Building Chicagoland’s Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

The 1000 Jobs Campaign was a demand-driven workforce development program that placed 1,000 qualified job seekers on career pathways in manufacturing, and linked residents to training programs resulting in full-time employment in the Chicagoland area.

1000 Jobs was a pilot project launched by World Business Chicago that was actively placing job seekers from January 2015 through March 2017. Throughout the pilot, 1000+ Chicagoland area job seekers were placed on a career pathway in manufacturing.

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manufacturing jobs added in the United States since 2010
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open manufacturing jobs in Chicagoland
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higher wages in manufacturing, on average than other industries