CITY HALL — The mayor is touting a new campaign to place workers in manufacturing jobs Friday, while an Austin agency prepares “graduates” of a training program to take advantage of it.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday that the “1,000 Jobs in Chicago Manufacturing” program launched last year has been expanded with a website where prospective workers can register for open positions.
“The future of manufacturing is advanced manufacturing, skilled labor,” said Loren Dinneen, the “1,000 Jobs” program manager through World Business Chicago. “So we’re really trying to connect those who have skills with good, open, available jobs.”
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“This is an important program for Mayor Emanuel since workforce development and manufacturing and advanced manufacturing are key to continued economic growth and job creation in Chicago,” said mayoral spokeswoman Libby Langsdorf.