Service. Our Passion, Mission & Vocation for Nearly 40 Years

E&ES was founded in 1983 by Jack Fitzpatrick. Jack knew having a good job built human dignity and empowered individuals. He recognized that was vital to building thriving communities.

Employment & Employer Services (E&ES) Chicago's Logo
101,345
Job placements.
1,700 +
Families work with us each year to map out & achieve their goals.
4,186
Businesses have worked with our team to source new talent & pursue training for staff.
$1 for $5.24
For every $1 invested in E&ES’ WIOA programming, we offer a return of $5.24.

E&ES Leadership Team

Larry Fitzpatrick

President & CEO
For nearly 35 years, Larry has overseen an array of workforce development & human service programs at E&ES. In 1987, he joined E&ES & has held a variety of roles & responsibilities with the organization during his tenure. In 2010, Larry assumed the role of President & CEO. He leads a staff team of more than 170 operating out of 20 locations in Chicagoland, offering vulnerable individuals & families services that help them achieve their goals, become more self-sufficient, & ultimately, strengthen local communities.
Read more
about 
Larry
Larry FitzpatrickLarry Fitzpatrick

Michele Croswell

Senior Vice President
Michele has led E&ES' Finance & Administration Department for more than 25 years, ably managing the organization’s accounting functions. Michele oversees all fiscal matters, working in collaboration with E&ES’ partners to ensure programs are operating efficiently and maximizing the benefits our customers receive.
Read more
about 
Michelle
Michele CroswellMichele Croswell

Anissa' Jones

Senior Vice President
Anissa' joined E&ES in 2006 to offer services through E&ES’ human services programming. Anissa’ now oversees all human services programming E&ES delivers, notably the FamilyWorks program, as well as several workforce programs available to Chicago Housing Authority families.
Read more
about 
Anissa'
Anissa' JonesAnissa' Jones

Jonathan Fitzpatrick

Director
Jonathan joined E&ES in 2020 to help drive continuous improvement and efficiency in programming. Jonathan applies his background in supply chain, logistics, and data analysis to further E&ES’ strategic goal to use data to track impact and drive decision making.
Read more
about 
Jonathan
Jonathan FitzpatrickJonathan Fitzpatrick

LuTonda Baumgardner

Director
As the Director of Human Resources, LuTonda is responsible for partnering with E&ES’ Leadership Team and Management Team to drive strategies that attract, develop, and retain talent. During her tenure, which began in 2019, LuTonda helped establish E&ES’ Leadership Development Program to cultivate leaders within the organization.
Read more
about 
LuTonda
LuTonda BaumgardnerLuTonda Baumgardner

Dan Perusich

Senior Regional Director
Dan joined E&ES in 2020 to take the lead on building relationships with business & industry partners to strategically address the workforce needs of employers. Dan also supervises E&ES’ On-the-Job Training programming in the Western Suburbs, including offices in Will County & the tri-county region of Kane, Kendall & Dekalb counties.
Read more
about 
Dan
Dan PerusichDan Perusich

Kurt Miller

Senior Regional Director
Kurt Miller is an adaptive, data-informed, operations and program management leader focused on developing emotionally intelligent leaders committed to individual, community, and organizational success. Kurt has over 20 years of operations and programmatic experience in social services, education management, and workforce development with an emphasis on marginalized adult and youth populations.
Read more
about 
Kurt
Kurt MillerKurt Miller

James Callahan

Director of Communications, Development, and Advocacy
James joined E&ES in 2022 as Director of Communications, Development, and Advocacy serving the customer focused mission of connecting job seekers with employers, strengthening E&ES' internal communications, and developing strategic business funding opportunities.
Read more
about 
James
James CallahanJames Callahan

E&ES Management Team

Cassie Vinson

Associate Center Director
Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.
Cassie VinsonCassie Vinson

Rocio Montoya

Associate Center Director
Rocio MontoyaRocio Montoya

Cindy Reyes-Padjen

Employment Manager
Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.
Cindy Reyes-PadjenCindy Reyes-Padjen

Diana Flores

Associate Center Director
Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.
Diana FloresDiana Flores

Dyla Rojas

Quality Assurance Manager
Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.
Dyla RojasDyla Rojas

Emily Bradley

Center Director
Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.
Emily BradleyEmily Bradley

Erica Williams

Center Director
Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.
Erica WilliamsErica Williams

Erika Haynes

Program Manager
Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.
Erika HaynesErika Haynes

Ernest Castle

Program Manager
Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.
Ernest CastleErnest Castle

Jennifer Annen

Senior Clinician
Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.
Jennifer AnnenJennifer Annen

Marshall Garner

Program Manager
Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.
Marshall GarnerMarshall Garner

Rosa Marquez

Associate Center Director
Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.
Rosa MarquezRosa Marquez

Ruben Muñoz

Program Manager
Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.
Ruben MuñozRuben Muñoz

Ted Pratt

Budget & Finance Analyst
Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.
Ted PrattTed Pratt

Valerie Echols

Assistant Vice President
Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.
Valerie EcholsValerie Echols

Victoria Jackson

Program Manager
Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.
Victoria JacksonVictoria Jackson

Our Partners

Man submits resume to employer to review job application. The concept presents the ability for the company to agree with the position of the job.
Employment & Employer Services (E&ES) Chicago's Logo
Career Coach

Responsible for recruiting eligible participants and providing career coaching and training to all participants as well as assist them with obtaining employment.

Education Required

Bachelor’s degree preferred or 2-3 years of related experience.

Work Hours

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm *Evenings & Weekends as needed.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Center Director or Program Manager and works in collaboration with E&ES staff.

Employment & Employer Services (E&ES) Chicago's Logo
This is some text inside of a div block.

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Education Required

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Work Hours

This is some text inside of a div block.

Reporting Relationships

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Employment & Employer Services (E&ES) Chicago's Logo
Career Coach

Responsible for recruiting eligible participants and providing career coaching and training to all participants as well as assist them with obtaining employment.

Education Required

Bachelor’s degree preferred or 2-3 years of related experience.

Work Hours

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm *Evenings & Weekends as needed.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Center Director or Program Manager and works in collaboration with E&ES staff.

Employment & Employer Services (E&ES) Chicago's Logo
Associate Career Coach

We are looking for a workforce development professional! At E&ES, we specialize in making an impact on the communities we serve by providing the expertise, tools, and resources people need to build their careers.

Education Required

College degree and/or related experience preferred.

Work Hours

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm *Evenings & Weekends as needed.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Associate Center Director/Program Manager and works in collaboration with E&ES staff.

E&ES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.

A