Chicago Workforce Center at Pilsen (other locations also available)

1657 S. Blue Island
Chicago, IL
(312) 243-5100

  • Orientations about employment services and details on how to access them held at each location.
  • Orientation times are listed on the website. Please call ahead to confirm these times, as they are subject to change without advance notice.
  • Chicago Youth Centers

    104 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1400
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (312) 795-3500
    Helps over 5,000 children, teens and parents break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness.
    Services include:

  • Head Start and early childhood development programs
  • Out-of-school programs
  • Teen leadership development programs
  • College and readiness programs
  • Mentoring
  • Environmental education
  • Educational support for wards of the state
  • Crisis intervention
  • Illinois Employment and Training Centers (Also at other locations)

    715 E 47th St
    Chicago, IL 60653
    (773) 538-9811

  • Offers unemployment services.
  • Open 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • MidSouth Chicago Workforce Center

    4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
    Room 209
    Chicago, IL 60653
    (773) 538-5627

    • Assist youth with finding employment and occupational skills training.

    Southwest One Stop Career Center

    7500 S Pulaski Road, Building 100
    Chicago, IL 60652
    (773) 884-7000

  • Part of the Illinois Department of Employment Services.
  • Helps clients file claims for unemployment and also offers job placement services.
  • Westside Employment & Training Center at Grand Avenue

    3500 W Grand Ave
    Chicago, IL 60651
    (773) 227-7117

  • Helps clients to file claims for unemployment either manually or online.
  • A resource room is available equipped with computers and information on preparing resumes.
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    National Domestic Violence Hotline – (800) 799-SAFE (7233)