ABOUT HIRE360

A 360° vision for
community-connected employment.

Through localized mentorship, direct investment and specialized services, HIRE360 will strengthen the participation of underrepresented populations in the Chicago area — with a special focus on engaging youth to consider the trades as a viable and inspiring career path, mentoring and growing Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women Business Enterprise (WBE) firms and creating a supply chain of partners that are accountable to higher participation standards.

HIRE

HIRE360 will expand employment and advancement opportunities and ongoing support for community residents in the hospitality, manufacturing and construction industries through recruitment, training and placement assistance. By upgrading the skills of the currently employed, HIRE360 will provide entrée to the trades for youth and gainful employment for underrepresented populations. It is the first step in an important chain of events that ultimately strengthens communities.

Hire
Invest

INVEST

HIRE360 is built around a vision of ongoing investment in the community and increasing opportunity for the entire city by investing capital to help MBE/WBEs start, grow and thrive. In addition to the financial investment, HIRE360 will make the precious investments of time and mentorship to develop resources, services, processes and programs for expanding recruitment, employment and advancement opportunities.

REACH

HIRE360 will reach and connect area youth, underrepresented populations and local residents with job inspiration and opportunities. We will help local minorities, women, the LGBTQX community, veterans and people with disabilities reach new heights with sustainable, long-term careers and opportunities throughout the Chicago area.

Reach
Empower

EMPOWER

HIRE360 will model socially responsible hiring and supply chain accountability as a way to transform communities that are rich in talent but lacking in resources or opportunity and provide for an economic engine that maximizes Chicago’s potential. We will also provide a roadmap for businesses, cities and communities beyond Chicago looking for a better way to uplift and empower their citizens to live better lives.

OPPORTUNITIES

BUILDING CHICAGO

Union construction workers start as apprentices who are paid roughly $20 per hour which increases over 2 to 5 years to roughly $40 per hour. HIRE360 and its partners – Chicago Building and Construction Trades Coalition and the largest Developers and General Contractors – offers case management and support each step of the way to guide you into an exciting construction career that pays a living wage.

BUILDING CHICAGO
BENEFITS OF HIRE360

BENEFITS OF HIRE360

HIRE360 provides case management and support to help you secure opportunities in the trades. A case manager helps navigate current apprenticeship opportunities, understand the application process, prepare for any assessments and can connect you with mentors and leaders in the trades that can help you get your career started the right way. Through the Barrier Reduction Fund, supported by the Chicagoland Workforce Funders Alliance, HIRE360 candidates don’t need to worry about buying tools, boots, or other expenses – so you can focus on starting your new career.

BENEFITS OF BECOMING AN APPRENTICE

Paid on the job training, with wages starting around $20 per hour

Debt free education and training – get paid to learn on the job

Lifetime skills – state-of-the-art training in over 20 high demand construction trades careers

Living wages – within 5 years, construction workers make $40 per hour or more

ARE YOU?

18 years or older

Possess current driver’s license

Authorized to work in the US

Must pass a drug test

Desire for a career working with your hands in a construction environment

Desire a challenging and rewarding career

IF SO, APPLY TODAY:

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Hire360 is steered and mentored by accomplished individuals from a select collection of organizations with decades of experience in property development, construction and labor support in Chicago. With access to deep resources, thoughtful services, and vetted processes and programs, the team is uniquely prepared to elevate communities through recruitment, employment and advancement opportunities.

Related logo

Related Midwest is the preeminent developer of mixed-use properties, affordable housing communities, and luxury condominium and rental homes across Chicago. For more than 30 years, Related Midwest has been dedicated to the highest standards of architecture, design, engineering and development.
relatedmidwest.com

CAGC logo

The leading trade association serving the Chicagoland commercial construction industry. Members include the leading contractors and suppliers in the Chicago area, ranging from large, national firms to smaller, specialized companies and build private and public projects worth more than $11 billion annually.
chicagolandagc.org

Chicago Federation of Labor logo

From airline pilots to zookeepers, the Chicago Federation of Labor’s 300 affiliated Chicago and Cook County’s labor unions and their half a million members represents a diverse group of working men and women throughout the area.
chicagolabor.org

Cook Country Building Trades

NABTU is dedicated to the stability of employment and economic security of organized construction workers in North America. Our purpose is to create more work opportunities, achieve living wages and protect benefit standards, not just for the members of our 14 national and international union affiliates, but for all construction workers.
nabtu.org

Auto mechanics Local 701
Administrative District Council #1 (Bricklayers, Ceramic Tile, Terrazzo, Marble, Plasterers, Ppinters, Cleaners & Caulkers)
Boiler Makers 1
Bosch
Carpenters Chicago Regional Council
Cisco
Clark Chicago
Clayco
Elevator Constructors Local 2
Farpoint
Graycor Construction
Heat and Frost Insulators Local 17
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 134
International Union of Operating Engineers
KR MILLER Contractors
Lamp Incorporated
LiUNA
Lendlease
Machinists Local 126
Magellan Development Group
McCormick
McHugh
Pipefitters Chicago Local 597
P Pepper Construction
Plumbers 130
Power Construction
Roofers
Sheet Metal Workers
Sterling Bay
United Way
UNITE HERE Local 1
Urban Resolve
WE O'NEIL
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