Employment helps people overcome poverty and hunger. The Food Depository now offers FREE and PAID hospitality and supply chain career path training programs.
Our free training programs are available to unemployed and underemployed adults living in Cook County. Our programs are background friendly and welcoming to those without a high school diploma or GED.
Start your new career today
Our current programs combine virtual and hands-on, in-person instruction. All of our FREE job training programs are paid and offer a completion bonus!
All participants must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enroll.
Hospitality Career Path Programs
- Customer Service Excellence: 4-week program to prepare you for a career in hospitality or customer service industries
- Food Handler: 4-week program to help you start a career in foodservice or food production in the food-handling industries
Both of these programs provide paid training and a completion bonus. Upon completion of the program, you will also receive specialized, professional ServSafe® certifications to start your career.
Supply Chain Career Path Programs
- Warehouse Bridge: 6-week introductory program to prepare you for an entry-level, semi-skilled position in warehouses or factories
- Certified Logistics Associate: 7-week program to prepare you for a higher-wage job in the competitive and in-demand warehouse, logistics and supply chain industries
Both of these programs provide paid training and a completion bonus. Upon completion of the program, you will also receive specialized, professional certifications to start your career.