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Mission Statement

To provide diverse resources to empower job seekers to achieve sustainable employment.
 

Funding

The Community Career Center is a 501c3 charitable organization.  Funding for the Center comes from a variety of sources:

City of Naperville  Lisle Township Naperville Township
DuPage County  Naperville Rotary  Church & Corporate Donations
Naperville Township Naperville Exchange Club  Fox Valley United Way 

CCC Alumni

Grants/Foundations

Naperville Jaycees

 

History

The Community Career Center came into being as the result of a multiphase grass roots effort to address the concerns of the underemployed and unemployed in our community. Beginning in 1992, a Naperville United Way Community Needs Assessment revealed the number one concern of our local citizens was unemployment and underemployment. As a result the Community Career Center opened its doors in September 1996 to assist job seekers in developing the tools and resources needed to conduct a successful job search and return to work.

Unemployment adds daily pressures, stress, depression, and discouragement throwing a family into crisis. The Community Career Center partners with many local service agencies, together providing a safety net for job seekers and their families.

The Community Career Center provides a supportive and professional setting where job seekers can conduct an effective and successful job search. In addition, a professional staff of trained volunteers is available for individual consultation to assist job seekers in setting reasonable goals and implementing strategies that meet their specific needs. Perhaps the most unique feature about the Center is the one-on-one appointments. Which include: resume writing, networking, interviewing skills, job search strategy, career counseling, and basic computer skills. This provides the ability to customize the Center’s resources to the individual job seeker’s needs. Programs and services are available without geographic restrictions.

Community Career Center Statistics: (as of October 2017)

  • CCC assisted 820 job seekers onsite and an additional 159 job seekers offsite
  • 54.15% female job seekers, 45.85% male job seekers. 
  • 30% of CCC's job seekers are over 55. 
  • Only 20% of our job seekers report they currently receive unemployment insurance benefits from their previous employer.
  • 42% of CCC's job seekers live below the Median Family Income (MFI) level.  
  • CCC provided 1,538 one-on-one appointments in the areas of Career Exploration, Job Search Strategy, Mock Interview, LinkedIn, Networking and Resume Review
  • 1,567 visits were made by job seekers who took part in various networking groups offered at the CCC, including Job Club, MAP, Lean In Networking for Women and Men's Networking Group.
  • CCC offered over 150 career workshops covering a wide array of job search and career enhancing topics.
  • CCC volunteers provided 2,752 hours to help our job seekers obtain sustainable employment. These hours accumulate to approximately $206,400 of in-kind services provided.

Unemployment and Underemployment Statistics: 

  • According to the Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S unemployment rate was 4.2% (September 2017) and the llinois unemployment rate was 4.8% (July  2017).  Note: These numbers do not take into account the underemployment rate ~ when a job seeker has found employment, but his/her work hours and/or wages have been reduced (source: www.bls.gov Bureau of Labor Statistic data).
  • The latest reported U.S. underemployment rate was at 13.7% (October 2017- source:www.statista.com) and the latest reported Illinois underemployment rate was at 10.9% (americashealthrankings.org).

 

Awards and Recognition

  • 2014, 2013, 2006 Finalist – Naperville Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award for Not for Profit Organizations.
  • 2005 & 2006 Gold Presidential Service Award for Volunteerism.
  • 2005 Naperville Exchange Club Book of Good Deeds Award.
  • 2005 Business Ledger ABBE Award as a Notable Not-for-Profit Organization.