Labor trends following the Great Resignation and the need for workforce programs

Categories: General, Policy & Advocacy

Three years into the pandemic, COVID-19 continues to disrupt the labor market. America is no longer struggling with high unemployment rates—instead, we are facing a labor shortage. For much of the pandemic, childcare challenges, low wages, early retirement, self-reflection and worries about the virus kept people from returning to the office. 33 million Americans have …

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We, the Village Coalition

Categories: General, Policy & Advocacy

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago joins We, the Village Coalition (formerly the Illinois Early Childhood Funding Coalition) for a power hour advocacy day on March 2nd from noon-1:00pm CT! We will celebrate wins, share stories, and take collective action to support early childhood policy and budget priorities this legislative session.  Expect guest speakers, fun, and a familiar …

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Governor Pritzker’s Fiscal Year 2023 Proposed Budget Puts Families First

Categories: General, Policy & Advocacy

As we enter year three of the COVID-19 pandemic and inflation rises, families face challenges navigating childcare, employment, and healthcare. These uncertainties and difficulties make it an especially important time to pay attention to the state’s budget and its impact on Illinoisans. On Wednesday, February 2, 2022, Governor J.B. Pritzker delivered his fourth proposed budget …

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