ORBA Commits to Hiring Unemployed and Underemployed Job Seekers

Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams Ltd. (ORBA) of Chicago announced that the firm has committed to participate in the 2016 Skills for Chicagoland’s Future (Skills) pledge to place qualified, unemployed and underemployed candidates into available positions. Forty Chicagoland employers have agreed to hire more than 1,000 job seekers through the Skills 2016 initiative.

ORBA’s participation will help put unemployed and underemployed Chicagoans back to work, provide training and new opportunities, increase employee diversity and strengthen the local communities.

“On behalf of our firm, I want to commend Skills for Chicagoland’s Future on their innovative program for putting people back to work,” says Mark Thomson, managing director of ORBA. “We look forward to providing a new beginning and chances for growth to those we hire.”

Skills for Chicagoland’s Future is a nonprofit, public-private partnership committed to returning unemployed and underemployed job seekers to work by creating demand-driven solutions for employers and connecting them with qualified job seekers. The organization is funded by the city of Chicago, the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership and a wide range of foundations and corporations.