Will serve residents age 65+, First Responders, Teachers in Wilmington and Monee to win battle against COVID-19
The Will County Executive Office and Will County Health Department today announced another milestone in beating the COVID-19 virus by opening Community Vaccination Clinics in Wilmington beginning the week of March 22 and Monee beginning the week of March 29.
Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 14. So remember to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday, March 13. Also remember to change the batteries on your smoke detectors.
For residents who have lost employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many job search services available in the Resource Room of the Workforce Center of Will County, located at 2400 Glenwood Avenue in Joliet.
“The Resource Room is an excellent place for our residents to find assistance in their job searches,” said Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant. “Many Will County employers use the Workforce Center to find qualified employees.”
The impact of the pandemic on social determinants of health, such as employment, income levels, and housing and food security has led to a growing concern regarding the long-term impact on mental health. These factors are also leading to new barriers for people already suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders. During the pandemic, four in 10 adults in the U.S. reported symptoms of anxiety or depression.
Program to prioritize businesses in areas impacted most by COVID-19
Building on the success of its recently completed small business grant program, Will County has taken steps to begin creating another program designed to provide financial assistance for small businesses.
The Will County Board approved the move during a special meeting on Friday, Feb. 26.
At the Feb. 18 meeting, the Will County Board approved three residents appointed by Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant to serve on county boards and commissions.
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.
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.
Moving Will County is a project focused on bringing the region together to find consensus on the balance of industrial, agricultural, natural and cultural resources, residential, and preservation areas.
The Will County Office Building, located at 304 N. Chicago Street in Joliet, will be closed on Fri. Feb. 12 and Mon. Feb. 15 in observance of Lincoln's Birthday and Presidents' Day. Normal business hours will resume on Tues. Feb. 16.
Earlier today, Will County officials and its construction trade partners signed a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the $45 million renewable natural gas (RNG) plant approved for construction at the county-owned Prairie View landfill. The agreement, signed by Will County, Harbour Contractors, Will & Grundy Counties Building Trades Council and Three Rivers Construction Alliance, paves the way for hiring local, skilled craftsman to work on the multi-million dollar project.
Nearly 100,000 seniors anxious to receive the vaccine, county only receiving shipments in 2,000 doses increments.
Calls to the Will County Health Department COVID-19 hotline are topping more than 800 per day, some days reaching 1,000 calls per day, which is overwhelming the current system as residents in the 1b category, 65+, are trying to schedule appointments for the vaccines.
Visit one of the six sites across Will County
The Mobile Workforce Center travels throughout Will County offering a variety of services for job seekers, including computers with internet access for online applications & job searches, the ability to create/revise a competitive résumé and an online job board with listings from Will County businesses. Staff will be available to assist job seekers inside these sites if the Mobile Workforce Center is off the road for maintenance.
On the Job Training Webinar 11:00 a.m. on Mon. Feb. 8
The Workforce Center of Will County will be offering an On the Job Training session of its Virtual Job Club at 11:00 a.m. on Mon. Feb. 8.
Allows for larger groups for indoor dining and recreation facilities
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced that effective today Region 7, which includes Will County, is moving to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.