Investment in Hire360 Job Training Center

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Governor JB Pritzker joined representatives from the Chicago Federation of Labor, Hire360, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08), and other state and local leaders to announce a $3 million investment in HIRE360’s new training and development center in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood. The HIRE360 Training & Business Development Center, a 40,000-square-foot space supported by $2 million in state funding and $1 million of federal funds, will include conference and meeting spaces, networking and education, working space for 37 trades, a playroom and parents center for working professionals, two commercial training kitchens, retail space for diverse suppliers, event space and more. Paired with philanthropic donations, this funding puts the center on track to open for the community later this year.  The Center focuses on training and developing employees in the construction, manufacturing, and hospitality sectors, a critical step in accelerating recovery for industries deeply damaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. It will provide employment and advancement opportunities, recruiting, training, placement support, mentoring, technical assistance, assistance in securing capital, youth programs, and socially responsible supply chain training, among other programs. For more information on apprenticeship programs and HIRE360’s mission, please visit

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