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Will County moves into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan

Will County moves into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced that effective today Region 7, which includes Will County, is moving to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.
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Join the Workforce Center of Will County's Virtual Job Club

Join the Workforce Center of Will County's Virtual Job Club

The Workforce Center of Will County will be offering an On the Job Training session of its Virtual Job Club at 11:00 a.m. on Mon. Feb. 8.
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The Mobile Workforce Center is on the Road!!

The Mobile Workforce Center is on the Road!!

The Mobile Workforce Center travels throughout Will County offering a variety of services for job seekers, including computers with internet access for online applications & job searches, the ability to create/revise a competitive résumé and an online job board with listings from Will County businesses. Staff will be available to assist job seekers inside these sites if the Mobile Workforce Center is off the road for maintenance.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Supply in Will County does not meet needs of population

COVID-19 Vaccine Supply in Will County does not meet needs of population

Nearly 100,000 seniors anxious to receive the vaccine, county only receiving shipments in 2,000 doses increments.

Calls to the Will County Health Department COVID-19 hotline are topping more than 800 per day, some days reaching 1,000 calls per day, which is overwhelming the current system as residents in the 1b category, 65+, are trying to schedule appointments for the vaccines.
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Will County approves an agreement to create long term revenue source at the county-owned Prairie View landfill

Will County approves an agreement to create long term revenue source at the county-owned Prairie View landfill

Earlier today, Will County officials and its construction trade partners signed a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the $45 million renewable natural gas (RNG) plant approved for construction at the county-owned Prairie View landfill. The agreement, signed by Will County, Harbour Contractors, Will & Grundy Counties Building Trades Council and Three Rivers Construction Alliance, paves the way for hiring local, skilled craftsman to work on the multi-million dollar project.
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Will County Office Building closed Fri. Feb. 12 and Mon. Feb. 15  in observance of Lincoln's Birthday and Presidents' Day

Will County Office Building closed Fri. Feb. 12 and Mon. Feb. 15 in observance of Lincoln's Birthday and Presidents' Day

The Will County Office Building, located at 304 N. Chicago Street in Joliet, will be closed on Fri. Feb. 12 and Mon. Feb. 15 in observance of Lincoln's Birthday and Presidents' Day. Normal business hours will resume on Tues. Feb. 16.
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Moving Will County to host virtual public workshop Feb. 24

Moving Will County to host virtual public workshop Feb. 24

Moving Will County is a project focused on bringing the region together to find consensus on the balance of industrial, agricultural, natural and cultural resources, residential, and preservation areas.
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Will County employees receive new accreditation

Will County employees receive new accreditation

Two Will County Workforce Services Division employees are among the first in the nation to receive the new Certified Digital Career Strategist credential.
Lisa Borrelli and Pam Rodriguez earned the credential through Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches. The new certification focuses on using LinkedIn for job search purposes.
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COVID-19 Pandemic also creating mental and behavioral health crisis

COVID-19 Pandemic also creating mental and behavioral health crisis

Isolation and limited recovery supports increasing risk for relapse and fatal overdose

The prolonged coronavirus pandemic has created many unintended consequences. Sixty-two percent of Americans have reported feeling more anxious this year compared with last year, according to a public opinion poll released recently by the American Psychiatric Association. The COVID-19 pandemic is first a physical health crisis, but it is also fueling a major mental and behavioral health crisis.
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Local residents appointed to Will County Boards & Commissions

Local residents appointed to Will County Boards & Commissions

At the Feb. 18 meeting, the Will County Board approved three residents appointed by Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant to serve on county boards and commissions.
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Will County to Create Second Grant Program for Small Businesses

Will County to Create Second Grant Program for Small Businesses

Building on the success of its recently completed small business grant program, Will County has taken steps to begin creating another program designed to provide financial assistance for small businesses.

The Will County Board approved the move during a special meeting on Friday, Feb. 26.

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Will County Executive Bertino-Tarrant encourages residents to seek help for mental health challenges during COVID-19 pandemic

Will County Executive Bertino-Tarrant encourages residents to seek help for mental health challenges during COVID-19 pandemic

The impact of the pandemic on social determinants of health, such as employment, income levels, and housing and food security has led to a growing concern regarding the long-term impact on mental health. These factors are also leading to new barriers for people already suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders. During the pandemic, four in 10 adults in the U.S. reported symptoms of anxiety or depression.
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The Workforce Center of Will County Resource Room is open and ready to assist residents with job searches.

The Workforce Center of Will County Resource Room is open and ready to assist residents with job searches.

For residents who have lost employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many job search services available in the Resource Room of the Workforce Center of Will County, located at 2400 Glenwood Avenue in Joliet.

“The Resource Room is an excellent place for our residents to find assistance in their job searches,” said Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant. “Many Will County employers use the Workforce Center to find qualified employees.”
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It's Time To Spring Forward

It's Time To Spring Forward

Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 14. So remember to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday, March 13. Also remember to change the batteries on your smoke detectors.
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County Announces Pair of Community Vaccination Clinics

County Announces Pair of Community Vaccination Clinics

The Will County Executive Office and Will County Health Department today announced another milestone in beating the COVID-19 virus by opening Community Vaccination Clinics in Wilmington beginning the week of March 22 and Monee beginning the week of March 29.

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