Earn-as-you-learn job training to launch on West Side – Chicago Sun-Times

by | Oct 27, 2022 | Jobs

A new training and job-placement program is launching in East Garfield Park, with the goal of connecting West and South side residents to jobs in the medical supply chain.It’s the debut effort from Jump Hire, a workforce development organization. The goal is to connect participants to jobs stocking medical supply warehouses, hospitals or tracking inventories for the Rush Health.With the training comes a minimum $150 weekly stipend. Upon completion, participants are guaranteed an interview for a job that offers benefits and opportunities for advancement.“We’re looking for folks from the South and West sides who are looking for career positions but didn’t necessarily go to college,” said Shelby Parchman, executive director of Jump Hire.The training lasts four months, requiring a few hours of work per day, two to three days per week. It consists of two segments: training in soft skills, followed by hands-on training at Rush University Medical Center or at the hospital’s warehouse on the West Side.The soft skills training includes customer service skills and how to use computer programs, such as Zoom.The hard skills training will consist of shadowing actual supply chain workers and training in inventory software programs.Around 25 people are expected to participate and applications are still being accepted on the Jump Hire …

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