Big Shoulders, Big Challenges: Preparing Chicago's Workforce for the New Economy

Sep 01, 2005
  • Description

The report highlights the relationship between Chicago's future economic growth and the need for a skilled workforce. It documents approximately $283 million of public funds spent on workforce development activities in FY 2004 and finds that, despite a significant level of investment, not all populations or communities are receiving adequate workforce services. Several promising workforce strategies and initiatives are outlined that should be continued and expanded and recommendations are made regarding ways to improve Chicago's workforce system.