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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.

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WCWC releases April workshop schedule

JOLIET –  The Workforce Center of Will County April 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.

    “The WCWC is truly a one-stop center for Will County residents who are seeking employment assistance,” said Susan Flessner, administrative manager of the WSD. “Through all of these agencies, residents can access many different job search programs, hone their job skills, and learn about additional training opportunities.”

A workshop on Microsoft Word will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Mondays, April 3 and April 17, and at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, April 13 and 27. 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. Basic Microsoft Excel will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Mondays, April 10 and 24, and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, April 6 and 20.

Career scholarships are available to Will County residents who meet eligibility guidelines and are interested in occupations in demand in Will County. The first step in applying for a career scholarship is to attend an Industry Orientation workshop. Four sessions are available based on the industry or occupation. To register, go to www.jobs4people.org or call (815) 727-4444. Sessions are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. every Monday, 9 a.m. Tuesdays, April 4, 11, and 18, 9:30 Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m. Friday, April 28.

OJT Orientation will be offered at 10 a.m. Mondays. On the job training is available to Will County residents interested in learning new skills while working. It is available in a range of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, information technology and transportation, warehousing and logistics.

At 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, April 4, 11, and 18, and 10:30 a.m. Fridays, April 7, 21 and 28, IDES will present Illinois JobLink, a workshop teaching users how to register on Illinois JobLink by creating and uploading resumes to the site, with tips on how to get the most views from employers. Also on the agenda will be how to search for jobs on the site and how to complete a work search record.

Math Review will be offered at 2 p.m. Tuesdays. A review of basic math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percentages and integers will be covered.

Re-employment Workshop gives job seekers an overview of resources that includes networking, completing applications, resumes, interviewing and Illinois JobLink. Sessions will be offered at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday in April.  

A session on job search skills, Master Your Job Search, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 28. The workshops will include a review of basic job search techniques, including networking and how to use the internet to conduct a job search.

Standout Resumes will be offered at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 6. Attendees will learn the basics of creating a competitive resume and cover letter. Participants may then schedule one-on-one resume reviews with WSD staff.

Participants will learn job interviewing techniques at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 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.

Networking Workshop 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 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19.

LinkedIn Lab, which will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, will help job seekers make the most of their basic LinkedIn accounts. Participants may either set up a basic account ahead of time or staff will help them set one up during the workshop. 

Workshops last about an hour, depending upon class size, except for Microsoft Word, Excel and LinkedIn Lab, which run approximately 90 minutes each. All workshops are offered at no cost to Will County residents.

Career Cafe will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, April 4, 11 and 18. 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 Career Cafe, call (815) 727-5679. 

All workshops except Industry Orientation are offered on a walk-in basis.

In addition, Workforce Services Division and the Illinois Department of Employment Security are joining each week to host a job fair. In April, the two-hour sessions will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, April 7, 1:30 p.m.  Thursday, April 13, 9 a.m. Thursday, April 20, and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26.

WSD is in the Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Suite 100.  For more information about the Workforce Services Division of Will County, go to www.jobs4people.org.

 

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