Press Releases

County’s job board offers record number of opportunities for job seekers - Oct. 3, 2014

JOLIET -- It has been a busy time at Workforce Services Division of Will County as a record number of job opportunities have been posted on WSD’s job board.

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Plainfield Native joins Will County Executive Staff Dave Tkac named Deputy Chief of Staff - Oct. 3, 2014

JOLIET- A local man has been tapped to join Will County Executive Larry Walsh’s staff.

Dave Tkac, 54 of Plainfield, was hired as deputy chief of staff, a position previously held by the current Chief of Staff Nick Palmer.

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County recognized for role in HUD history - Sept. 29, 2014

JOLIET – The Will County Community Development Block Grant Program has been recognized for its role in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 40-year history.

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Will County contest to award refurbished iPad2s to non-profit groups - Sept. 26, 2014

JOLIET – Part of a non-profit organization that could use a pair of refurbished iPad2s?

Will County will award two non-profit groups who show off their “green” a set of the electronic tablets.

Applications are due Nov. 1, and winners will be announced on America Recycles Day, Nov. 15. They will be chosen by a scoring system that includes points for intended uses and for current green practices.

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Will County Executive Larry Walsh delivers annual State of the County address

 JOLIET – At today’s meeting of the Will County Board, County Executive Larry Walsh presented his annual State of the County address in which he outlined the many success of the past year as well as the challenges that lie ahead. 

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Workforce Services Division releases October workshop schedule - Friday, September 19, 2014

  Workforce Services Division of Will County has scheduled its October workshops for job seekers.

   "Workforce Services has developed some wonderful workshops to aid our residents,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh. “These classes will give residents an edge when looking for and applying for jobs.”

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Mobile Workforce Center’s October schedule announced - Sept. 19, 2014

The Mobile Workforce Center’s October schedule has been announced by the Workforce Services Division of Will County.

The mobile unit travels throughout Will County to help residents with resume development, cover letters and job applications. The workforce center contains 11 computer stations, internet access, and offers keyboarding lessons, as well as resume and job search assistance using online listings including jobs4people.org and Illinois workNet.

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Will County moves forward with renovation project - Thursday, September 18, 2014

Construction has begun to remodel the former Social Security building, located at 158 N. Scott Street in downtown Joliet, to accommodate two Will County government offices. Plans to relocate the Will County Recorder of Deeds and the Coroner’s offices into this building are part of the larger Master Plan to improve and consolidate county services.

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U.S. Congress Passes Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

JOLIET – The United States Congress passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) yesterday, voting to continue the important work the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) has funded since 1998.

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Workforce Services’ Clothes Closet Needs Refilling

Workforce Services’ Clothes Closet Needs Refilling

JOLIET – Ever look into your closet and bemoan that you’ve “got nothing to wear?” Imagine looking into an almost-empty closet and knowing there was nothing there to wear for a job interview or to go to work.  For some job seekers, that’s the reality. With help from those who have enough to share, there is a way to help them get back in the workforce confident about what they’re wearing.  Will County’s Workforce Services Division is looking for donations to restock its Clothes4Work clothing closet. 

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