The Illinois Department of Transportation is hosting free virtual workshops as part of its continuing Building Blocks of Success series for firms interested in strengthening their skills, growing their business, and bidding on state construction projects. New and existing DBEs, as well as firms interested in becoming certified in the DBE program, are invited to participate.

November workshop dates and topics are:

• Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to noon: Accounting Best Practices & Financial Reporting
• Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to noon: Improving your Personal & Business (D&B) Credit Score
• Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to noon: Navigating the IDOT Website (Basic)
• Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to noon: Navigating the IDOT Website (Advanced)
• Nov. 29, 10 a.m. to noon: QuickBooks Part 2 – Performing Day to Day Part 2

Future topics covered include estimating and bidding, insurance, bonding, risk management, steps needed to be certified as a DBE firm and more.

Building Blocks of Success will continue through April 2023. Workshop information, including dates and times, is available through Eventbrite at Advance registration is required.

Questions can be directed to IDOT’s DBE Resource Center at (312) 939.1100.

Category: Jobs-Trainings

Are you interested in increasing your economic stability with high living wages, health benefits, and a pension, or do you know someone who is? Please share this information via all available communications, verbal and electronic.

St. Paul Community Development Ministries is excited to announce and invite you, relatives, friends, and neighbors to attend its 3rd cohort class for 2022 and join others on a career path with the USDOL Registered Apprenticeship Programs.

As the available slots are quickly filling up, there should be no reason to miss this free opportunity for your success, so now is the time to make your appointment immediately. 

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Category: Jobs-Trainings

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, CPS is having a job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register here or scan the QR code below. You can also apply to open positions at


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Category: Jobs-Trainings

This Saturday, Oct. 8, the Chicago Fire Department is hosting a recruitment event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

RSVP here.


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