Illinois workNet still offering online services for jobseekers

 
Daily Herald report
Posted3/16/2020 12:16 PM

The local Illinois workNet offices in Cook, DuPage, Kane and Lake counties are offering limited services this month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

• workNet DuPage will continue to provide the public access to services, however, all group in-person workshops will be canceled through the end of March.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Group workshops canceled include: on March 16 -20, the Boot Camp and the Ides Job Matching Workshop; and on March 23-27, the Layoff Survival Guide Workshop.

A video version will be sent to people that registered for the Boot Camp.

workNet DuPage remains open for individual appointments.

The resource room is open to jobseekers Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Important reminder: stay home if you are sick. For the safety of clients and staff, they ask that if you have any flu-like symptoms -- including a fever or cough -- that you stay home and reschedule your appointment at workNet DuPage. Staying home while sick is one of the most important things you can do to help during this time.

DuPage County residents with concerns about exposure or specific symptoms are encouraged to call the DCHD Communicable Disease and Epidemiology Program at: (630) 221-7553 from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. or (630) 682-7400, after hours.

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• Due to heightened risks associated with the COVID-19 virus, the Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment is not accepting walk-in visitors at this time, including the Workforce Development Division serving Kane, Kendall and DeKalb Counties.

Please contact our office via phone or email to schedule your visit. Based on guidance provided by the State of Illinois, you will be asked several questions aimed at confirming your health status prior to receiving an appointment. Visit www.countyofkane.org/WDD/Pages/Default.aspx

• Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, all in-person appointments, workshops and group events sponsored by the Job Center have been canceled. They can assist you remotely with your job search and career change. Email your request to elocke@lakecountyil.gov or call (847) 377-3450. The Job Center is currently open during normal business hours for the public to use computers, copier and fax.

Some online resources available include: Job Center Resource Library, lakecountyil.gov/2811/32005/Resource-Library; Career paths on Lake County Careers, lakecountycareers.com/career-paths/; Tips to land a job on Illinois workNet, www.illinoisworknet.com; State's Job search website: www.Illinoisjoblink.com; and additional community resources 211lakecounty.org.

• The North Suburban Cook County American Job Center in Arlington Heights offers jobseekers and employers access to a broad range of employment, training, education, economic development and labor market services at one convenient location. For updates, visit www.harpercollege.edu/about/community/worknet/.

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