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Solving the Puzzle: Expanding Opportunities. Financial stability is a complex puzzle. For a low-wage working woman to achieve financial stability for herself and her family, all the pieces have to be in place—jobs with living wages, opportunities for advancement, access to affordable education, and more. Learn how Women Employed is putting the pieces together for working women.
This research report examines the changing demographics of Chicago's growing low-wage workforce and provides solutions to address the economic crisis low-wage work inflicts on families and communities.
The State of Illinois has instituted a goal to ensure that 60 percent of Illinois adults have a college credential by 2025. This fact sheet shows how important adult learners are to helping Illinois reach that goal.
This guide provides useful tips for speaking with your legislator, as well as a worksheet to help you craft your message.
An overview of federal laws protecting your rights when you're on the job, interviewing, or leaving a job, plus information on where you can go for help.
An overview of Illinois laws protecting your rights when you're on the job, interviewing, or leaving a job, plus information on where you can go for help in Illinois.
An overview of the provisions of this federal law permitting unpaid leave from work to care for family members and information to help you determine if you are eligible.
This fact sheet outlines some of the facts facing working women.
A step-by-step guide on what to expect when filing.
A step-by-step guide on what to expect when filing at the Chicago District Office.
This brochure provides information on the child care support that the State of Illinois offers for low-income parents while they are working or attending education and training programs.
This infographic illustrates some of the shocking realities facing low-wage workers in order to help build awareness and create change.
This fact sheet provides information on the Healthy Workplace Act, a bill that would allow Illinois workers to earn up to seven paid sick days per year.
This policy brief provides recommendations on immediate steps colleges can implement to improve their schools and increase retention and completion rates for single mothers who are students.