City of Chicago Office of Workforce Development

The Mayor's Office of Workforce Development (MOWD) helps Chicago businesses find qualified workers and assists Chicago residents to train for, get, maintain, and advance in their jobs. MOWD works through Mayor Daley’s WorkNet Chicago, its network of over 100 community-based and citywide organizations, to:

• Provide businesses with a job-ready workforce

• Assist adults facing barriers to employment

• Make job transitions easier for people who have lost their jobs