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Local business leader assumes role of Director of Will County Workforce Investment Board

Local business leader assumes role of Director of Will County Workforce Investment Board

     A lifelong resident of Joliet, Caroline Portlock said she looks forward to helping local business grow in her new role as director of the Will County Workforce Investment Board. She is assuming the position Pat Fera held for nearly 17 years.

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Workforce Center of Will County to host weekly job fair Sept. 7

Workforce Center of Will County to host weekly job fair Sept. 7

     Area job seekers are invited to attend a weekly job fair at the Workforce Center of Will County from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7.

 

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Will County hires Facility Management Director

Will County hires Facility Management Director

Addition of new county buildings and planned renovations spark need for new position

     A 20-year veteran of the United States Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps has joined Will County as its new Facility Management Director. The new position is responsible for the numerous buildings that are part of the county-wide operations.

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Drug Court Recovery Homes receive energy efficient upgrades, new home garden through partnership between Land Use Department, State’s Attorney’s Office

Drug Court Recovery Homes receive energy efficient upgrades, new home garden through partnership between Land Use Department, State’s Attorney’s Office

     In collaboration with the Will County Land Use Department and the Will County Problem Solving Courts, the county’s Drug Court recovery homes, the Julie Ann House and the Miller Taylor House, have received energy efficiency upgrades at no cost through the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s (MEEA’s) Savings Through Efficient Products (STEP).

 

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Workforce Center of Will County announces September workshop schedule

Workforce Center of Will County announces September workshop schedule

     The Workforce Center of Will County September 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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Workforce Center of Will County to host weekly job fair August 25

Workforce Center of Will County to host weekly job fair August 25

     Area job seekers are invited to attend a weekly job fair at the Workforce Center of Will County from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 25.

     Among the positions employers will be looking to fill are diesel technician, forklift/reach truck operator, galvanizing associate, general laborer/lumper, home care aide/homemaker, independent living coach, pallet inspectors, picker/packer, production line workers, program specialist, transportation aide, and warehouse workers.

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Congressman Bill Foster to host Science of Addiction Forum in Will County

Congressman Bill Foster to host Science of Addiction Forum in Will County

     Opioid overdose deaths are continuing to rise across the nation and in Illinois, a dramatic increase was reported in Illinois in 2016. More than 2,000 opioid overdose deaths occurred last year, a 44 increase over 2013. Congressman Bill Foster is joining officials in Will County to share information about the science of addiction and strategies to stop overdose deaths at a forum to be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 23 at the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago Street in Joliet.

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County Executive Walsh delivers 2017 State of the County address

County Executive Walsh delivers 2017 State of the County address

Highlights include progress on capital projects and transportation studies;

Collaboration on key initiatives critical to success

     Collaboration, progress and strong financial health. These were topics of Will County Executive Larry Walsh’s annual State of the County address. Walsh outlined the progress being made on the county’s largest capital program in its history and also cited the reasons behind the county’s strong fiscal health.

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Workforce Center of Will County to host weekly job fair August 16

Workforce Center of Will County to host weekly job fair August 16

             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., Wednesday, August 16.

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Dr. Kathleen Burke appears on ABC Channel 7 Newsmakers discussing the opiate crisis

Dr. Kathleen Burke, Will County's Director of Substance Use Initiatives, was a guest on ABC Channel 7 Newsmakers on Sun. August 6 to discuss the opiate crisis that is spreading across the nation. Dr. Burke discussed a variety of strategies in Will County to address this terrible epidemic. 

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