Cara Chicago is one of 48 community organizations awarded a portion of U.S. Bank’s $5M investment.
In 2013, we could feel the weight of the job market shifting beneath us – a shift causing rippling effects of furloughs and lay-offs not unlike the ones we feel and see in 2020. Employers felt the weight of the still-lingering recession – forcing them to be nimble with their resources – while many talented people sat on the sidelines of the mainstream Chicago workforce. That is how Cara Connects, our mission-driven staffing firm, was born.
One of the greatest joys in life is making a best friend; especially when you become friends as close as Cara alumni LaTanya and Deirdre. The two are inseparable and both attribute their success – in recovery, while at Cara, and now in their career – to having each other to lean on. We hope their story will inspire you to call your best friend today.