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Will County unemployment continues to decline

Rate decreases by nearly one percent over last month

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The employment outlook in Will County continues to improve with the latest unemployment rate listed at 6.1 percent, which is down from 6.8 percent in March 2015 and one and a half percent lower than April of 2014. Will County Executive Larry Walsh said this decrease is a positive reflection of the business climate in the county.

     “Together with our county board, our municipal and business leaders, we work very hard to keep Will County a business friendly county,” Walsh said.

Recyclepalooza attracts ‘unprecedented’ participation

Earth Day 2015

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An “unprecedented” number of people participated in Will County Recyclepalooza celebrating the 45th anniversary of Earth Day at Joliet Junior College on Saturday, April 11.  During the 2012 Recyclepalooza, the last one held there, nearly 500 cars dropped off electronics and household hazardous wastes; during the most recent event that many cars went through in the first two hours of the planned seven-hour event.

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.

Historic Preservation Commission January Meeting Cancellation Notice

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Please take notice that the regular monthly meeting of the Will County Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) scheduled for Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The meeting was to be held at the Forest Preserve District of Will County Office located at 17540 W. Laraway Rd., Joliet, IL. The next HPC meeting will be held on Wednesday, february 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Forest Preserve District Office on Laraway. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, PLEASE CALL JANINE WILKOSZ AT THE WILL COUNTY LAND USE DEPARTMENT, 815-774-7902.

Mobile Workforce Center’s January schedule announced

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JOLIET – The Mobile Workforce Center’s January 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 January workshop schedule

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

     Participants will learn interviewing techniques at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 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. 

Mobile Workforce Center’s December schedule announced

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JOLIET – The Mobile Workforce Center’s December 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 December workshop schedule

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JOLIET – Workforce Services Division of Will County has scheduled its December workshops for job seekers. Standout Resumes will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3. Attendees will learn the basics of creating a competitive resume and may then schedule one-on-one resume reviews with WSD staff.

Governor Quinn Announces Major I-55/Weber Road Improvement Project Moving Forward Reconstructed Interchange and Weber Road Upgrades Will Accommodate Increased Traffic - Oct. 27, 2014

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ROMEOVILLE – Governor Pat Quinn today announced that the $69.2 million Interstate 55/Weber Road improvement project in Will County is moving forward, with the first construction projects to be awarded soon. The state of Illinois and Will County are sharing the cost of the project, with the state's share coming from Governor Quinn's Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program

Road Work Planned for U.S. 6 in Will County - Sunday, October 26, 2014

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The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today announced that roadwork will begin on both directions of U.S. 6, between McClintock Road and Interstate 55, in Will County, for a pavement resurfacing project. The project will begin; weather permitting, on Monday, Oct. 27, with a tentative completion date of late November.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT UNDERSTANDS LOCAL EBOLA CONCERNS, ENCOURAGES VISITS TO ITS WEBSITE Oct. 22, 2014

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Joliet – Since October 10, when the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the first U.S. Ebola fatality, the Will County Health Department has fielded several public inquiries regarding Ebola. In light of public concerns, the Health Department wishes to provide area residents with the most current and relevant Ebola information so that everyone has the facts.

Will County receives Excellence in Financial Reporting award Oct. 23, 2014

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JOLIET – For the 12th consecutive time, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has recognized Will County with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR). This certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

Mobile Workforce Center’s November schedule announced Oct. 20, 2014

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JOLIET – The Mobile Workforce Center’s November 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.
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