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Workforce Services Division releases December workshop schedule

JOLIET – Workforce Services Division of Will County has scheduled its December workshops for job seekers. Standout Resumes will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3. 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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Governor Quinn Announces Major I-55/Weber Road Improvement Project Moving Forward Reconstructed Interchange and Weber Road Upgrades Will Accommodate Increased Traffic - Oct. 27, 2014

ROMEOVILLE – Governor Pat Quinn today announced that the $69.2 million Interstate 55/Weber Road improvement project in Will County is moving forward, with the first construction projects to be awarded soon. The state of Illinois and Will County are sharing the cost of the project, with the state's share coming from Governor Quinn's Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program

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Road Work Planned for U.S. 6 in Will County - Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today announced that roadwork will begin on both directions of U.S. 6, between McClintock Road and Interstate 55, in Will County, for a pavement resurfacing project. The project will begin; weather permitting, on Monday, Oct. 27, with a tentative completion date of late November.

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HEALTH DEPARTMENT UNDERSTANDS LOCAL EBOLA CONCERNS, ENCOURAGES VISITS TO ITS WEBSITE Oct. 22, 2014

Joliet – Since October 10, when the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the first U.S. Ebola fatality, the Will County Health Department has fielded several public inquiries regarding Ebola. In light of public concerns, the Health Department wishes to provide area residents with the most current and relevant Ebola information so that everyone has the facts.

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Will County receives Excellence in Financial Reporting award Oct. 23, 2014

JOLIET – For the 12th consecutive time, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has recognized Will County with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR). This certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

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Mobile Workforce Center’s November schedule announced Oct. 20, 2014

JOLIET – The Mobile Workforce Center’s November 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 November workshop schedule Oct. 20, 2014

JOLIET – Workforce Services Division of Will County has scheduled its November workshops for job seekers.

“Workforce Services has developed some wonderful workshops to aid our residents,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh. “These classes will give residents an edge when looking for and applying for jobs.”

 

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Court Fee to Help Finance New Will Co. Courthouse

The SouthtownStar, 8/28/14

A proposed new Will County Courthouse got its first source of funding Wednesday when Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law allowing the county to adopt a “judicial facilities fee.” The legislation was the idea of Circuit Court Chief Judge Richard Schoenstedt, who called it a … (The SouthtownStar, 8/28/14)

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Fee would help finance new Will County Courthouse

(The Herald News, 8/28/14)

Fee would help finance new Will County courthouse The Will County Board now has the authority to impose court fees to help pay for construction of a new courthouse.  (The Herald News, 8/28/14)

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U.S. Congress Passes Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

JOLIET – The United States Congress passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) yesterday, voting to continue the important work the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) has funded since 1998.

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Will County Executive Walsh seeking applicants for Will County representative on Metra Board of Directors

Will County Executive Larry Walsh announced today he is accepting applications for the county’s representative on the Metra Board of Directors.
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Will County Office Building Closed Labor Day Monday, September 2

The Will County Office Building will be closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, September 3.
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Sunny Hill names new Administrator

Residents, staff, and local officials joined August 25 to celebrate the retirement of Becky Haldorson, who has served on the administrative staff of Sunny Hill Nursing Home since 2005.
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Will County offers residents spay/neuter discount for pets in September

Will County residents who have their pets spayed or neutered at participating veterinary offices in September can receive a $40 county-sponsored discount.
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Solarize Chicagoland reaches third goal, lowering solar pricing

The Solarize Chicagoland group buy program surpassed its third goal when the 36th homeowner signed on to go solar.

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Workforce Center of Will County to host weekly job fair September 26

The Workforce Center of Will County will hold its weekly job fair from 10:00 a.m. until noon on Thursday, September 26 at its location, 2400 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 100, Joliet, IL. A large number of area employers offering a variety of positions will be represented at this job fair.
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