The Employment and Resource Center at HACC helps adults prepare for and find jobs. HACC also has specific opportunities for people re-entering from prison with multiple needs including employment.

There is also a walk in computer lab, fax and copy machine, and public phone for general use!

Explore our employment programs:

The Fresh Start Training Program is open to everyone in the community. If you were recently released from prison the mentorship in this workshop helps build confidence and grow the skills you already have.

The four-week workshop focuses on:

  • Designing and writing a resume
  • Networking with employers and marketing yourself
  • Searching for jobs that match your skills
  • Practicing interviewing

You can apply for the training program here: https://forms.gle/zGCsKbzETPn6MKxWA

Re-Entry: The act of rejoining as a participant or member.

The Re-Entry Program is designed for people who have been incarcerated.

People with a criminal record face many obstacles– job discrimination along with a lack of clothes and necessary documents like birth certificates and licenses, to name just a few.

Re-entry Program case managers collaborate with participants to help them meet these immediate needs and focus on achieving longer term goals!

*HACC is one of only eight sites in Chicago with this special program!

We also help participants find the following through other organizations and services:

  • Healthcare
  • Housing
  • Drug treatment
  • Legal services
  • Expungement

And more! Please ask!

HACC staff also visit prisons throughout Chicagoland to talk about the services offered to people coming out of prison. People currently incarcerated can also contact HACC before their release from prison to let us know what they need ahead of time.

The CTA Second Chance Program is a special job training opportunity from the Chicago Transportation Authority (CTA).

The program runs for nine months and provides on-the-job experience with the CTA and a good way to jump start a long-term and meaningful career. The program is paid!

Contact the Employment and Resource Center:

Phone: 773.262.3515

During the COVID-19 crisis, all in-person services at the Employment Resource Center are closed. Call the center’s number to learn more about our remote services.