Below are some local resources for anyone seeking employment. For help in finding employment with the federal government, click here to jump to the bottom of the page.
DuPage County Workforce Board
The DuPage Workforce Board spearheads a workforce development system to meet the needs of employers for qualified workers and to expand employment opportunities for county residents. Through its diverse initiatives, the board is a key player in the economic growth and competitiveness of DuPage county and the Metropoitan Chicago region.2525 Cabot Drive
Lisle, IL 60532
Ph: (630) 955-2085
Fax: (630) 955-2081
River Valley Workforce Investment Board
The River Valley Workforce Investment Board is a key player in the economic growth and competitiveness of the River Valley and surrounding region. Established under a 1998 Federal law called the Workforce Investment Act, the Board has a mandate to create a workforce development system that meets the needs of area employers for qualified workers, and expands the employment opportunities available to area job seekers. As a non-profit corporation, the Board seeks resources beyond the Act to achieve the goals set.1 Smoketree Business Park
Aurora, IL 60542-8196
Phone: (630) 859-9923
Fax: (630) 232-5470
McHenry County Workforce Investment
Located across from the Government Center at 500 Russel Court in Woodstock, McHenry County Workforce Network has a variety of programs and services for employers and job seekers seeking assistance in meeting the challenges of today's job market. We are an affiliate of Illinois workNet, which is a consolidated effort to provide a one-stop system for employment related services in McHenry County and part of a nation-wide, grant-funded system.Located at the McHenry County Workforce Center
across from McHenry County Government Center)
500 Russel Court
Woodstock, IL 60098
Job Center of Lake County
The Workforce Investment Board is a business led policy and decision making body created by the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998. Its mandate is to create a workforce development system that meets the need of employers for qualified workers and by expanding employment opportunities for residents of Lake County. The Board has also become a key player in the economic growth and competitiveness of our local area and the region by focusing on establishing and promoting workforce development policies and systems that improve the economic life of the Lake County community.800 Lancer Lane
Grayslake, IL 60030
1 North Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Economic Development of Kendall County
A highly skilled and highly educated labor supply is critical for any business looking to advance and succeed. Kendall County is committed to help create a well trained and dynamic workforce that has the capability to enhance an organization by meeting the needs of today’s competitive global market.Whether it’s seeking a new skill or improving on existing one, those looking to improve on workforce abilities within Kendall County find a wide variety of training programs right at their fingertips.111 West Fox Street Rm 316
Yorkville, IL 60560
Workforce Investment Board of Will County
The Workforce Investment Board of Will County plays a key role in the economic development of our County. The Board brings together a myriad of employment, training, and educational services, transforming them into a comprehensive and easily accessed system that supports the development of a world-class workforce. The Board builds the workforce system to develop quality employees for employers and to develop quality opportunities for employees. This system makes it easy for business to make connections with a qualified pool of applicants and to access other workforce development services. This system is also intended to make it easy for people to learn about and access a broad range of employment, education, and related services.214 North Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: (815) 727-5670
Fax: (815) 727-5669
Kishwaukee College Illinois Worknet Center
The Kishwaukee College office at the Illinois Worknet Center provides:
- college information and referral
- financial aid forms
- basic computer literacy classes
- resume preparation assistance
- a link, in DeKalb, to Kishwaukee College services and information
- GED and ESL class information
- job search assistance through individual and group activities
- referrals for financial assistance for training through the Workforce Investment Act
- career resource center with computer access for job search purposes
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-901-0177, ext. 250
First Institute Training
Note that only residents of Lake County and DuPage County will receive free training here. First Institute has provided over five thousand One-Stop clients, including various Welfare to Work programs, with at least one of the following services:
- Eligibility Screening
- Career Planning
- Vocational Training
- Soft Skills Training
- Job Development/Placement
- Case Management
- Follow-up Services
First Institute's experience in managing and providing services to employers and the community effectively benefited both community and client needs.1815 W Diehl Rd, Suite 800
Naperville, IL 60563
1139 South Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
Experience Works helps low-income seniors, with multiple barriers to employment, get the training they need to find good jobs in their local communities. Experience Works is a national, charitable, community-based organization. Originally named Green Thumb, and chartered in 1965 as a small, rural demonstration program, Experience Works has grown to be the nation’s leading provider of training, employment, and community service for low-income older people. Only available in Kendall and DeKalb Counties.
Additional Illinois Job Seeker Websites:
USA Jobs is the official site for current federal jobs and employment information. Users can learn about the benefits of federal employment, and search for federal job openings by state, city or zip code.
Students and Recent Graduates can search for Student Jobs on the USAJOBS.gov website or browse Pathways Programs for information on Internships, Recent Graduates Programs, the Presidential Management Fellows Program and other special benefits available to students in the federal job market.
Information on employment opportunities at the House for prospective job applicants.
The Job Accommodation Network is a service of the Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy. It provides one-on-one information about job accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities, and is also available through its 1-800-ADA-WORK hotline.
The Department of Labor Home Page is an invaluable resource for information pertaining to employment. You can research wage and salary data, and vital economic statistics as they pertain to our nation's world-class labor force.