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Illinois – the beginning of America’s Mother Road

Illinois – the beginning of America’s Mother Road

New pocket guide highlights iconic destinations in Illinois along historic Route 66

     A partnership between Will County and the Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has produced a new pocket guide which highlights locations along the Illinois portion of historic Route 66. The guide gives a detailed listing of restaurants and other iconic sights along the first interstate roadway in the United States.

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Workforce Center of Will County to host weekly job fair August 10

Workforce Center of Will County to host weekly job fair August 10

          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, August 10.

            Among the positions employers will be looking to fill are bus drivers, dishwashers, dock workers, forklift operators, galvanizing associates, general laborers/lumper, housekeepers, independent living coach, maintenance technicians, marketing representatives, picker/packer, program specialist, security officers, servers, shift supervisors, tasker/scheduler, truck driver, warehouse material handlers, and more.

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WCWC releases August workshop schedule

WCWC releases August workshop schedule

     The Workforce Center of Will County August 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 2

Workforce Center of Will County to host weekly job fair August 2

             Area job seekers are invited to attend a weekly job fair at the Workforce Center of Will County from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 2

            Among the positions employers will be looking to fill are before and after school counselors, dock workers, drivers, forklift operators, general laborers, order selectors, security officers, transportation aides, home care aides, housekeepers, and warehouse associates.

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Will County recognized as a solar-leading community by The International City/County Management Association

Will County recognized as a solar-leading community by The International City/County Management Association

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has recognized Will County 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 of solar electricity and support solar adoption.

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Will County Mobile Workforce Center announces August schedule

Will County Mobile Workforce Center announces August schedule

The Will County Mobile Workforce Center will be making several stops in August to communities around the county.

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Workforce Center of Will County to host weekly job fair July 19

Workforce Center of Will County to host weekly job fair July 19

Area job seekers are invited to attend a weekly job fair at the Workforce Center of Will County from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 19.

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Will County lauded for effectively ending homelessness among veterans

Will County lauded for effectively ending homelessness among veterans

Success attributed to local and federal partnerships
The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs has confirmed that the Will County Continuum of Care has effectively ended homelessness among veterans in the county.

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Will County receives federal grant for second year to fund initiatives to stop opiate overdose deaths

Will County receives federal grant for second year to fund initiatives to stop opiate overdose deaths

For the second year, Will County was awarded the Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose Related Deaths grant by the Illinois Department of Human Services and funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to further its efforts in combating the opioid overdose epidemic. Will County is part of the Statewide Illinois Opioid Crisis Advisory Council.

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Fair Housing commitment recognized

Fair Housing commitment recognized

The Will County Land Use Department introduced a proclamation at a meeting of the Will County Board honoring the Three Rivers Association of Realtors for its commitment to the Fair Housing Act.

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