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TBDNEWS

April 27, 2021
“First Culinary Apprentice Class – UNITE HERE, Chicago Hospitality Institute (UHCHI), HIRE360, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) and SAVOR announced the first-ever UHCHI Culinary Apprenticeship Class in preparation of the return of hospitality. The eight-week program kicked-off on Monday, April 19 and serves a diverse group of students, many of whom had been laid off from their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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Chicago Bears News

April 26, 2021
“Davis also operates his own foundation, A Saturday Place, an academic enrichment program for third and fourth grade Chicago public school students; and is a board member for Hire360, a non-profit that helps Chicagoans land trade jobs.”

Chicago Announces First Culinary Apprenticeship Class at McCormick Place

Lawndale News

April 22, 2021
“UNITE HERE Chicago Hospitality Institute (UHCHI), HIRE360, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) and SAVOR announced the first-ever UHCHI Culinary Apprenticeship Class in preparation of the return of hospitality. The eight-week program kicked off Monday and served a diverse group of students, many of whom had been laid off from their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

CTA’s RPM Project to begin first major phase of reconstruction of four Red Line stations and track between Lawrence and Bryn Mawr

Mass Transit Magazine

April 21, 2021
“The CTA has taken a conscientious and intentional approach to transforming large-scale megaprojects like the RPM Phase One Project into opportunities for Chicagoans. CTA works with two workforce assistance agencies, HIRE360 and the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, to recruit economically disadvantaged candidates for career opportunities related to RPM and other large projects.”

CATANZARA: CHAUVIN'S TACTICS WERE NOT ACCEPTABLE — NEWMAN’s STOCK PORTFOLIO — HOSPITALS FILL UP

Politico

April 21, 2021
“Getting ready for the hospitality industry’s return: ‘The eight-week culinary program includes McCormick Place cooks who were laid off at the beginning of the pandemic,’ by Sun-Times’ Grace Asiegbu.”

Getting ready for the hospitality industry’s return

Chicago Sun-Times

April 19, 2021
“COVID-19 devastated the hospitality industry, leaving many without jobs,” said Jay Rowell, executive director of HIRE360. “We are proud to advocate for UHCHI, which reflects the comeback of the hospitality industry and the immediate need for talent to fill a surge in jobs.” HIRE360, a nonprofit that connects underserved minority businesses and communities to jobs in the building trades, applied for the apprenticeship grant to recruit for and fund the training.”

Culinary apprenticeship helping Chicago kitchens return to pre-pandemic state

WGN

April 19, 2021
“An amalgamation among Unite Here Chicago Hospitality Institute, Hire 360, McPier and Savor are starting the first-ever apprenticeship class. When students graduate, each will have the main ingredients needed to walk into any top-notch Chicago kitchen ready to go.”

CBS2 Chicago Hospitality Clip

CBS2 Chicago

April 19, 2021
“Some students are getting special training in the culinary field starting today. An 8-week culinary apprenticeship class is underway at McCormick Place, students will learn skills to get a job when the hospitality industry eventually bounces back.”

Culinary student apprentices prepare for return of hospitality industry after laid off due to pandemic

ABC 7 Chicago

April 19, 2021
A culinary apprenticeship class is kicking off in Chicago in preparation for the eventual return of the city’s hospitality industry. Culinary students and others in the business are sharing their hopes for the hospitality industry in a post-pandemic world.”

WBBM Chicago Hospitality Clip

WBBM Newsradio

April 19, 2021
“As Chicago’s restaurant industry emerges from COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions, a new apprenticeship program kicked off Monday at McCormick Place. Alfredo Contreras learned how to make chicken stock during his first class. The 24-year-old from Logan Square has worked for Levy Restaurants, although the pandemic put a lid on things for awhile.”

WGN Chynna Hampton Interview

WGN TV

April 1, 2021
“HIRE360 is a non-profit that connects community members with careers in the trades, focusing on finding trade careers for minorities and women, especially in underserved neighborhoods. Chynna Hampton, Director of Workforce Development, spoke about some multi-million-dollar projects, including the Obama Presidential Center, that the group is recruiting for in Chicago. Hear how you can apply and what they’re looking for to get hired.”

HIRE360 Recruiting in Chicago

WGN TV

April 1, 2021
“HIRE360 is a non-profit that connects community members with careers in the trades, focusing on finding trade careers for minorities and women, especially in underserved neighborhoods. Chynna Hampton, Director of Workforce Development, spoke about some multi-million-dollar projects, including the Obama Presidential Center, that the group is recruiting for in Chicago. Hear how you can apply and what they’re looking for to get hired.”

The Obama Presidential Center continues to follow thru with diversifying its construction workforce and 'create a diverse pipeline of talent'

Archinect

March 31, 2021
“Moore also connected with Chynna Hampton, director of workforce development at HIRE360, another organization collaborating with the Foundation. ‘I think the construction industry already is pushing toward that diversity initiative,’ shared Hampton, ‘but this sticks the pin in it to make sure we’re pushing it forward and say it doesn’t stop here.'”

Adelante Chicago

Adelante Chicago

March 27, 2021
“Building back after the pandemic, HIRE360 is introducing new opportunities for many underserved communities here in Chicago. Have you heard of HIRE360? The organization is laying out some of the programs meant to help underserved communities.”

Chicago area manufacturing workers in demand as companies ramp up production

ABC 7 Chicago

March 26, 2021
“Winchester said M&R is still hiring right now for careers that don’t require four year college degrees, pay well, and can put anyone on a path to growth. “If they can do it, I can do it,” Salazar said. “That’s how I’ve always been. I wouldn’t choose anything else. Manufacturing, doing hands-on work, has always been my life.” To learn more about open manufacturing positions available, you can visit Away Staffing and M & R Print. To learn more about how to train in manufacturing, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership and Hire360 Chicago can help.”

Adelante Chicago Facebook

Adelante Chicago on Facebook

March 25, 2021
“And building back after the pandemic, HIRE360 is introducing new opportunities for many underserved communities here in Chicago.”

HIRE360 Wants to Level the Playing Field in the Construction Industry

Chicago Defender

March 23, 2021
“It has been predicted that the construction industry has the potential to quickly jump-start the economy post-COVID and Hire360 is deliberately working to invest in minority, Black, and women-owned companies to support the Chicago workforce. Hire360 is an innovative construction industry partnership between developers, general contractors, and labor unions to build an ecosystem that creates careers and supports business ventures. Even amid a pandemic, the construction industry is one of the few sectors that have always been able to safely work and social distance so the impact of Hire360 has increased substantially.”

#BuyDiverse talks to Chicago United’s Tiffany Hamel Johnson and Hire 360’s Jay Rowell

WGN Radio

March 18, 2021
“Then, Hire360’s Executive Director Jay Rowell talks about what they do and the upcoming Chicago Developers Conference, a joint event with Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council. Hire360’s Executive Director Jay Rowell and ChicagoMDC’s J. Vincent Williams talk about the mission of both organizations and the ground-breaking virtual conference their organizations are hosting.”

Obama Foundation launches construction workforce training and hiring initiative for presidential center

The Architect’s Newspaper

March 15, 2021
“Virtual job training sessions, hosted in partnership with Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters, Chicago Women in Trades (CWIT), HIRE360, IBEW-NECA Technical Institute, Revolution Workshop, and St. Paul’s Community Development Ministries, will be held in the coming months in order to “ recruit new tradespeople, address their barriers to entry, work with labor unions to assign them to apprenticeships, and place them on projects across the city,” according to the Foundation.”

Mayor Lighfoot Announces Initiatives To Support Small Businesses

Patch

March 12, 2021
“Technical assistance to help businesses navigate the PPP application and loan forgiveness process will be provided initially by InUrban Strategies, LLC and Hire360, with additional technical assistance providers for PPP and 7(a) to be named later. The $25 million fund will allow eligible applicants to access Paycheck Protection Program loans and SBA 7(a) eligible loans issued by CRF.”

Where to apply for Obama Center construction job training: Programs target South and West Side residents

Chicago Sun-Times

March 11, 2021
“The foundation has pledged $850,000 to partner organizations dealing with workforce development — Chicago Women in Trades, HIRE360, Revolution Workshop and St. Paul’s Community Development Ministries — to cover costs for getting people into the training pipeline”

Obama Foundation Launches Workforce Initiative to Build the Obama Presidential Center

Chicago Defender

March 11, 2021
“The announcement of the OPC Construction Workforce Initiative kicks off what will be a months-long effort to host virtual job training across the South and West sides in partnership with Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters, Chicago Women in Trades (CWIT), HIRE360, IBEW-NECA Technical Institute, Revolution Workshop, and St. Paul’s Community Development Ministries. This effort targets those who have previously been left out of the industry – including young people, returning citizens, and women. The goal is to recruit new tradespeople, address their barriers to entry, work with labor unions to assign them to apprenticeships, and place them on projects across the city.”

Mayor Lightfoot Offers Support to Small, Minority- and Women-Owned Contractors

Chicago Defender

March 11, 2021
“Technical assistance to help businesses navigate the PPP application and loan forgiveness process will be provided initially by InUrban Strategies, LLC and Hire360, with additional technical assistance providers for PPP and 7(a) to be named later. The $25 million fund will allow eligible applicants to access Paycheck Protection Program loans and SBA 7(a) eligible loans issued by CRF. The application process is open now.”

Obama Center Will Be Built By Some Who’ve Long Been Locked Out Of Construction Jobs

WBEZ

March 11, 2021
“Chynna Hampton, director of workforce development at HIRE360, said the OPC will be a catalyst for diversity on future projects such as the recently announced Michael Reese project, the site of a former hospital in Bronzeville. ‘I think the construction industry already is pushing toward that diversity initiative, but this sticks the pin in it to make sure we’re pushing it forward and say it doesn’t stop here,’ Hampton said.”

Here’s how the Obama Presidential Center aims to meet its diversity goals

Crain’s Chicago Business

March 10, 2021
“The Obama Presidential Center is partnering with workforce organizations including the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters, Chicago Women in Trades, HIRE360, IBEW-NECA Technical Institute, Revolution Workshop, and St. Paul’s Community Development Ministries. Interested applicants can apply here.”

Not every job requires a four-year degree

Crain’s Chicago Business

February 12, 2021
“A new nonprofit, Hire360, helps African Americans, Latinos and women navigate admission, which can be tricky because programs aren’t scheduled on a regular basis like a college semester. Sessions are opened when there is demand from contractor employers. Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalency, a driver’s license and access to transportation, and must also pass an aptitude test that demonstrates math skills and spatial reasoning.”

Ep #62: Strengthening Trades Through Diversity Development with Jay Rowell of HIRE360

Germaine Law Firm

January 12, 2021
“Jay Rowell of HIRE360 joins the show today to discuss all things recruitment, training, job placement, diversity, and more.”

Real estate pros aim to diversify the ranks of developers

Chicago Sun-Times

January 4, 2021
“‘I want to show people that you can do this work in your neighborhood and make a living,’ developer Leon Walker said.”

Developers have a unique opportunity to contribute to equity

Crain’s Chicago Business

December 18, 2020
“It’s time to reimagine inclusion outside of workforce and small business support, starting with the supply chain, says a Related Midwest exec.”

COVID-19 has devastated Chicago real estate, but it’s amplified calls for equity. Will 2021 be a year of progress on the South and West sides?

Chicago Tribune

December 17, 2020
“Next year is setting up as quite the balancing act for commercial real estate and development in Chicago.”

Builders, labor unions open doors for small contractors

Chicago Sun-Times

November 30, 2020
“Hire360 provides entrepreneurs, particularly minorities and women, the tools to manage a feast-or-famine business.”

Local Programs Boost Diversity in the Trades

Crain’s Chicago Business

October 9, 2020
“The demand for tradespeople is expected to grow, and minorities and women represent an untapped pool of labor. “Chicago is at a crossroads,” says Jay Rowell, executive director at HIRE360.”

HIRE360, CTA modernization project connect new and out-of-work tradespeople with jobs

ABC 7 Chicago

June 11, 2020
“HIRE360 helps connect unemployed tradespeople from all over the city with work.”

Even apprenticeships are hard to come by for women and minorities

Crain’s Chicago Business

February 27, 2020
“A few big firms in Chicago are taking steps to diversify their workforces through apprentice programs that break down color and gender barriers to midlevel jobs. But federal data shows those are still the exception.”

First of its kind industry and labor partnership announces Hire360

Chicago Crusader

December 27, 2019
“Unique program will advance opportunities for community members and local businesses in manufacturing, construction, hospitality and the professional services industries.”

Chicago Contractors, Developers, Unions Launch HIRE360 Effort to Bring Minorities, Women into Construction

ENR Midwest

December 11, 2019
“Group has $1.7-million Budget for 2020, will offer everything from counseling to boots for applicants.”

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