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Illinois Department of
Employment Security (IDES)

IDES encourages economic growth and stability by providing the following Employment Services to Illinois residents and employers:

  • Unemployment Insurance Programs
  • Recruitment Assistance
  • Veterans Recruitment
  • Identifying Tax Credits (WOTC)
  • Labor Market Information
  • Federal Contactor Compliance (OFCCP)
  • — A robust, dynamic, and comprehensive web-based workforce development system for job seekers, employers, training providers and workforce professionals, providing real-time data.

    • Post Jobs Orders
    • Search Active Resumes
    • Labor Market Information data



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Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS): Department of Rehabilitation Services

The Department of Rehabilitation helps your business develop a diverse workforce by employing qualified individuals with disabilities. The following services are available at NO COST:

  • Information on tax credits and incentives
  • Assistance getting your “Return-to-Work” employees back to work
  • Expert information on job accommodations and technology
  • Access to disability awareness training
  • Employee retention services

Ph: (618) 439-4334
Video phone: (618) 663-3670


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Illinois workNet®

Illinois workNet® connects employers to resources and tools for growing and developing their workforce. Visit our website and stay current by subscribing to updates and following us on social media. There are always new employer resources, events, and webinars available online and throughout Illinois.

  • Recruitment & Job Fairs
  • Training Resources
  • Layoff Assistance
  • Labor Market Information, more!



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John A. Logan College —
Center for Workforce Development

The Center for Workforce Development is devoted to training the unemployed, underemployed, and currently employed who need to upgrade workplace skills. The following programs and services are available to individual workers and area employers:

  • Continuing and Professional Education
  • Workforce Training, Special Programs and Short-Term Courses
  • Customized training programs geared to specific business and industry needs.
  • Special needs projects or consulting services.
  • Identifying and developing educational programs needed for emerging occupations.
  • Planning and coordination of conferences, seminars, and workshops developed for area businesses, organizational groups, and governmental agencies dealing with work force topics or events.

Ph: (618) 985-3741, ext. 8597

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Man-Tra-Con Corporation

Man-Tra-Con has been providing workforce connections to employers and job seekers for over 40 years. We can help your business find qualified candidates and develop a skilled workforce. The following NO-COST services are available:

  • Recruitment and screening
  • On-site and virtual hiring events
  • Training and re-training via registered apprenticeships, on-the-job training, incumbent worker training, work-based learning, internships, and more!
  • Mass layoff, plant closure, and layoff transition services

Man-Tra-Con receives public workforce funding from the Southern Illinois Workforce Development Board (SIWDB) to provide workforce services in a five county region. To learn more, visit our website.

Ph: (618) 998-0970, ext. 202


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Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

SCSEP is an on-the-job training and employment program designed to help those aged 55 and older:

  • Update their jobs skills
  • Build work experience and confidence
  • Continue to have economic security and well-being

Ph: (618) 514-7782


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Rend Lake College

Community & Corporate Education is dedicated to meeting the training/retraining needs of business and industry and providing residents of the college district with the training needed to upgrade skills or obtain full-time employment.

The Center also provides “customized” training to area employers using Rend Lake College instructors, staff, and consultants. Training can be delivered on-site, on the Rend Lake College campus, at the Rend Lake College Marketplace in Mt. Vernon, or the Murphy-Wall Pinckneyville Campus.

  • Culinary Arts, and Truck Driver Training
  • Work Ethics and Community Education
  • Business and Industry Training
  • Computer Workshops
  • Cooperative Education and Volunteerism

Ph: (618) 437-5321, ext. 1367 Website:


UMOS: Building Better Futures

UMOS — National Farmworker
Jobs Program (NFJP)

The NFJP provides funding to help MSFWs and their families achieve economic self-sufficiency by offering supportive services while working in agriculture or by helping them acquire new skills for jobs offering higher sustainable wages. Services under this program include training and career services, youth services, housing services and supportive services.

Ph: (309) 737-8738


Information regarding the funding source of workforce grants awarded by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity using federal funds from the United States Department of Labor can be found at this link: