01/12/2011 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Unemployed Action Center Aims To Unite, Assist Jobless Chicagoans

The Chicago chapter of Jobs With Justice debuted a new component to its efforts to organize the jobless yesterday by opening the doors to what the group is calling an Unemployed Action Center. In an airy first-floor room in the building at 333 S. Ashland on Chicago's Near West Side, JWJ staff and volunteers are welcoming people who've been laid off to drop by and get help accessing benefits, writing resumes, searching for jobs, and getting food assistance during business hours each Thursday.

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