The Network for Employer-led Workforce Solutions (NEWS) strives to link employer partnerships in the Chicagoland area. NEWS does this by promoting the value of employer collaboration on shared workforce challenges and providing tools that facilitate employers connecting with other employers and community resources. Facilitated by Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance and Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, NEWS is a hub for inter-group networking and resource development.
NEWS aims to foster an ecosystem of employer collaboration by linking Sector Partnerships and other employer tables together. All NEWS members believe employer participation in workforce development is a necessary condition of business success at both the individual and sector level, and it is critical to sustainable and equitable economic development. NEWS is grounded in the belief that collaboration between employers can create benefits for employers, workers, and communities.