Job Development and Placement

PAA offers a wide range of employment services to job-seekers as well as employers under funding provided by the City of Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) and Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership.


The program provides assistance with job placement, referrals and reimbursement for vocational training and a variety of support services for Chicago and Cook County residents with numerous barriers to employment and low or moderate income or UI benefits recipients.
* In order to participate in the program, a person must register at the PAA Employment Services office located at 3819 N. Cicero in Chicago.
The phone number is (773)-282-1122 ext. 412. PAA staff is bilingual in Polish and English.


A participant must bring a proof of:

  1. US citizenship or legal alien status, birth certificate, voter's registration, US passport, Alien Registration Card (I-551) or I-94 or other original immigration document authorizing employment
  2. Age, must be at least 18 years old
  3. Address (must be a Chicago or Cook County resident) - Driver's License, State ID, current gas, electrical, telephone bill.
  4. Income for the last 6 months:
  • Most recent pay stubs or
  • Unemployment claimant letter and most recent unemployment pay stub or
  • Medical card from Public Aid or
  • Income tax or other documents stating income;

Selective Service System registration for men born after December 31, 1959 - ONLY THOSE POSSESSING ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MAY BE REGISTERED.
*Please call PAA for the current income eligibility figures


Illinois Department of Employment Security
National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice Worker's Rights Manual (English)
Sick Time Laws in Chicago and Cook County


PAA makes the following services available to the employers:

  • marketing agency services to local employers
  • providing information about Illinois workNet
  • taking job orders
  • recruitment services such as job banks, job fairs, employee recruitment
  • referring qualified applicants to companies
  • counseling and screening of each eligible participant
  • support services for new employees
  • working with employers in the areas of cultural sensitivity
  • providing translation  at interviews

All our services are free of charge.