Lawrence M. Walsh
WILL COUNTY – Three workshops designed to help job seekers will be offered during Mobile Workforce Center visits in December.
The workshops are also presented monthly at the Workforce Center of Will County in Joliet.
Susan Flessner, administrative manager of the Workforce Services Division, said, “We’re broadcasting these workshops to the Mobile Workshop Center in order to make it easier for people in other parts of the county to have access to them.”
Standout Resumes will be presented at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the Mokena Library stop. Participants can learn the basics of creating a competitive resume and cover letter. Individual resume reviews are available upon request.
At 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, a workshop on Microsoft Word will teach people how to create a professional looking resume and cover letter at Fountaindale Library.
A Job Readiness workshop will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at University Park Village Hall. The workshop will offer tips on how to use current job search techniques to find employment. It also includes an overview of resources including networking completing applications, resumes, interviewing and Illinois JobLink.
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.
The Mobile Workforce Center will be at Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff, Bolingbrook, from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays.
The unit will be at University Park Village Hall, 698 Burnham Drive, in University Park, from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, except Christmas Day, Dec. 25.
Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield, will host the Mobile Workforce Center from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
MWC can be found at the Wilmington Public Library District, 201 S. Kankakee St., Wilmington, from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, except Dec. 20, when it will be in for maintenance.
It will be at Frankfort Public Library District, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, from 9:30 a.m. to noon and at Mokena Community Public Library, 11327 W. 195th St., Mokena, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Fridays.
Will County Executive Larry Walsh encourages job seekers to take advantage of the service, which is offered at no cost to County residents.
For additional information about the Workforce Services Division of Will County or the Mobile Workforce Center, go to www.jobs4people.org.