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Workforce Development

Supporting innovative workforce programs that connect employers to a highly skilled workforce is central to Illinois’ commitment to ensure that businesses thrive in our state.  In the Department of Commerce’s Office of Employment and Training, the following programs are the cornerstones for realizing this goal:


See the amazing collection of testimony to the value these programs, and the positive impact they have on our communities.  Read success stories.

 To expand economic opportunity, the Illinois workNet® Portal and Program utilizes partnerships and technology to expand seamless and real-time access to workforce development resources aimed at individuals, businesses, and workforce professionals. Innovative partnerships span state economic development, workforce development, education agencies, and local workforce development boards along with their public and private partners, including local governments, community colleges, and non-profit organizations. Through partnerships that leverage technology, it realizes a common vision to plan for the economic futures of communities and provide a seamless array of services.