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.
JOLIET – The Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division has announced the first two raffle winners in the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Passport event.
William Duffy of Joliet won a $60 rain barrel courtesy of The Conservation Foundation. Rita Harris of Channahon won a $50 gift card from Target.
In order to keep Will County residents safe during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis and offer convenient ways to pay, Will County Treasurer Tim Brophy has announced alternate deadlines and methods to pay property taxes.
The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically impacted the workforce across the nation. Many people have lost their jobs and are looking for alternate career paths. Locally, the Workforce Services Division (WSD) of Will County, through its Employment and Employee Services, is offering paid On the Job Training in a variety of essential employment sectors.
IL Dept of Human Services offers online COVID-19 resource page
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) has set up a COVID-19 resource page on its website at: www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=123529.
COVID-19 has changed the delivery of its services
The Will County Center for Community Concerns (WCCCC) is open for business, said Kris White, executive director. Applications are still being processed online or by telephone instead of in-person appointments.
The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the installation of aerial cables on four bridges over the Des Plaines River in Joliet which will require short-term full bridge closures, starting at 7 a.m. Monday, April 20, weather permitting.
IDPH offering special resource during COVID-19 crisis
Illinois Call4Calm Text Line
If you or a loved one are struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People seeking assistance will remain anonymous and will provide only their first name and zip code, which enables the service to link you to a counselor in your area who is knowledgeable about available local resources. Land line users can call (217) 545-5100 for assistance.