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Workforce Services Division releases August workshop schedule

Workforce Services Division releases August workshop schedule

Workforce Services Division of Will County has scheduled its August workshops for job seekers.

Standout Resumes will be offered at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5. Attendees will learn the basics of creating a competitive resume and may then schedule one-on-one resume reviews with WSD staff.

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Will County trains bilingual translators

Will County trains bilingual translators

Will County recently hosted “interpreter training” for some of its bilingual employees. The five-week training was conducted by Dr. Hector Lopez, President of Best Solutions, Inc. of Downers Grove, IL.

         “With the diversity in the population of Will County, we are proud to have these bilingual employees trained to handle any need for interpretation,” said County Executive Larry Walsh. 

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Sunny Hill residents celebrate June with vow renewals

Sunny Hill residents celebrate June with vow renewals

Happily Ever After Ball includes fashion show, photo and dress displays

They met in church, school, on a blind date and at work.

In all, 21 couples are represented at Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, said Activity Director Danette Krieger. For two of the couples, both husband and wife live at the County-owned facility 

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Public Notice - 2015 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application

Public Notice - 2015 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application

THE WILL COUNTY BOARD EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, IN COOPERATION WITH OTHER AGENCIES AND WILL COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS, WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING DURING ITS MONTHLY COUNTY BOARD MEETING ON THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015, AT 9:30 A. M., IN THE WILL COUNTY BOARD ROOM, 302 NORTH CHICAGO STREET, SECOND FLOOR, JOLIET, IL., TO DISCUSS THE ALLOCATION OF THE 2015 JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND AND MAKE PUBLIC COMMENT AT THIS TIME. WRITTEN COMMENTS MAY ALSO BE SUBMITTED TO THE WILL COUNTY EXECUTIVE CHIEF OF STAFF, 302 NORTH CHICAGO STREET, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60432, OR BY EMAIL: npalmer@willcountyillinois.com.
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POSTED:  June 9, 2015

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Mobile Workforce Center’s July schedule announced

Mobile Workforce Center’s July schedule announced

The Mobile Workforce Center’s July schedule has been announced by the Workforce Services Division of Will County.

The mobile unit travels throughout Will County to help residents with resume development, cover letters and job applications. The workforce center contains 11 computer stations, internet access, and offers keyboarding lessons, as well as resume and job search assistance using online listings including jobs4people.org and Illinois workNet.

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Workforce Services Division releases July workshop schedule

Workforce Services Division releases July workshop schedule

Workforce Services Division of Will County has scheduled its July workshops for job seekers.

Participants will learn interviewing techniques at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 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. 

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Book Reuse and Recycling Event ‘busiest’ ever

Book Reuse and Recycling Event ‘busiest’ ever

About 69,000 books went home with new readers from the “busiest” Will County Reuse and Recycle Book Event to date.

Tim Anderson of the Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division said the event at the Pilcher Park Nature Center June 5-7 “was the busiest in both number of people who attended and books.” Anderson has spearheaded the event, which began in 1999, the last four years. The event is co-sponsored by the Joliet Park District.

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Will County Executive Larry Walsh Adds Additional Romeoville-area   Transportation Open House -- Mon. June 8

Will County Executive Larry Walsh Adds Additional Romeoville-area Transportation Open House -- Mon. June 8

The Will County Division of Transportation has added an additional meeting to the spring open house schedule so that residents in the Romeoville, Bolingbrook and northern Will County area have an opportunity to learn more and help shape the development of the County’s 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan.  The additional open house will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., Mon., June 8 at the Romeoville Village Hall, 1050 West Romeo Road, Romeoville.

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Will County unemployment continues to decline

Will County unemployment continues to decline

Rate decreases by nearly one percent over last month

The employment outlook in Will County continues to improve with the latest unemployment rate listed at 6.1 percent, which is down from 6.8 percent in March 2015 and one and a half percent lower than April of 2014. Will County Executive Larry Walsh said this decrease is a positive reflection of the business climate in the county.

     “Together with our county board, our municipal and business leaders, we work very hard to keep Will County a business friendly county,” Walsh said.

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Will County honors 48 schools with Earth Flag Awards

Will County honors 48 schools with Earth Flag Awards

Nearly 700 students and staff members from 24 Will County schools attended the Earth Flag Awards ceremony at Rialto Square Theater in Joliet.

Another 24 schools also won the award after working with the Joan O’Keefe, the Environmental Educator with the Resource Recovery and Energy Division of the Will County Land Use Department, but were unable to attend.

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Will County to accept string lights for recycling at four locations

Traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving is a good time to bring out Christmas decorations and the time people discover non-working string lights. Will County Executive Larry Walsh reminds residents to dispose of these lights in an environmentally friendly way.
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Happy Thanksgiving

The Will County Office Building will be closed on Thurs. Nov. 28 and Fri. Nov. 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Mon. Dec. 2.
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Will County to receive $850,000 grant to establish Dislocated Worker program

Officials from the Workforce Services Division of Will County and the Office of Substance Use Initiatives, under the Will County Executive Office, announced the county will receive more than $850,000 from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).
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Workforce Center of Will County to host Job Fair on December 12

The Workforce Center of Will County will host a job fair from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on. Thurs. Dec. 12 at its location in Suite 100, 2400 Glenwood Avenue in Joliet.

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Homeless Memorial Service to remember those who have died

The public is invited to attend a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20 at the Joliet Public Library, 150 N. Ottawa Street in downtown Joliet, to honor homeless and formally homeless people who have died. In addition to honoring these individuals, county and city officials hope the event will raise awareness to the needs of the homeless community.
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Will County’s Aa1 rating confirmed by Moody’s Investor Service

Will County officials announced today that Moody’s Investor Service has confirmed the county’s Aa1 credit rating. Moody’s reports that the credit position for Will County is very high quality and its Aa1 rating is slightly above the national median rating of Aa2.
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Workforce Center of Will County to host Job Fair on December 17

The Workforce Center of Will County will host a job fair from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on. Tues. Dec. 17 at its location in Suite 100, 2400 Glenwood Avenue in Joliet.
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