Linking Local Employers to Quality Talent!

When Chicago's employers succeed, we all do.

The 741 Collaborative is a unique partnership of local community agencies joining forces to put employers in touch with local, qualified job candidates who are prepared and ready for careers in a diverse range of industries. Our collective workforce and economic development model gives you open access to job placement and career resources not typically shared between organizations. Who’s our next great success story? You.

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About 741 Collaborative

Opportunity abounds

We help you reach your potential

Since 2010, 741 has placed people into new, permanent jobs or careers at a rate 13% higher than that of the Chicago average.

We are constantly growing

Average annualized wages experienced a steady increase from year to year. The 2016 wages outcomes were up 26% from the previous year, and 13% from the year before that.

We get the job done

In 2016, the permanent job placement rate was 58%.

About Us

Centers for New Horizons

Founded in 1971, Centers for New Horizons, Inc. is a NAEYC-accredited nonprofit organization that enables families to become self-reliant. With nearly 200 full-time staff, the Centers provide programs in 7 locations throughout Chicago's south-side Bronzeville and Riverdale communities that reach over 1,000 individuals daily with workforce development, children and youth services, adult and family services and community building programs.

Chicago Urban League

Incorporated in 1917, the Chicago Urban League provides African Americans, minorities and the disadvantaged with the tools, programs and experiences to help them reach their full economic potential. Through ProjectNext and the League's Human Capital Development Department, employment and income levels are improved through industry-specific training programs and 2 full-service employment and training centers.

Cara Chicago

Founded in 1991, Cara Chicago has evolved into a best-in-class job training and placement provider for adults affected by poverty and homelessness. Cumulatively, Cara has placed over 2,500 people into quality, permanent employment with a 1-year retention rate that averages 72%. Cara Chicago leverages its comprehensive range of training, support and job placement services for individuals seeking not only a job, but a better way of life.

The Community Builders, Inc.

Established in 1964, The Community Builders (TCB) mission is to build and sustain strong Chicago communities where people can realize their full potential. TCB Chicago plans, develops, finances and operates high-quality affordable housing while also supporting neighborhood revitalization and offering financial coaching and career development through its site-based, specialized Ways & Means programs.

The Renaissance Collaborative, Inc.

The Renaissance Collaborative, Inc. (TRC) promotes self-sufficiency through an innovative and comprehensive network of supportive housing, employment, and educational services. TRC was incorporated in 1992 by four ecumenical historic churches located in the Bronzeville Community of Chicago: Quinn Chapel AME, St.Thomas Episcopal, St.Elizabeth Roman Catholic, and Apostolic Faith. These churches first came together to save a historic landmark, the Wabash YMCA.
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A Talent for Recruitment

Every member of the 741 collaborative has a longstanding reputation within the business community regarding the services we provide to employers and job candidates. For all of your hiring needs, our collaborative is here to assist you. We consistently have access to a pool of highly motivated employees.

The 741 Collaborative provides several levels of candidate screening and job readiness preparation. Each candidate is carefully screened to identify the match with your job requirements. Once placed, 741 Collaborative partners provide post placement support for up to two years. Most importantly, our services are offered to you at NO charge!

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4659 S. Cottage Grove, Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60653

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