Publications

2016
Fact Sheet

Provides an overview, in Spanish, of the Illinois law that protects your rights on the job when you are pregnant, including rights to reasonable accommodations, plus information on where you can go for help.

2015
Fact Sheet
This worksheet is a companion to the policy brief, Good for Students, Good for Colleges: Investing in Bridge Programs as a Strategy for Success to allow colleges to calculate their projected return on investment for implementing bridge programs.
2015
Fact Sheet
Community colleges are facing pressure to increase retention and completion rates. Enrollments and funding are declining. This fact sheet shows how bridge programs can be a strategy for success for both colleges and students.
2015
Fact Sheet

What is a bridge program? This fact sheet explains what bridge programs are, and how Women Employed is leading the effort to implement bridge programs in Illinois and nationwide, giving thousands of workers the skills and credentials they need to move from low-paid, low-opportunity jobs into high-demand careers that offer financial stability.

2015
Fact Sheet
Provides an overview of the Illinois law that protects your rights on the job when you are pregnant, including rights to reasonable accommodations, plus information on where you can go for help.
2014
Fact Sheet

What is life like when you're a low-wage worker with an unstable and unpredictable work schedule? This fact sheet breaks it down, illustrating how volatile scheduling leaves many workers in a constant state of economic instability and personal turmoil. It also shows how this practice is bad for employers and business, as well as highlighting policy solutions that would help many workers achieve the economic security they need to care for their families.

2014
Fact Sheet

Illinois has a goal that 60 percent of adults will have college degrees by 2025. But without increasing our financial aid investment in low-income adult students, we will not be able to meet that goal. Illinois' Monetary Award Program (MAP) can help low-income adult students in Illinois afford college, but every year, a smaller percentage of eligible adult students receive the grant.

2012
Fact Sheet

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.

2012
Fact Sheet

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.

2012
Fact Sheet

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.

2012
Fact Sheet

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.

2012
Fact Sheet

This fact sheet outlines some of the facts facing working women.

2012
Fact Sheet

A step-by-step guide on what to expect when filing.

2012
Fact Sheet

A step-by-step guide on what to expect when filing at the Chicago District Office.

2012
Fact Sheet

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.

2012
Fact Sheet

This infographic illustrates some of the shocking realities facing low-wage workers in order to help build awareness and create change.

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