BUSINESS CONNECTIONS
Q3 2020
Building People and Opportunities to Grow Business in Will County
Information about the programs and services available to your business
to help recruit, train and retain your workforce.
Local Businesses Recognized Statewide!

Two Will County businesses were recently recognized at the State level by the Illinois Workforce Partnership (IWP). Borowski Race Engines, Inc. of Rockdale, IL was recognized as Business Leader of the Year and National Tube Supply, University Park, IL received the Innovative Solutions recognition.

In addition, Borowski Race Engines, Inc. was a part of the Illinois Workforce Partnership (IWP) compilation video that was sent to the Illinois Workforce Board.

Take a few moments (by clicking on the blue buttons to the right) to learn how our local businesses benefited from services offered through the Workforce Center of Will County.
Drive-Thru Job Fairs

This fall the Workforce Center of Will County took the hiring show on the road by participating in several Drive-Thru Job Fairs throughout Will County. Many businesses participated with the hopes of finding potential candidates through this safe, outdoor approach. Everyone that participated felt it was a very worthwhile endeavor. During these challenging times, we strive to find innovative ways to assist in your search for potential candidates.
A variety of labor and economic reports are just a click away at willcountyworkforceboard.com. Need something more customized? Contact Mary Gajcak of the Workforce Investment Board for options.

The September Unemployment Numbers
are now available for Will County!

Unemployment rate: 9.7%
Labor Force: 346,996
Employed: 313,386
Unemployed: 33,610
Click here for full report.
ABOUT THE BST
The Workforce Center of Will County's Business Services Team (BST) meets bi-monthly to discuss, plan, and implement strategies to assist businesses across the County. The team also attends bi-monthly Regional Business Services meetings to brainstorm and discuss with BSTs in other counties throughout Illinois.

The active discussion enables Will County BST to best serve businesses and apply value. The team hosts webinars on its services and is updating its website to provide solutions across a wide range of industries in their recruitment, retention, and training needs. Learn more at will.works.

Team Members:
Cleopatra Cook, Employment & Employer Services
Mary Gajcak, Workforce Investment Board of Will County
Patrick Hall, Joliet Junior College Workforce Development
Scott Kettman, Workforce Services Division of Will County
Eva Kukulka, Illinois Department of Employment Security
Biswa (Biz) Phuyal, Illinois DHS, Division of Rehabilitation Services