Mostly Cloudy
72FMostly CloudyFull Forecast

Chicago aims to hire more public school graduates

CHICAGO – The city of Chicago says it will give hiring preference for some positions to those who have graduated from public high schools in the city.

The initiative is aimed at encouraging students to stay in school and graduate.

In hiring for select positions, the city's Department of Human Resources will ensure at least 20 percent of candidates referred are Chicago Public Schools graduates.

The hiring preference would apply to positions like that of general laborer in the Department of Streets and Sanitation. That position involves training for tasks like tree trimming, graffiti removal, sanitation removal and hand labor work.

Comments

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Northwest Herald.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments

Reader Poll

How many days will you attend the McHenry County Fair?
Five
Four
Three
One or two
None