The Workforce/Jobs News section provides access to all State of Illinois press releases that have been published relating to employment, the creation of jobs, and issues impacting the Illinois workforce.
- 09/01/2016 - Lieutenant Governor Joins IDOL Assistant Director in Celebrating Illinois Workers on Labor Day
CHICAGO, IL—In honor of Labor Day, Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti joined Assistant Director of the Illinois Department of Labor, Anna Hui, at the S&C Electric Company.
- 08/01/2016 - Illinois Hosts National Governors Association Annual Workforce Development Meeting
CHICAGO – This week, the Illinois Department of Commerce Office of Employment and Training hosts the National Governors Association’s 2016 summer annual meeting of the National Association of State Workforce Board Chairs and the National Association of State Liaisons for Workforce Development Partnerships in Chicago. The two associations will meet, separately and jointly, to discuss strategies for building the United States’ talent pipeline to support a competitive workforce. Illinois was selected to host this year’s meeting because of its nationally recognized workforce development and training system.
- 07/12/2016 - State Reminding Jobseekers to Register for Employment Service, Provide Resume for New Unemployment Insurance Claims Filed on or after July 17
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) is reminding jobseekers who file claims for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits on or after July 17, 2016, to register for employment service and upload at least one resume to www.IllinoisJobLink.com – before they can receive an unemployment payment (unless they are exempt from the requirement). Individuals who are currently receiving benefits are not required to register again. IDES provides temporary financial assistance to individuals who have lost their job through no fault of their own and are seeking new employment.
- 06/24/2016 - Illinois Department of Employment Security Highlights Enhanced Efforts to Help Jobseekers
- 04/11/2016 - Policy Change Reduces Employment Barriers for Ex-Offenders
- 03/15/2016 - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Revises Jobs Data for All States
- 03/10/2016 - Director Schultz Calls for Job Creation Legislation
- 11/05/2015 - State Announces “Where Workers Work” Report Now Available