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Businesses encouraged to check Workforce Services Division’s Resume Gallery

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Businesses looking to hire should include the Workforce Services Division’s Resume Gallery in their search.  

The Gallery was designed in response to discussions with businesses and workers looking for a way to keep resumes of job seekers from becoming buried on large sites, said Scott Kettman, Business Services/Special Projects Supervisor for WSD.

Workforce Services Division releases April workshop schedule

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

A session on job search skills, Master Your Job Search, will be offered at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1.
Standout Resumes will be offered at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8. Attendees will learn the basics of creating a competitive resume and may then schedule one-on-one resume reviews with WSD staff.

Plainfield church first non-profit awarded refurbished iPad2 by Will County

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The Plainfield United Methodist Church Green Team is the first non-profit organization to receive a refurbished iPad 2 in Will County’s inaugural America Recycles Day Non-Profit Contest.

The church’s Green Team was established in 2012 and is responsible for a host of activities for the congregation, such as collecting plastic bags for reuse, recycling cell phones and hosting The Really, Really Free Market each August. According to the church’s application, hundreds of people line the street to peruse the thousands of items donated by the community for the community. 

State Representatives to announce important legislation in response to the heroin epidemic in Illinois

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At the 2015 Hero Helps Community Forum, scheduled for Friday, April 10, State Representatives Lou Lang (D-16) and Sam Yingling (D-62) will be speaking about new legislation recently introduced to address the growing heroin crisis in Illinois.

Mobile Workforce Center’s March schedule announced

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The Mobile Workforce Center’s March 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.

Workforce Services Division releases March workshop schedule

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

How to Complete Online Applications will cover the basics of submitting an online application that will help a job seeker get noticed by a hiring manager. The workshop will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 4.  

  

Workforce Services Division of Will County launches Resume Gallery

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Area job seekers have another way to get their resumes in front of businesses with positions to fill thanks to the unveiling of the Workforce Services Division’s Resume Gallery.

Will County WSD launched its most recent no-cost offering for residents looking for work on Jan. 20. It was designed in response to discussions with businesses and workers looking for a way to keep resumes of local people from becoming buried on large sites, said Scott Kettman, Business Services/Special Projects Supervisor for WSD.

County Executive Walsh Launches “Will Connects 2040”

County Executive Walsh Launches “Will Connects 2040” to update County’s Long Range Transportation Plan

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     Will County Executive Larry Walsh has invited local transportation and business leaders to officially kick off the start of “Will Connects 2040”, the County’s initiative to update its current long range transportation plan. Will Connects 2040 will establish a strategic direction and set priorities for future transportation investments throughout the County while considering all modes and modal connections, including roads, transit, bicycle and pedestrian, aviation, intermodal networks, and freight.

Mobile Workforce Center’s February schedule announced

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     JOLIET – The Mobile Workforce Center’s February 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

Workforce Services Division releases February workshop schedule

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

     Participants will learn interviewing techniques at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 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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First Earth Day Passport winners named

First Earth Day Passport winners named

JOLIET – The Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division has announced the first two raffle winners in the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Passport event. 

William Duffy of Joliet won a $60 rain barrel courtesy of The Conservation Foundation. Rita Harris of Channahon won a $50 gift card from Target. 

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Workforce Center of Will County offers Resume Review services

Workforce Center of Will County offers Resume Review services

The Workforce Center of Will County is offering a Resume Review service to any Will County resident who is looking for a job. A good resume leads to a job interview. Email careerservices@jobs4people.org or call (815) 776-6534.
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Guidance on the Use of Masks by the General Public

Guidance on the Use of Masks by the General Public

While staying home, social distancing, and strict hand hygiene are still preferred methods for preventing further spread of COVID-19, facemasks or face coverings are one more tool that may be used by the general public and essential workers to protect each other from respiratory droplets produced when they cough, sneeze, or talk.
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Workforce Center of Will County offers new career coach services via Zoom

Workforce Center of Will County offers new career coach services via Zoom

Many other programs available to job seekers and
businesses impacted by the COVID crisis

As unemployment numbers across the country reach record highs, the Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) continues to offer important services to both job seekers and businesses during this unprecedented time.
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