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File #: 23-0876    Version: 1 Name: Growing the Talent Solution Ecosystem
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 1/8/2023 In control: Workforce, Housing & Community Development Committee
On agenda: 1/26/2023 Final action: 3/16/2023
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION PROPOSED RESOLUTION TO GROW THE TALENT SOLUTION ECOSYSTEM WHEREAS, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development seeks to advance talent driven economic development; and WHEREAS, the Cook County Policy Roadmap, includes a key objective under Vital Communities to "Grow economic clusters by launching and supporting industry-led partnerships"; and WHEREAS, the Policy Roadmap recommends meeting the above objective through the use of strategies to "Identify, prioritize and support new and emerging sectors that lead to living wage jobs" and to "Create a center for industry partnerships to lead, coordinate and support key economic sectors' competitiveness, productivity, resiliency and adaptation to rapidly changing technology"; and WHEREAS, the Cook County Equity Task Force Report includes a recommendation under Vital Communities to "Align Cook County's workforce investment intentionally and strategically to support high quality jobs that promote residents' economic mo...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), ALMA E. ANAYA, DONNA MILLER, ANTHONY J. QUEZADA
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

PROPOSED RESOLUTION TO GROW THE TALENT SOLUTION ECOSYSTEM

WHEREAS, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development seeks to advance talent driven economic development; and

WHEREAS, the Cook County Policy Roadmap, includes a key objective under Vital Communities to "Grow economic clusters by launching and supporting industry-led partnerships"; and

WHEREAS, the Policy Roadmap recommends meeting the above objective through the use of strategies to "Identify, prioritize and support new and emerging sectors that lead to living wage jobs" and to "Create a center for industry partnerships to lead, coordinate and support key economic sectors' competitiveness, productivity, resiliency and adaptation to rapidly changing technology"; and

WHEREAS, the Cook County Equity Task Force Report includes a recommendation under Vital Communities to "Align Cook County's workforce investment intentionally and strategically to support high quality jobs that promote residents' economic mobility and equity"; and

WHEREAS, to advance the above objectives and strategy from the Policy Roadmap as well as those related to workforce investments outlined by the Equity Task Force, the Bureau of Economic Development has partnered and collaborated with the Chicagoland Workforce Funders Alliance (CWFA), an initiative of the Chicago Community Trust, since 2020 to establish the Network for Employer Driven Talent Solutions and the Talent Solution Connector; and

WHEREAS, Cook County has a commitment to talent driven economic development which includes supporting industry-led partnerships to meet the talent needs of employers and to ensure that residents have opportunities for good jobs; and

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the pre-existing challenges both employers and workers encounter, leaving businesses in desperate need of workers and many workers without meaningful and family-sustaining employment; and

WHEREAS, both employers and workers find the existi...

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