The Advocate Workforce Initiative is an intentional series of partnerships, aimed at enhancing the alignment between addressing available healthcare jobs and the skills of current job seekers in the greater Chicagoland area.
There are no educational or income restrictions, but services will be targeted toward unemployed or underemployed, low-to-moderate income residents of Chicago and surrounding suburbs. The programming will identify entry-level and middle-skill health care occupations that are in high demand and the select partners that will both develop and improve their skill-based training programs that seek to address some of the health care industry’s current workforce needs.
About JPMorgan Chase & Co
JPMorgan Chase has nearly 14,000 employees in the Chicago region, making it one of the top employers in the metropolitan area. Chase has 337 branches and serves 3.4 million consumers and 243,500 small businesses in the region. The company provides more than $10 million annually in charitable contributions to area nonprofits focused on workforce readiness initiatives, financial capability building and small business growth.
The JPMorgan Chase workforce investment is part of the bank’s $250 million, five-year global workforce readiness initiative, New Skills at Work, the largest ever private-sector effort aimed at addressing the skills gap. In 2013, Chase kicked off the global program with a $15 million commitment to workforce readiness and demand-driven training in the Chicago region.
About Advocate Health Care
Advocate Health Care is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. A national leader in population health management, Advocate is one of the largest Accountable Care Organizations in the country. Advocate operates nearly 400 sites of care and 12 hospitals, including two of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, five Level I trauma centers (the state’s highest designation in trauma care), three Level II trauma centers, one of the area’s largest home health and hospice companies and one of the region’s largest medical groups. Advocate Health Care trains more primary care physicians and residents at its four teaching hospitals than any other health system in the state. As a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate contributed $692 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2016.