Career Center

Mission Statement

The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities Career Center strives to prepare individuals with disabilities for successful and meaningful job placements and career opportunities, eliminate barriers and inequities and ensure professional opportunities for leadership development and advancement.  Our model centers on the right of job seekers with disabilities to make their own choices and follow desired career paths, as well as opening new pathways of opportunity. Our Career Center weaves accessibility and equity to go beyond the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  We partner with City of Chicago departments, sister agencies, and community organizations to provide career-readiness resources throughout Chicago’s 77 community areas, with a focus on underserved neighborhoods.

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Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities Field Office

Career Center Staff

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Mayor Lightfoot Announces MOPD Career Center

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MOPD Career Center Frequently Asked Questions

You need to be a city of Chicago resident to receive services from MOPD.  However, we can connect you to resources in your area.

Please call (312) 746- 5773 and use prompt #3.  You can also email us at

We can assist you with setting up accommodations.  Please let us know ahead of time, if possible, by calling or emailing us.

Please bring a resume and cover letter if you have one.  You can also email us those documents ahead of time.

Yes, we will still work with you even if you are getting services at another organization.

We will connect you to resources where you can get professional clothing for an interview.

Every job seeker’s experience is different, and the amount of time will be different for everyone.

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