The Workforce Connection

The Workforce Connection

Services available free of charge at The Workforce Connection offices in Rockford, Belvidere and Freeport include:

  • computer and internet access
  • job search and resume assistance
  • the latest local and national job listings
  • help with on-line job applications
  • career information, including Career Cruising
  • access to copy and fax machines, telephone and printer
  • information about job training and other educational opportunities
  • assistance for veterans and disabled workers
  • refugee and immigration services

The resource room is open to the public Monday through Friday during regular business hours.

Illinois Joblink & Illinois Worknet:

Individuals are encouraged to set up an account on-line with Illinois Joblink, a no-cost internet-based job search tool, and post a resume to match with potential employers.    Illinois  has a wealth of information for individuals needing assistance connecting to jobs and new careers.  Many of the services available in our Resource Room are also available on-line.

Monthly Workshops, Job Clubs & Basic Skills Classes:  

Monthly workshops and information sessions covering topics such as Career Exploration, Resume/Cover Letter assistance,

  • Interviewing Skills, Personal Development
  • Job Club Meetings with potential employers
  • Basic skills classes in reading, math, high school equivalency test prep and ESL
  • introductory computer classes

Financial Assistance available for Job Training:

The workforce Connection provides career counseling, financial assistance and other support services for eligible individuals interested in new job training with an emphasis on training for in-demand jobs in the northern Illinois region, including, but not limited to manufacturing, healthcare, transportation/logistics, information technology, aviation/aerospace and customer service.

For more information about individualized services or job training assistance:

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