Resources

Illinois workNet Center logo

Illinois workNet Center provides resources for Illinois businesses, job seekers, the unemployed and under-employed and disabled persons.

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The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) provides unemployment insurance, employment services and guidance to workers, job seekers, and employers. IDES combines federally-funded job training programs in Illinois into a single "workforce development" system where individuals can find a job or train for a new career.

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Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, the O*NET program database contains occupational information including hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. It is available to the public at no cost and is continually updated.

Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board logo

The Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board helps enhance workforce quality to meet regional needs. It is part of a national network of organizations involved in workforce preparation and employment. Programs are designed to meet the needs of both the communities' businesses and job seekers.

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Federal Student Aid supports postsecondary education by providing money for college to eligible students and families. It partners with postsecondary schools, financial institutions and others to deliver services that help students and families who are paying for college.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs logo

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides information on a wide range of benefits including, disability, education and training, vocational rehabilitation and employment, home loan guaranty, dependent and survivor benefits, medical treatment, life insurance and burial benefits.

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illinois.gov is the official website for the state of Illinois.

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The Center for Online Education produces The Recent Grad's Guide to Surviving Layoffs, a useful guide for anyone who has lost a job and needs to know how to file for unemployment, apply for COBRA, etc.

Employer Services

The Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board provides a range of services to address the employment needs of local businesses in an effort to increase profitability and productivity.

For more information contact Ladonna Russell, executive director, at 815-935-0074 or email LRussell@glkwb.com.

Finding Qualified Applicants

The Workforce Board can help employers conduct thorough applicant searches using Illinois' largest applicant database. Individuals meeting your specific needs--from managerial to high-tech to administrative support--are then referred for the job.

Labor Market Information

Valuable data, including current average wages, projected labor demand and Affirmative Action information, is available in print and electronic formats to inform your strategic planning and daily business decisions.

Specialized services

The Workforce Board offers a wide range of services including:

  • Staff recruitment for mass hiring
  • Customized training
  • Outplacement assistance for business and economic development including information about federal and state financial incentives
  • Illinois Skills Match and Illinois workNet
  • On-site dislocated worker assistance
  • Pre-employment screening
  • Skill assessment and upgrading

Business Resources

Information is available on the Targeted Jobs Tax Credit Program, the Federal Bonding Program, the labor market, entrepreneurial training and the Hire the Future Program. On-the-job training reimbursement is also available for eligible new employees.