The Office of Employment & Training is committed to encouraging statewide economic development by cultivating a well-trained workforce.To accomplish this goal, the Office identifies youth, adults and dislocated workers who are eligible for assistance under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), assesses their employability skills and provides training as appropriate for identified sectors of growing employment demand. Ideally, this will lead to the placement of these individuals in self-sufficient employment. The Office also provides follow-up services leading to employment retention in high-wage and high-skilled jobs. These services are provided statewide while maintaining focus on the economic needs of each region.
The best place for Illinois' job seekers and businesses to connect to resources and services for work in the 21st century economy. With Illinois workNet you can make it happen!
WIA Works is an initiative to inform our communities of the important and successful work that takes place every day across Illinois to help career dreams become a reality.
Success released this study in February 2011, so that Recovery Act implementation could inform WIA reauthorization at the federal level. They reviewed Pennsylvania, New York and Illinois and how each state built on innovations in their workforce systems already underway prior to ARRA.
Workers in Southern Illinois who lost their jobs due to recent flooding may apply at their local WorkNet Center. Find out more.
Responding to the Great Recession: How the Recovery Act Boosted Training and Innovation in Three States
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Grant Opportunities
March 14, 2013 IWIB Meeting
2013 IWIB Meeting Dates
IWIB Entrepreneurship Task Force Final Report
Veterans Task Force Report: Findings and Recommendations Final Draft