Opportunity

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East Central Illinois workNet®

A proud partner of the American Job Center network

For the job seekers and employers we serve each year, our no-cost services make all the difference. Find a workNet location.

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WE DEVELOP
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FROM LAYOFF TO LIFTOFF

Recently laid off? Let us help you launch or advance your career.

You may be eligible for a training grant up to $16,100 to upgrade your skills. Apply today.

COVID-19 Community Resources

We are open, operational, and here to help. Following Governor Pritzker’s “stay at home” order to fight COVID-19, East Central Illinois workNet has closed our physical facilities, but we continue to serve the public of East Central Illinois remotely.

Below are resources for both employees and businesses impacted by COVID-19. Please check back regularly as these resources will continually be updated.

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JOB SEEKERS

From entry to executive levels, we help people get back to work.

Receive professional coaching on how to boost your job search

3,800

JOB SEEKER VISITS IN 2018 – 2019

25

WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS

250

RESUMES REVIEWED

“30% of all work activities globally could be automated by 2030. Some 16M to 54M U.S. workers will need to switch occupations in that time.”

– McKinsey Global Institute
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SKILLS AND TRAINING

Did you know that workNet East Central Illinois provides training grants to those who meet eligibility requirements?

$1,254,115

AWARDED IN TRAINING GRANTS FOR CLIENTS IN 2018-2019

76

APPROVED TRAINING PROGRAMS

2,035

ONE-ON-ONE CAREER COUNSELING

EMPLOYERS

From small businesses to corporate partners, we help communities grow talent.

$255K

GIVEN TO EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS BUSINESSES TO UPSKILL EXISTING WORKFORCE

10+

COMPANIES SERVED IN 2018-2019

OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS

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YOUNG ADULTS

We point young adults 16-24 toward a future of success through paid internships, scholarships, and professional career advice.

458

YOUNG ADULTS SERVED IN 2018 – 2019

155

FUNDED TO GO TO SCHOOL IN 2019

75%

RECEIVED AN INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CREDENTIAL

25

PLACED IN INTERNSHIPS