U.S. News & World Report Op-ed: Skilled Workers Necessary for Chicago’s Economic Recovery
Chicago’s economy is showing strong signs that a reluctant recovery from the Great Recession is gaining momentum, but it isn’t out of the woods yet. Unemployment is down and companies are ready to invest in growth if they can find enough people with the right skills to fill the positions that will enable the growth.
But without people to fill middle-skill positions, the recovery may be hampered. Specifically, the Chicago-area economy is projected to add nearly 170,000 new good-paying, middle-skill jobs by 2020, according to a new skills gap report by JPMorgan Chase, “Growing Skills for a Growing Chicago.” We call them middle-skill jobs because, while they don’t require a college degree, they do require a high school education and specialized training – usually a certification program. These are the jobs that turn an economy around.
Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot & World Business Chicago Announce the Inaugural Chicago Venture Summit Future-of-Food
More than 600 founders, Fortune 500 leaders, and investors are attending Chicago’s flagship food innovation conference hosted by World Business Chicago. CHICAGO, May 26, 2022 – Chicago Mayor Lori
The Rattan L. Khosa SeedCon is Chicago Booth’s flagship entrepreneurship and venture capital conference. As the world seemed to stand still amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, investors, entrepreneurs, an
World Business Chicago Partners with Global Fintech Leader tastytrade for ThinkChicago Fintech Summit
“Innovation is the many years of study and analysis, which then finds itself in the path of an emerging opportunity” -Linwood Ma, tastytrade CTO World Business Chicago was proud to…
CBO Collective Announces $1 Million Grant from Google.org to Provide Job Placement and Support to Jobseekers from Under-Resourced Chicago Communities
CHICAGO — The Community Based Organization Collective today announced a $1 million grant from Google.org to help place hundreds of jobseekers on Chicago’s South and West sides into in-demand caree