25, 2008 (EST)

"Winning Job Opportunities - A Guide for the Formerly Incarcerated in Illinois" provides short, concise guidance on some of the best jobs in Illinois for ex-offenders or others who have been similarly involved with the legal system. In seven pages, the guide identifies the projected high growth occupations that also provide the most opportunities based on the educational level attained (i.e., short-, moderate-, or long-term on-the-job training, 1-2 years vocational training or college, and 4 years of college or more). The guide increases its usefulness to readers by also providing "helpful links" for easy access to possibly needed supportive services such as adult basic education (ABE) programs, the career information/workforce system, employer tax credits, Legal Aid, and financial assistance for education.
Along with the Winning Job Opportunities guide, also available to assist workers in serving formerly incarcerated persons in Illinois is the state’s "Ex-Offender Employability Website". This site, a collaborative effort between the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the Chicago Jobs Council, was specifically designed, to bring together - in one place - the growing body of workforce resources available to those who assist ex-offenders. By providing links to increase resource accessibility, the Ex-Offender Employability Website can assist frontline, service provider staff to better understand their clients, work more effectively with employers, and help Illinois’ ex-offenders access all of the services and supports needed to achieve workplace success.

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