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Welcome from the Will County Executive Larry Walsh

Will County Executive Larry WalshAs County Executive, I am proud to welcome you to the Will County, Illinois web site. Our site provides an open dynamic information highway to Will County government and the great services we provide. Our goal is to fully present the vast variety of services, programs and initiatives available to every resident.

As part of the commitment to keeping our government openly visible, as well as responsible and accessible, our user friendly website contains additional resources and a better visual design. By working together in the spirit of cooperation, we continually work to plan and provide vision for the county’s future and collaborate as a team to insure our diverse county remains a wonderful place to call home.

What's Happening in Will County

Will County releases third quarter economic update

Unemployment rate decreases, wage rate increases

     Will County has released its economic update for the third quarter. Key highlights include a four percent growth in healthcare and social assistance jobs and an overall wage increase of more than nine percent over the past two years.

     “Will County continues to add quality jobs across various sectors,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh. “In addition to the growth in the healthcare profession, we have also seen large growth in information technology and education jobs.”

     Walsh attributes this economic success to the continued appeal of doing business in Will County. He noted the county’s strategic location, business friendly climate and skilled workforce as the county’s most important assets.

     “More and more companies are recognizing the success that is Will County,” he said. “We continue to improve our county infrastructure to enable the easier transport of goods to market. We are also streamlining our policies, such as creating an online business permitting process, to keep our county a great place to operate a business.”

     These jobs offered in Will County are at a competitive salary, averaging $20 per hour for skilled occupations. More than 7,200 new jobs have been created in the county in the last year.

     “We are fortunate in Will County to have a strong Workforce Services Division that connects employers with qualified applicants,” Walsh said. “And we are proud of the work that John Greuling and the Center for Economic Development do to attract quality businesses to our county.”

     Greuling said the first question potential business partners ask about Will County, “is do you have qualified workers?”

     “Will County’s location and infrastructure are still important attributes but now the primary concern of business owners is, ‘will I be able to find workers to fill these positions?’ That is a big factor in determining where to have a business.”

     Walsh said in addition to connecting employers with qualified applicants, the Workforce Services Division of Will County does an excellent job of offering training for residents.

     “I invite anyone looking for a job, seeking to improve their skills set, or any business looking for employees to visit the website: www.jobs4people.com. There are many opportunities out there, and we are ready to help.”

 

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4/17/2018 9:30 AM

Capital Improvement Committee

Meetings will be held in the County Board Committee Room in the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL, unless stated otherwise. Meeting agendas and cancellations are available on the website: www.willcountyboard.com. To contact us, email: countyboard@willcountyillinois.com or phone: 815.740.4602.

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County implements appointment system for collection events

In an effort to shorten lines and wait times, the Resource Recovery and Energy Division of the Will County Land Use Department has implemented an appointment system for its collection events.

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Workforce Center of Will County to host weekly job fair on April 26

Area job seekers are invited to attend a weekly job fair from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Workforce Center of Will County.

Location: Workforce Center of Will County

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