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Prologis Brings Community Workforce Initiative to Chicago

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San Francisco-based Prologis, Inc. partnered with the Quad County Urban League on its “Propel by Prologis” job-readiness program. This collaboration is part of the Prologis Community Workforce Initiative (CWI) and the company’s continuing commitment to expand work-based learning opportunities for those interested in careers in logistics, distribution and transportation.

Prologis’ Edward S. Nekritz says, “As more of our customers face a hiring gap in the logistics industry, Prologis recognizes the important role job training programs play in building a qualified, diverse workforce. The collaboration between Prologis and organizations like the Quad County Urban League provides individuals with an opportunity to gain critical skills in high-demand sectors, while furthering economic growth at a local level.”

The curriculum, which includes input from Prologis’ employees and customers, also incorporates job shadowing opportunities, employability skills development and financial literacy workshops. This is Prologis CWI’s first initiative in Chicago, though it has implemented programs in Los Angeles and Miami.

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