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Will County Workforce Services Division and Workforce Investment Board Named Top Social Service Agencies by Joliet Chamber of Commerce
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Will County Workforce Services Division and Workforce Investment Board Named Top Social Service Agencies by Joliet Chamber of Commerce

Recognition received at Annual Awards & Celebration of Success

The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry has recognized both the Will County Workforce Services Division and the Workforce Investment Board as the Top Social Service Agencies of 2022. The award was announced at their February 22nd Annual Awards and Celebration of Success.

“I’m proud our county’s workforce agencies are being recognized for their important role in our business service community,” said Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino Tarrant. “These agencies provide support and resources across the county, empowering both businesses and people."

The Workforce Services Division offers many services to job seekers and employers in Will County, including a variety of office skills and job search workshops, recruitment events, and important workforce information and statistics.

“Having a strong, qualified workforce is an important asset for any community wishing to attract and sustain new businesses or industries,” said Michelle Stiff, Director of the Workforce Services Division. “I am grateful for the Joliet Chamber for recognizing the hard work of our staff to connect businesses with future employees.”

The Workforce Investment Board leads the creation and implementation of dynamic systems to meet the area’s local workforce needs while monitoring future workforce trends.

“Our purpose is to make it easy for businesses to connect with qualified applicants and access other workforce resources through agency and community partners,” said Caroline Portlock, Director of the Workforce Investment Board. “Through our strong partnerships, our workforce system delivers a seamless, customer-focused service network that enhances access to all program services and improves long-term employment outcomes.”

These agencies were honored for their contributions to ensuring a strong economic base in Joliet and Will County, which is a key component of a robust local business community.

Residents can learn more about Will County’s workforce services at: www.will.works.

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Will County Workforce Services Division and Workforce Investment Board leadership and staff pose with their award from the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Both agencies were named the Top Social Service Agencies at the Chamber’s February 22nd Annual Awards and Celebration of Success.
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