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WCWC’s February schedule includes new workshop

WCWC’s February schedule includes new workshop

The Workforce Center of Will County February schedule, which includes workshops offered by the Workforce Services Division of Will County, Illinois Department of Employment Security and Joliet Junior College, has been released.

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Minooka youth wins America Recycles Day photo contest

Minooka youth wins America Recycles Day photo contest

A long ago accident led to a community event to help Ronald McDonald House charities and now to its new collector-in-chief winning the 2017 Will County America Recycles Day photo contest.

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Will County GIS holds the key to information

Will County GIS holds the key to information

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an often heard term but not everyone fully understands the value of the data it collects, analyzes, and interprets. The Will County GIS Division is charged with gathering, analyzing and storing data related to a multitude of county operations.  

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Will County leads Illinois in employment opportunities

Will County leads Illinois in employment opportunities

     In a recent study, Where Workers Work, conducted by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Will County led the state in the percentage of change in the total number of private sector, unemployment insurance-covered jobs, growing by more than 30 percent over the past seven years.

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Cadence Premier Logistics & Illinois Trucking Association partner with Will County Veterans Assistance Commission

Cadence Premier Logistics & Illinois Trucking Association partner with Will County Veterans Assistance Commission

        The Will County Veterans Assistance Commission received a generous donation last Thursday from Cadence Premier Logistics and the Illinois Trucking Association. Two semi-trailers filled with water, diapers, cleaning supplies and other items were delivered to the Joliet Armory for distribution to veterans living in Will County.

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Workforce Center of Will County to host weekly job fair Jan. 10

Workforce Center of Will County to host weekly job fair Jan. 10

        Area job seekers are invited to attend a weekly job fair at the Workforce Center of Will County from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10.

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Longtime Will County Director of Land Use Department Set to Retire

Longtime Will County Director of Land Use Department Set to Retire

           Curt Paddock, director of the Will County Land Use Department since 2005, has announced he will retire at the end of the month.

         “Curt has led our land use department through many changes over the past 12 years,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh. “He has embraced new technology and best practices for land use management and has helped keep our county moving forward. I will be sad to see him go but wish him all the best as he retires and moves onto the next chapters of his life.”

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Will County reaches top tier solar designation

Will County reaches top tier solar designation

by the International City/County Management Association

     The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has recognized Will County again as a solar-leading community in the 2017 SolSmart Program. The program is a component of the larger SunShot Initiative, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, a national effort to drive down the cost and regulatory obstacles of home and business solar deployment.

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Workforce Center of Will County to host weekly job fair Jan. 3

Workforce Center of Will County to host weekly job fair Jan. 3

            Area job seekers are invited to attend a weekly job fair at the Workforce Center of Will County from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3.

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Local Warming Centers

Local Warming Centers

Will County Executive Larry Walsh encourages all residents to take extra precautions during this deep drop in temperatures. Check ou your neighbors, take your pets indoors, and make sure your car is in good working conditions. If you or someone you know is without heat, please seek shelter at one of these local warming centers. 

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