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Welcome to Will County, Illinois Website

Denise Winfrey Will County ExecutiveDear Neighbors:

Welcome to the Will County government’s main website.  Our county has been one of the fastest-growing counties in the state and the nation over the last decade and continues to be a vibrant and diverse community.  All are welcome here and we hope you choose to live, work, and raise your family in our community.

As your County Executive, I am a strong believer in transparency and collaboration to make progress for all our residents.  This website is one way we are sharing information about how your county government is working for you. 

We welcome your comments and suggestions on how we can better serve you and our community.

Best wishes to you and your family!

Denise E. Winfrey

Will County Executive

 

What's Happening in Will County

February WSD workshop schedule released
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February WSD workshop schedule released

JOLIET – Workforce Services Division of Will County has announced its workshop schedule for February.

Participants will learn interviewing techniques at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, in Successful Interviewing. Learn how to prepare for a job interview, be confident and make a positive impression. Attendees may schedule an individual, digitally recorded mock interview after completing the workshop.

A session on job search skills, Master Your Job Search, will be offered at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb 5. 

Standout Resumes will be offered at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10. Attendees will learn the basics of creating a competitive resume and may then schedule one-on-one resume reviews with WSD staff.

How to Complete Online Applications will cover the basics of submitting an online application that will help a job seeker get noticed by a hiring manager. The workshop will be offered at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17.

A LinkedIn Lab will be offered at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19. Participants should already have a basic LinkedIn account. During the lab, they will review LinkedIn features and best practices for success in finding a job. LinkedIn Lab lasts 90 minutes.

Networking Your Way to a New Job will help job seekers learn how to develop relationships and contacts with relatives, friends and acquaintances that can assist with the job search. This class also shows how social media fits in with networking for employment. The workshop will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. 

Workshops last about an hour, depending upon class size, except for the LinkedIn Lab. They are offered at no cost to Will County residents.

To reserve a seat, call (815) 723-3885 or e-mail pabbott@willcountyillinois.com.

Career Cafe meets at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. Career Cafe is a networking event designed to connect people looking for work. In addition to sharing tips with other job seekers and learning job search techniques, participants will hear from guest speakers sharing their hiring expertise.

WSD’s computer lab will be open at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Fridays, except Lincoln’s Birthday, Feb. 12.  Walk-ins are welcome at computer labs. 

WSD is open for business at its new location in the Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave.

For more information about the Workforce Services Division of Will County, go to www.jobs4people.org.

WSD is led by Administrative Manager Susan Flessner and is under Will County Executive Larry Walsh’s office.   

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Will County Board - 9:30 a.m.

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

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Public Health & Safety Committee - 10:00 a.m.

Meetings will be held in the County Board Committee Room in the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, Illinois, 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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Executive Committee - 10 a.m.

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

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