Skills for Chicagoland’s Future Impact Video 2018

Skills has placed over 5,000 unemployed and underemployed job seekers in six years, and the stories of individuals impacted by these efforts are truly inspiring. Hear from Jacori and Sheila (Assembler, Freedman Seating) and about Skills’ strategic goals for years to come! This video debuted on October 5, 2018 at Skills’ 4th Annual Employment Champions […]

Tonce Jackson-Ayanleye 2018 JARC Evening of Opportunities

Tonce shares her experience learning to weld with the Jane Addams Resource Corporation and ultimately landing a job with Freedman Seating!

Co-workers Featured on ABC Chicago’s Windy City Live

Two Freedman Seating co-workers were featured on Windy City Live where they shared their inspiring weight loss journey. Muriel and Constance met at our in-house gym, managed by Trodo, and have bonded together to lose an amazing 180 pounds over a year-and-a-half! 

Wells Fargo Stories

How a seating manufacturer is getting its employees off their butts. Thanks to a $10 million facility expansion, Freedman Seating not only has the space it needs to continue to grow, it also has a workout facility that’s providing employees a way to get into shape and get to know each other better. Read the […]

Positively Chicago: Women Who Weld

CBS Chicago — Valerie Galvin bounced from job to job to job until she took up welding. Then the sparks flew. “The better I got at it, the more I wanted to do it,” she tells CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez. It’s all thanks to a program at the Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) that directs […]

A pathway to a better life.

Manufacturing Connect is a career pathways program operated by Manufacturing Renaissance. Manufacturing Connect serves youth and young adults through its Young Manufacturers Association initiative. Check out this video with Torres sharing his story about the program.

Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC)

The Jane Addams Resource Corporation promotes strong communities, businesses and households to ensure that people who work do not live in poverty. We are proud to have JARC graduates like Lonnie Montgomery (featured) on our team.

Press Conference and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for $10 Million Expansion

Craig Freedman (President, Freedman Seating Company) is joined by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Emma Mitts (37th Ward, Chicago) as we open our new Engineering and Purchasing Offices, part of a $10 Million expansion project resulting in an additional 200 jobs over the last two years.

A Chicago Seat Maker’s Quest for Skilled Workers | CNBC News

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