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Hiring & Community Partnerships

Customized Hiring Solutions


NLEN is your trusted partner for your frontline workforce with a suite of employer services. The Business Solutions Department is your single point-of-contact to the North Lawndale Employment Network.


We are here to support your recruitment, screening and hiring needs, as well as provide constructive performance feedback to our clients while they are working for you.

We can also help you access the wide range of hiring incentives that best suit your business, such as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (which ranges from $1,400 to $9,000 per year).

Employer Benefits

NLEN’s staffing-supportive services include pre-screening, CASA- and drug-testing, skills development, and on-the-job support and troubleshooting. We can supply you with workers who understand workplace ethics and time management; work well with supervisors, with teams, and on their own; and know how to adapt to your organization’s culture and avoid productivity gaps.


We’ll also help you access a range of hiring incentives that allow you to grow your business and improve your bottom line. But don’t take our word for it.

Watch the video below to see how a hiring partnership with North Lawndale Employment Network has benefited small business owners like Jakacki Bag & Barrel.

Turn to us for your hiring needs in areas like:

  • Transportation

  • Manufacturing and assembly

  • Clerical

  • Warehousing and inventory management

  • Janitorial and maintenance

  • Foodservice

  • Construction

  • Automotive Industry

  • Nonprofit

  • Security

  • Landscaping

  • Retail

  • Customer Service


Transitional Jobs

By partnering with us, we can help you access hiring incentives such as subsidized wages and the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (ranging from $1,400 to $9,000 per year). Graduates of our U-Turn Permitted program are eligible for three months of subsidized, transitional employment at your business.


Under this program, your business will be reimbursed for 100% of the transitional worker wages and employer payroll taxes, including Social Security, Medicare, SUTA (The State Unemployment Tax Act) and FUTE (The Federal Unemployment Tax Act).

If you are interested in our Transitional Job Program, please click here to learn more about our Business Solutions Department’s Memorandum of Understanding and other necessary documentation.


You may also contact our Business Solutions team for more information using this form.

Community Partnerships

NLEN is committed to fostering strong community partnerships beyond job placement collaborations! We love to forge new community partnerships in order to collaborate on policy reform, cross-promote local resources, and ensure that everyone that walks through our door can easily access a wide variety of supports. We also offer space rentals on our 1111 S. Homan Ave campus and have several robust social enterprises that can sweeten your group, club or organization. To learn more about space rentals on our campus, visit this link. Learn more about our social enterprises here. Fill out the interest form below to start the conversation! 

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