Since 1983, the Youth Job Center has assisted more than 20,000 young job seekers with job placement, employment counseling and ongoing support. We provide:
job training and placement services to approximately 1,400 youth annually.
job placement of 45% of the youth served - well above the national average for youth employment
employee placement and follow-up services to our employer partners
We believe that when you invest in young lives, everyone in the community benefits. The future workforce largely depends on our own ability to prepare, motivate and educate our young people. Education and employment have been identified as integral steps to break the cycle of poverty. The YJC is making an impact in multiple ways.
Consider these facts:
Problem: The economic situation for families in Illinois is dire.