Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=186750
Story Retrieval Date: 5/23/2013 9:53:41 PM CST
Dress for Success has clothed more than half a million unemployed women worldwide since its inception in 1997. 75 percent of those women became employed after picking out their first suit from the local chapter of their organization.
Looking sharp for the job, key to success
The rate of unemployment among women in Chicago is lower than that among men. Liz Kobak shows us how one local chapter of an internationally recognized non-profit organization continues to help low-income women look their best to get a job.