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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

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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.

Celebrating Black History Month

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In celebration of Black History Month, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is proud to announce the Will County Leadership Series. Throughout February, community leaders will be highlighted and sharing their thoughts on the importance of recognizing Black History.

Workforce Center of Will County to Host Second Career Fair for Individuals with Disabilities in Frankfort

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Following the success of the first Career Fair for Individuals with Disabilities, the Workforce Center of Will County is partnering with Frankfort Township to host a second job fair on Tuesday, January 25. The first career fair for individuals with disabilities, held in October of 2021, attracted more than 100 job seekers and 12 employers.

Will County offers unique one-stop center for employment needs

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Workforce Center of Will County features several workforce partners under one roof

The Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) offers a wide variety of free, personal services to assist both residents and employers with employment needs. These services are available from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday in the center’s Resource Room.

Workforce Center of Will County releases September Workshops schedule

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The Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) offers a wide variety of services to assist both job seekers and employers with employment needs. These services include classes on resume writing, practicing interview skills, and updating computer proficiency. The center also provides information about career scholarships and on the job training. These services are available from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday in the center’s Resource Room.

COVID-19 Pandemic also creating mental and behavioral health crisis

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Isolation and limited recovery supports increasing risk for relapse and fatal overdose

The prolonged coronavirus pandemic has created many unintended consequences. Sixty-two percent of Americans have reported feeling more anxious this year compared with last year, according to a public opinion poll released recently by the American Psychiatric Association. The COVID-19 pandemic is first a physical health crisis, but it is also fueling a major mental and behavioral health crisis.

Will County employees receive new accreditation

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Two Will County Workforce Services Division employees are among the first in the nation to receive the new Certified Digital Career Strategist credential.
Lisa Borrelli and Pam Rodriguez earned the credential through Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches. The new certification focuses on using LinkedIn for job search purposes.

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.

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.

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Will County to Host Annual Textile Collections Event to Promote Reuse and Recycling

Will County to Host Annual Textile Collections Event to Promote Reuse and Recycling

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant welcomes the public to the annual Textile Collection Event at the Will County Office Building, from Monday, May 2 to Friday, May 8.

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County Executive Appoints 23 Residents to Boards and Commissions

County Executive Appoints 23 Residents to Boards and Commissions

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant named 23 residents to 10 boards and commissions in April. This included seven fire protection districts, one cemetery association, the Will County Board of Health, and the Will County Historic Preservation Commission. The appointments were approved by the County Board at its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 21.

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