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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

May WSD workshop schedule released

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

    In response to customer requests, a new workshop on Microsoft Word will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Mondays, except Memorial Day, May 30, and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. The basics of how to use Microsoft Word in a job search and in creating a professional looking resume and cover letter will be taught.

    Participants will learn interviewing techniques at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, 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.

    Standout Resumes will be offered at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 11. Attendees will learn the basics of creating a competitive resume and may then schedule one-on-one resume reviews with WSD staff.

    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 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 18. 

    LinkedIn Lab will be offered at 9 a.m. Friday, May 20, and Friday, May 27. 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.

    A session on job search skills, Master Your Job Search, will be offered at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25.  

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

    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.

    To reserve a seat at a workshop or Career Cafe, call (815) 727-4444 and press 0 or e-mail chellis@willcountyillinois.com

    In addition, WSD’s computer lab will be open at 2 p.m. every Friday.  Walk-ins are welcome at computer labs. 

    WSD is 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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Office Closed – Columbus Day

Our office will be closed on Monday, October 14th, 2019 in observance of Columbus Day.

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The last day to pay with a personal check is October 18, 2019.  Starting October 19, 2019, we will only accept cashier’s checks or money orders or cash. NO PERSONAL CHECKS. The last day to make an online payment is November 16, 2019.

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Workforce Investment Board

Location: Workforce Services Division of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet, IL 60435

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