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.

SERVICES FOR JOB-SEEKERS

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.

ELIGIBILITY FOR SERVICES:

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

HELPFUL LINKS

Illinois Department of Employment Security http://www.ides.state.il.us
National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice http://www.nicwj.org Worker's Rights Manual (English)

SERVICES FOR EMPLOYERS

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.