The primary goal of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Program is to assist customers reach their career goal in preparing them for jobs that are IN DEMAND. As you explore a job or career path, it is important to understand what jobs have the best potential for future growth and employment. The Illinois Career Information System can help you do just that. By reviewing Labor Market Information (LMI) you can find out what the expected number of job openings are for a career field, how much a job pays as well as pertinent information related to the occupation.
Online job searching is the best way to find work. Sites like Monster, CareerBuilder and a variety of other websites can help you find specific employers hiring in a certain geographic area. We recommend Indeed.com for the most comprehensive look at job openings in your area. Especially if you're interested in employment close to home, local newspapers are also an ideal way to keep up-to-date. Most papers have editions that you can read online. Calling potential employers to inquire about job openings is a good strategy too. Many job openings are not advertised, so ask companies about job openings and their hiring process.
Provides unemployment insurance, employment services and guidance to workers, job seekers, and employers through a statewide network of IDES offices and Illinois workNet centers. The agency combines federally-funded job training programs in Illinois into a "workforce development" system where individuals can find a job or train for a new career.
Under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, the O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. The O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors, is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation.