County to distribute more than $120 million with local municipalities, small business, farmers, non-profits, and social service agencies
Last week, the Will County Board held a special ad-hoc committee meeting to decide additional allocations of more than $120.5 million in funding from the federal CARES Act.
Please remember to wear a mask and maintain social distancing to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Methods of delivery may have changed but important job search assistance is still available to residents
Today, the Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) piloted a new service at its 2400 Glenwood Avenue location for job seekers – a drive thru job fair. Participants were able to speak with multiple companies from the safety of their vehicles, while observing social distancing and wearing a mask.
The Will County Health Department is offering COVID-19 testing at sites cross the county.
No appointments taken, first come first served.
No insurance needed
No one is turned away
No payment required
Hours are 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
For more information, contact the health department's COVID-19 Hotline at (815) 740-8977.
The Solarize Chicagoland program returns in 2020 after surpassing its goals last summer. Solarize Chicagoland educates home and small-business owners about solar and offers an opportunity to secure discounts on solar photovoltaic systems through volume purchasing.
In a special meeting today of the Will County Board, Denise Winfrey (D-Joliet) was sworn in as interim County Executive. Winfrey succeeds Lawrence M. Walsh, who died on June 3, 2020. Winfrey is the first woman and the first minority to serve as Will County Executive.
Lawrence M. “Larry” Walsh, a loving husband, proud father and grandfather, faithful farmer, dedicated public servant, and lifelong Will County resident, died Wednesday night at his home in Elwood, Illinois. He was 72.
In light of recent tumultuous actions, both locally and regionally, Will County Board Speaker Denise Winfrey and Will County Executive Chief of Staff Nick Palmer encourage residents to keep protests peaceful. There was very little impact to county buildings during recent riot activity that affected many businesses across the county.
Many other programs available to job seekers and
businesses impacted by the COVID crisis
As unemployment numbers across the country reach record highs, the Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) continues to offer important services to both job seekers and businesses during this unprecedented time.
In addition to connecting residents with available employment and offering continuous training opportunities, the Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) hosts an online Resume Gallery available to local employers searching for qualified applicants.
The Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) will host a webinar from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 4 about resources to help local businesses find, hire, and retrain employees. This webinar is offered by the center’s Business Services team.
Will County residents are encouraged to visit the website willcountygreen.com for up to date information regarding recycling events sponsored by the county.
Normal business hours to resume on Tues. May 26
While staying home, social distancing, and strict hand hygiene are still preferred methods for preventing further spread of COVID-19, facemasks or face coverings are one more tool that may be used by the general public and essential workers to protect each other from respiratory droplets produced when they cough, sneeze, or talk.
Many other services to connect job seekers and employers available now.
The Workforce Center of Will County is offering a Resume Review service to any Will County resident who is looking for a job. A good resume leads to a job interview. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (815) 776-6534.