Poynter- McHenry County Workforce Network Board- Hope everyone is well!
good morning! Javier Garibay here from Central States SER & SERCO
Good Morning! Ramone Giles from Phalanx Family Services
Moisés Bernal Puente
good morning! I am very pleased to be here.
Ray Quintanilla, CFL Workforce & Community Initiative
Good morning, Loreen O’Brien, McHenry County Workforce Network
Moisés Bernal Puente
Moisés Bernal Puente from Central States SER is present.
Good morning, Kate from Chicago Public LIbrary
Good Morning, Michael Thompson, Skills for Chicagoland’s Future
Good Morning, Anderson Lee, CompTIA/Creating IT Futures
Good morning, Juan Fuentes from Hana Center. Workforce program.
Good Morning. Rebecca Marshall from Madison County Employment & Training, LWIA 22
Good Morning Deidra Winston from Employment & Employer Services
Hi everyone, John Hess here from Hess Advantage
Hello. Christa Clumpner from Monarch Thrift Shop in Avondale
Vera Lee Robinson
Good Morning from St. Leonard's Ministries - Michael Barlow Center.
Good Morning Shannon Callahan with Evanston YWCA
Hi there -
Good morning! Britt Bartholomew, Financial Coach from JARC here!
GM. Alejandra Garland with Youth Guidance
Good Morning, Kristin Drake YWCA Evanston/North Shore
Dani Petrie from Origami Works Foundation
Good Morning, This is Taunya Kennedy from OAI.
Hello. Amanda Allen from OAI here
Good Morning, Fatima Mendez from CAIC
Good Morning, Maribel Martinez with the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
Good Morning! Ema Program Coordinator at JARC
Vickie Battle with IFF present. Good morning everyone!!
Good Morning Everyone
Good morning, this is Leah Brunk working in employer relations at Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago
Good Morning Everyone,
Twana from Epilepsy Foundation Greater Chicago
Good morning. Leah Eggers with Youth Guidance
Happy Tuesday everyone Nancy Kramer ICNC
hello - Tony Mendiola from Human Citizen Workplace
Good morning! Lupe Preston here
Good morning, Career Specialist from Youth Guidance in Chicago
Good morning, Wendy Pollack from the Shriver Center.
good morning Doug from Greater West Town here... thank you for hosting this!
Good Morning from Torelen Winbush- All Chicago.
Good morning! Kit White from the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
Good morning, Alex piper, Social work intern at Cabrini Green Legal AId
Good morning, Mignonne Barnes, KRA Corporation/Westside American Job Center
Sasha Neri, Chicago Public Library, tech/maker lab/adult support
Good morning from DeMico Davis, Workforce Development Manager, Inspiration Corporation.
Jennifer Miller Rehfeldt
Good morning! Jennifer Miller Rehfeldt from Inspiration Corporation!
Good Morning Everyone! Angelica Rodriguez, Business Services Consultant with the Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services.
Good morning, Molly Moriarity with Revolution Workshop
Good morning! E.B. Odderstol from Jane Addams Resource Corporation
Good morning! My name is Missy Frazin and I am an Assistant Director at UIC's Career Services office. Hope everyone is doing well.
Good Morning. Esmeralda Zepeda from St. Joseph Services in Humboldt Park and Austin.
Good Morning, Ruby Delgado Career Coach with Employment & Employers Services
I'm Ursula Employment Training and Community Engagement Associate with Growing Home
Devin Saiki, Northwestern MBA student. Good morning!
Good Morning from Local Workforce Area #26 in Carmi Illinois
Good Morning! Barbara Travis UIC-Center for Literacy.
Happy Tuesday All! Priscilla-ICNC/the Hatchery
Keona Owens, Touch Gift Foundation, Good morning!
Selynette Mojica, Curriculum and Staff Professional Development Specialist at The Centers for Families and Children/ El Barrio Workforce Development Center, Cleveland Ohio
Victoria Kral Prairie State College Health Care program Coordinator
Good morning! Jeremy Miller from America Works.
Regan Brewer Johnson, JARC
Good morning! Eileen Hallstrom from Youth Job Center.
Good morning! Amy Blair with Aspen Institute.
i keep hearing a ringing over and over. is that from the chat box?
Good morning! Suzanne Evans from Chicago Area Project
how do i mute it?
#StayLIT Community Youth Services
The ping sound is from people joining the call - should die down in a moment!
Good morning all!
great thank you!
Larry Hemingway, Sr., Springfield Urban League, Inc.
good morning, its olivia surprenant from mchenry county workforce
Good morning! Ted from Amplify Chicago
Good Morning! Samad- Heartland Human Care Services (Employment Team)
Good morning everybody from Brian Reilly at Housing Forward
Good morning! This is Nissa from JARC.
Good morning! Mark Franklin, Springfield Urban League
Good morning, James Conyers OLDS
Good morning Eileen Vesey CFL Workforce & Community Initiative
Going forward, will this platform be available for those unable to attend the monthly meetings?
Hello! Alysia Tate, Cabrini Green Legal Aid
Moisés Bernal Puente
Brian is there and he is unmuted, but we couldn't hear him.
At OAI we have moved to online training which includes zoom, digital modules and assessments, group me chats and a variety of training apps like flipgrid.
National Able Network has moved our WIOA Orientations as well as Job Training Workshops online.
hey folks, I’m back
How are job coaches working with clients who may not have access to the internet or computers? Most of my clients just have the ability to talk on the phone
At YWCA Evanston/ North Shore, we've moved our culinary program to online training. We're utilizing Zoom to do live sessions and webinars and Google Classroom for classwork/ further topic discussion
Chicago Area Project has moved our Job training program online and also communicate with our customers via phone and by email
If folks have links to resources about internet access and Lifeline phones, feel free to also share them in the chat and we will compile them to send out!
Awesome, thanks Kelsey.
Emily’s dogs love video calls!
How are organizations providing training materials to students …. textbooks specifically.
JARC will be conducting virtual weekly application sessions starting April 15. I was wondering if there are training providers on the call who are starting new participants during this time. Have you found an effective way to do a basic skills assessment virtually to determine if applicants have the necessary basic skills to participate in your industry training?
I wish we would see changes in the salary for medical assistants at McCormick!
Prairie State College Continuing Education and Workforce Development has moved all of there Vocational healthcare course to e-learning we are also running real estate online.
As a thrift store who hires and supports formerly incarcerated individuals we’ve lost 95% of our revenue. We are currently in the midst of deciding whether to reduce hours and wait for loan/grant funding or lay off our staff temporarily until things change. We have been ramping up our online sales but those do not meet the need.
Can you share the link to the openings at McCormick
(We’ll share more about those loan programs in the policy section.)
The assessment question is a big one.
Please see above link for COVID-19 Field Hospital Roles
One complexity is that while people may be eager to work it may not be safe or appropriate at this time. Many of the places hiring require individuals to be in public spaces (within the workplace or while traveling to work) and workplaces may not have the proper safety precautions in place. The individuals themselves may be vulnerable or living with someone who is vulnerable.
Leah agreed, definitely a challenge in how to counsel
That is a great idea (facebook live group)
This causes a tension to meet the needs of businesses or "placements" required by funders but this is new territory and we need to be working in the best interest of individuals in the long term by connecting them to resources and ensuring safety
Google Voice is helpful for reaching out to customers/job seekers while working remotely.
Illinois Digital Learning Lab
Correction from CCLC - Illinois Digital Learning Lab
That was the link on JARC’s website if you have participants who are interested in participating in a virtual application session and learn more about JARC’s training programs in welding, CNC, press brake, as well as the Manufacturing Bridge Program
https://www.stopcovid.co/ This is a free mobile Covid19 safety training app for front-line workers--I just saw it yesterday in a Good Jobs Institute resource. Curious if anybody has tried it out? Here's the GJI resource link: https://goodjobsinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Good-Jobs-Lens-on-COVID-19-Responses-3.17.2020.pdf
OAI uses talentlms
This good jobs institute resource looks GREAT. Thank you for sharing it.
Our tech training program is set to begin as scheduled on April 13, and we still have openings. Please feel welcome to forward this link with anyone in search of training as well as my e-mail address: email@example.com://www.creatingitfutures.org/it-ready/chicago-il
Marion, could you put that link in the chat?
Gotta jump on another call, but thanks to CJC for putting this together! Nice to hear about what other organizations are doing.
Need to leave the call as I need to hop on another Zoom meeting in three minutes. Great conversation & thank you for the recommended resources!
Our organization could compile a bunch of resources on a helpsite (helpsite.com) if it would be helpful … but I don’t want to re-invent the wheel … Open to suggestions for what would be helpful.
CJC also has a page where we’ve been putting things, and we’ll be sure to add the resources that have been shared during this call
It mostly has policy information right now but we can add all these program resources and digital resources as well.
Just wanted ask which organization Emily Peters is with.
Jane Addams Resource Corp
I'm getting very warped audio :/
me too.....much better
Eric Halvorson he/him/his
See you all at 10:07
What is the website to canvas?
Moisés Bernal Puente
breaking up again
Moisés Bernal Puente
not you Mari
I can hear you
I can hear you, mari
Canvas website: https://www.instructure.com/canvas/
Schoology and Moodle are other Learning Management Systems with free versions as well.
Been told that you can apply for UI on your phone can anyone confirm this problem
You Can’t Use Your Smartphone to File Online. The state's online form to file is not "mobile-enabled".
Burning Glass put together an early job analysis of job loss and industries with the greatest loss of jobs. https://www.burning-glass.com/research-project/covid-19/
Please drop your questions in the chat --we'll answer questions for UI (Unemployment Insurance) in this section.
How does this affect exhaustees? How will they be figured in or will they? for the extra 13 weeks
If clients were previously denied unemployment, how can we “reset” the application to get the COVID funding?
Does the PUA also extend to people who worked for employers who weren’t “covered” and don’t pay into unemployment? Will those employers have to reimburse after this is over?
Christa, PUA is federally funded which means that employers don’t have to reimburse.
Skills has an opportunity with JPMC that is trying to alleviate health concerns.
If someone is in a job training program and placed at a worksite through that program, do they qualify for UI if they aren't currently scheduled to work due to their worksite closure? Their wages are typically paid by a community services block grant, not the employer
Youth Job Center has a Job Board specially focused on jobs for young people: https://youthjobcenter.org/jobboard
re: exhaustees I saw this on a national list serv—while it’s specific to NY state in terms of how to apply, the process map is useful https://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/cares-act-need-to-know-flowchart.pdf
we have had to sit on the phone with the person and help fill out the UI application on our computers. Not ideal, but got the job done.
we definitely should confirm on exhaustees, but, it does look like they should reapply and be eligible for the 13 weeks.
Also: all of these questions and lack of answers or not completely clear answers is true in all other states…unfortunately.
what is a mixed status family
Mari--incredible summary. I'm not a UI expert either, but NELP folks are. https://www.nelp.org/resources-to-support-workers-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/ And here's a link to a Q&A Aspen and NELP did together last Friday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuW6hH9Tlvw
Turbo tax has started a registry for individuals that may fall thru the cracks such as college students that have worked but did not earn enough
Also used for those that did not file 2018 taxes, people who don't need to file...low earners/social security recipients
Mari, how will participating in temporary work funded through WIOA impact an unemployment claim? For example, with temporary paid work experiences, what happens when a temporary placement ends? Would UI earnings for the participant go down if they earned less during the temporary placement than their prior full-time work?
thanks Amy. Yes, NELP is the best, most up to date resource. They are going to rely on local folks to understand the challenges in individual states, so keep the questions coming!
Thanks Carrie . . . important to note. And also NELP still has so many unanswered questions b/c guidance isn't out.
I got an error message when trying the Turbotax.com/covid-19 site
I will try to verify the link
Mari and all, I think that’s still an outstanding question.
is there any information about how people working in the gig economy(lyft/uber) will be able to access UI due to COVID?
Gig workers are covered under the disaster provision implemented by PUA
The same with farm owners and farm workers
Samad, the PUA program that Mari mentioned is the one that will take a while for the state to be able to take applications for. I heard that the first state to implement applications did so yesterday. We’ll keep our COVID page up to date on when applications for that new PUA program opens.
at the bottom of the page is the tab for the registry
Thanks everyone for sharing resources and supporting each other with answers! We'll also follow up with any additional information following the meeting.
Do we have any idea what jobs will actually exist moving forward? Particularly for formerly incarcerated individuals?
Here's the link to the Workers' Rights Curriculum: https://cjc.net/frontline-focus/tools-frontline-staff/
is there any additional information on how the CARES Act (related to UI) will be implemented?
Thank you so much. I assume this will affect training dramatically. This is Alysia from Cabrini Green Legal Aid.
surprising, not really, but whole foods is now hiring my participants who have criminal backgrounds and who they did not consider before!, they have hired 4 of my participants this week..
Is it wage theft if an employer reduces a workers work hours so they don't qualify for UI?
Yes—can people share which employers have been responsive and hiring? Very different to post a job online vs actually being responsive and hiring. Thanks for the Whole Foods information.
Samad, Amy Blair shared the NELP resources in the chat above. They have the most up to date info on UI.
Eric Halvorson he/him/his
Great point RWSmith--part of the uncertainty is also political windows to create and fight for new possibilities. Similar openings might happen in healthcare where the demand is so high, but the question is, what happens after the crisis. And we have to work to shape the answer.
Trader Joes is hiring formerly incarcerated as well.
tkennedy, great question. We’ll have to do some research on that. Hopefully the timing of how “monetary eligibility” works will mean that reduction in hours right now won’t affect eligibility.
so inidividuals that had their SNAP decreased will have their benefits re-instated? is there an addiditonal SNAP benefit added to current allotments like IDES +600
National resources (again from NELP) on worker safety: https://www.nelp.org/publication/worker-safety-health-during-covid-19-pandemic-rights-resources/
THANKS Eric.... I'm looking at this as an open door for the future! I will use this for leverage!
are students able to get new federal loans?
People that have had their SNAP benefits decreased should reapply. As Mari stated households not receiving the full benefit for their household size may be eligible to receive and increase in the benefit amount if/when IL's waiver is approved by the Feds.
Thank you very much!
Yes they are.
Student loans are still being issued
TABE test only suspended for adult and dislocated workers, not youth
How will participating in temporary work funded through Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act programs impact an unemployment claim? For example, with temporary paid work experiences, what happens when a temporary placement ends? Would UI earnings for the participant go down if they earned less during the temporary placement than their prior full-time work?
If you want to track what the City and All Chicago are doing related to housing and homelessness, All Chicago has a webpage and weekly updates: https://allchicago.org/coronavirus
Can you share the IL WOrknet link that states WIOA support services funds can be used for laptops?
Thank you Mari. Great job
KitWhite: Yes, that is still an outstanding question and we’ll try to get answers to that.
Nice job CJC!!
Thank you Mari! Your info session was amazing!
This was so helpful!! Thank you CJC!
Terrific webinar Thank you so much CJC!!
Thank you Carrie!
This was great! Engaging and very helpful. Thanks!
Great job. Thanks.
Thanks Kit- we'll compile a list of questions that we didn't get a chance to answer and follow up.
Thank you kindly, will this platform be available going forward for the 360 meetings for those unable to attend the meeting
Great job! This was amazing! So intentional and thoughtful.
Thank you everyone. This was so helpful!!
Thank you, CJC, for this webinar!!
Very Useful webinar!!
This was great. Lots of info, engagement, etc. Thank you. Ivette
@keona that’s a good question! we haven’t discussed that yet but we will.
Thank you so much.
Thank you, CJC! This was great!
Thank you, CJC for hosting-look forward to eventually seeing everyone soon!
Thanks everyone at CJC!
Great information. Thanks!
Great meeting! Thanks
Thank you! This was great!
Thank you! Informative
thank you very much CJC
thanks be safe well and prayed up
stay well, everyone! hope to see you soon in person!
do you know of a nonprofit downsizing?
Thank you. This was great information.
Can we get a copy of this
Thank you all for all the helpful information!
Thank you for your hard work on this
Thanks for all the information and resource sharing.
Fantastically well presented meeting and information!
Great meeting! Thank you and I look forward to the next one!
I like the idea of a job development working group, if CJC wants to organize, I would love to help
We will share the recording of the meeting with everyone. Let us know if you didn't receive a copy of the slides that were sent out this morning.
Thanks for the idea, Brian!
Will we be able to access the chat after everyone has left the meeting? I’m taking notes to take back to my organization and want to review comments from the chat.
Thank you all so much for the information.
Yes, the chat will be available.
Will the chat be available as a word document or will we have to return to this recording for the chat?