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Welcome to Will County, Illinois Website

Denise Winfrey Will County ExecutiveDear Neighbors:

Welcome to the Will County government’s main website.  Our county has been one of the fastest-growing counties in the state and the nation over the last decade and continues to be a vibrant and diverse community.  All are welcome here and we hope you choose to live, work, and raise your family in our community.

As your County Executive, I am a strong believer in transparency and collaboration to make progress for all our residents.  This website is one way we are sharing information about how your county government is working for you. 

We welcome your comments and suggestions on how we can better serve you and our community. Best wishes to you and your family!

Denise E. Winfrey

Will County Executive

 

What's Happening in Will County

Will County unemployment continues to decline
Anastasia Tuskey

Will County unemployment continues to decline

Rate decreases by nearly one percent over last month

JOLIET – 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. “Not only have more than 9,000 new jobs been 
created in Will County in the last year, these are good paying jobs with benefits for our 
residents.  We have seen employment increases in nearly every sector of our economy including 
Healthcare, Finance, Insurance, Transportation, Warehousing, as well as Professional and 
Technical.”
 
Will County has reported a decline in the unemployment rates each month of 2015. As the fourth most 
populated county in Illinois, the median income is ranked as the fifth highest in the state. 
According to Pat Fera, manager of the Workforce Investment Board of Will County, this statistic 
reflects the number of skilled and degreed jobs which yield some of the highest salaries in Will 
County. She said the economic outlook has been improving for local workers.
 
“The average monthly wage in Will County has increased by $200 in the last two years from
$3,745 per month to $3,950,” she said. “In addition, average wages have increased in nearly every 
employment sector in the County.”
 
“I am proud of the work Pat Fera and our Workforce Investment Board, along with John Greuling with 
the Will County Center for Economic Development, do to attract successful companies with quality 
jobs to our county,” said Walsh. “This cooperative effort keeps Will County one of the best places 
to live, work, and operate a business.”
For more information on jobs available in Will County, visit the www.jobs4people.org.
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CARES Act applications are now being accepted
Local Government Assistance

Will County is accepting applications for reimbursement through September 8.

Local Government Assistance Application


Small Business Assistance 

The application will be posted and accepted starting Monday, August 24. All applications must be received by Monday, September 28.

Small Business Assistance Application - English

Small Business Assistance Application -Spanish

Tribute to Will County Executive Larry Walsh
Senator Dick Durbin (D, IL) pays tribute to the life and service of Larry Walsh Sr.

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Employment Opportunities

Upcoming Events

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Workforce Center to host drive-through job fair  in Frankfort Township

Workforce Center to host drive-through job fair in Frankfort Township

The Workforce Center of Will County will host a drive-through job fair from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Frankfort Township office building, 11000 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort.  

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Public Health & Safety Committee - 10:00 a.m.

Meetings will be held in the County Board Committee Room in the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, Illinois, unless stated otherwise. Meeting agendas and cancellations are available on the website www.willcountyboard.com. To contact us, email: countyboard@willcountyillinois.com or phone: 815.740.4602.

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Executive Committee - 10 a.m.

Meetings will be held in the County Board Committee Room in the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, Illinois, unless stated otherwise. Meeting agendas and cancellations are available on the website www.willcountyboard.com. To contact us, e-mail: countyboard@willcountyillinois.com or phone 815.740.4602.

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