Cook County increases funding to support employment for people with disabilities
COOK COUNTY - Cook County is launching the Career Pathway Navigator Program to assist individuals with disabilities in the suburbs in finding meaningful careers.
The county will allocate $2.3 million from the American Rescue Plan funds over three years to expand job opportunities.
The program aims to address the needs of over 520,000 Chicago-area residents who report having a disability.
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An example of the program's success is Justin, who has cerebral palsy and currently works as a front desk assistant at Beds Plus, an organization based in LaGrange that helps the homeless population.
If you reside in Cook County, have a disability, and require assistance with career coaching, resume writing, or are searching for employment opportunities, you can visit the website scalelit.org/jobseekers for more information.