News and Updates
from the
Workforce Center of Will County
Upcoming Events
See what's happening this month at the Workforce Center of Will County.

Event Calendar for December
Mobile Workforce Center
Come visit our NEW location at the University Park Town Center Plaza.

Schedule for December
State Jobs Workshop
Looking for successful strategies for applying for State of Illinois jobs?

Register for our upcoming workshop
on Thursday December 5, 2019
from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

For more information please click here .
Success Stories
Kris Dixon was employed for 11 years as an MIS specialist for the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District, and was laid-off after a decision was made to outsource the work. Although Kris had extensive work experience and good skills, her lack of certifications made finding a new job very challenging. Kris took advantage of job hunting workshops and resume assistance while conducting her job search. She also received a career scholarship to obtain IT certifications. After her training was complete, she accepted a position at 3Points LLC as a Network Operations Center Technician and hopes to move from a Level 2 tech to Level 3 tech in the near future. Kris was recently able to utilize her past knowledge of supporting the technology needs of fire service organizations when her current employer acquired a fire district client. Kris is grateful for the new opportunities that came her way after taking advantage of services at Workforce Services Division of Will County.
Kris Dixon
Argelia Gonzalez
Argelia enrolled in Connect to Your Future in January of 2019. She came to class on a regular basis and was determined to obtain her GED. She took two of her GED tests in April, went out of town for a month to assist a sick family member and then came back and took her last two tests, achieving her GED in June of 2019. When Argelia began the program, she was working at West Chicago Chiropractic office as an office assistant. After obtaining her GED and sharing her goal of becoming an RN, she was promoted to the office manager. She assists with insurance claims, answers phones, schedules appointments, and translates if needed. Argelia is currently pursuing her C.N.A. and would then like to advance to the RN program at Joliet Junior College. Argelia would not be able to afford college on her own and says: “This opportunity
came at a wonderful time for me and
I am so grateful.”
Job Search Tip
How to Use the STAR Interview Method to Get the Job

You're in a job interview, and things are going well. You didn't get lost on your way to the office, you made some friendly small talk with the hiring manager, and you're nailing your answers to the questions you're being asked.

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On-The-Job Training
The On-The-Job Training Program is available to Will County job seekers who are interested in expanding their skill set while earning income.Through the program we link you to local businesses offering positions in IT, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Distribution/ Logistics and Warehouses. These positions are full-time permanent roles with wages of $12.85 or higher.

Lately, we've been focusing on increasing our Healthcare portfolio. Our efforts have led us to Immediate Cure Quick Care in Joliet. The company has openings for a Patient Care Technician and a Medical Secretary.

If you’re interested, please come see us every Monday at 10 am at the Workforce Center of Will County. You will learn more about the program and how to get started on your next career!
For more information about On-The-Job Training
contact Cleopatra Cook at 815-723-3981
Job Fairs
Workforce Services Division of Will County and the Illinois Department of Employment Security host weekly job fairs at the Workforce Center of Will County. Job seekers may talk with multiple businesses during the job fair about a
variety of positions.
For a flyer of the upcoming job fair, click here . .
Staff News
Recently the Workforce Center of
Will County (WCWC) Business Services Team successfully completed an accredited Certified Business Engagement Professional (CBEP) course through Business U. This was a facilitator led seven week web-based course to maximize business engagement in the
Will County Region.

The WCWC Business Services Team members are: Scott Kettman, Workforce Services Division of Will County;
Mary Gajcak, Workforce Investment Board of Will County; Eva Kukulka, Illinois Department of Employment Security; Patrick Hall, Joliet Junior College Workforce Development and Cleopatra Cook, Employment & Employer Services.
From Left, Mary Gajcak, Cleopatra Cook, Patrick Hall, Eva Kukulka, Scott Kettman
Office News

The Workforce Center of Will County
will be closed on
Wednesday December 25
in observance of Christmas.
We will reopen on
Thursday December 26.

We will also be closed on
Wednesday January 1
in observance of New Year's Day.
Our office will reopen on
Thursday January 2.