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Prologis launches community workforce initiative in Chicago

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Prologis, Inc. has 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 commitment to expand work-based learning opportunities for those interested in careers in logistics, distribution and transportation.

“Propel by Prologis” is Prologis CWI’s first initiative in Chicago. The Quad County Urban League, established in 1975 to address the need for job training, equal access to employment and the educational enrichment of primarily low-income and minority citizens, designed the three-week program to prepare candidates with hands-on training for positions in material handling, inventory management, logistics and customer service.

The curriculum, which includes input from Prologis’ employees and customers, also incorporated job shadowing opportunities, employability skills development and financial literacy workshops. The first class of students graduated today, as part of the inaugural cohort of “Propel by Prologis.” Prologis plans to continue CWI programming in Chicago later this year.

“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,” said Edward S. Nekritz, chief legal officer, Prologis. “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.”