Posted by: adrienehill | April 28, 2009

Hard Working Coffee House Wednesday

Hard Working Coffee House


Think that job training is not for you? Feel like you don’t have the time or that training programs are too expensive? Well, think again! In this tough economy, job training can be a worthwhile investment in both the short and long-term.


Come to our community-building conversation hosted by the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and WBEZ business and economy reporter Adriene Hill. Browse our information tables to learn more about job training resources and how to finance certification classes and other training programs.


Wednesday, April 29

3-3:30pm: Conversation

3:30-5pm: Browse resource tables


Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Residents’ Dining Hall

800 S. Halsted

Chicago, IL

Due to space limitations, reservations are strongly recommended. Please call 312.413.5353.


Light refreshments will be provided.


Available experts include:


  • Michael Balcskik, Director of Agency Liaisons for the City of Chicago Department of Community Development
  • Leslie Matthews, specialist in Workforce Development at the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Sharon Williams, Director of Compliance for Career and Technical Education Programs at the City Colleges of Chicago
  • Representatives from the Illinois Department of Employment Security
  • Karnella Kirkwood, Senior Associate Director of the UIC Office of Student Financial Aid
  • Katherine Battee-Freeman and staff from the UIC Office of Career Services—back by popular demand to provide practical resume tips!


Hard Working is an interactive series from WBEZ about jobs and joblessness.  Using the radio, the Internet, and face-to-face conversations, WBEZ will start and encourage conversations about work and unemployment. WBEZ will follow job seekers through the ins and outs of the job hunt, find out who’s hiring and who’s firing, and talk about what “work” means to you and to people around the region.


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