CHICAGO — Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. (ORBA), one of Chicago’s largest public accounting firms, is pleased to announce that the firm has committed to participate in the 2016 Skills for Chicagoland’s Future (Skills) pledge to place qualified, unemployed and underemployed candidates into available positions. Forty Chicagoland employers have agreed to hire more than 1,000 job seekers through the Skills 2016 initiative.
ORBA’s participation will help put unemployed and underemployed Chicagoans back to work, provide training and new opportunities, increase employee diversity and strengthen our local communities.
“On behalf of our firm, I want to commend Skills for Chicagoland’s Future on their innovative program for putting people back to work,” said Mark Thomson, Managing Director of ORBA. “We look forward to providing a new beginning and chances for growth to those we hire.”
Skills for Chicagoland’s Future is a nonprofit, public-private partnership committed to returning unemployed and underemployed job seekers to work by creating demand-driven solutions for employers and connecting them with qualified job seekers. The organization is funded by the City of Chicago, The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, and a wide range of foundations and corporations.
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Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. (ORBA) is a full-service accounting, tax and business consulting firm located in downtown Chicago serving privately-held companies, individuals and not-for-profit organizations. ORBA’s Certified Public Accountants have experience with accounting and assurance, business advisory services, financial and estate planning, fraud investigation, tax, litigation, and mergers and acquisitions. With some of the highest levels of direct client involvement in the industry, ORBA is where clients go to build long-standing, meaningful and successful relationships with resourceful, proactive business and tax advisors. For more information, visit www.orba.com, subscribe to our blog www.orbablog.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.