Welcome to Illinois workNet

Welcome to Illinois workNet, your source for career-building and workforce development. We offer an online system and a network of locations throughout your community. Illinois workNet aims to help individuals and employers achieve their training and employment goals.

My Dashboard

Setting up your personal Illinois workNet account is fast and easy. Sign up now and start using your workNet dashboard to plan a career, connect to training programs, get hired, stay current on events and news, and participate with programs and special opportunities of interest to you.

Sign in to your account and put Illinois workNet to work for you.

Explore Options

Exploring career options and planning for your career is exciting and rewarding. Whether you’re new to the workforce or have years of experience, Illinois workNet has the tools to help you create your roadmap to success. So, when you are ready to make a career move, you’ll be able to make an informed decision.

Start by taking the Skills and Interest Surveys or exploring Careers, Wages, and Trends. Use the Explore Careers menu to find more great tools, articles, videos, and resources.

Planning for Training

Illinois workNet gives you powerful tools to help you qualify for a job or advance in your career. Use these tools to learn about different types of degree programs, certification programs, and micro-credential programs.

Start by searching for training programs near you! Use the Training & Credentials menu to find more great tools, articles, videos, and resources.

Get Qualified

If you are looking for your first job or to advance in your career, you will need to show you qualify. Do this by identifying your academic, technical and soft skills and then comparing them to the skills needed for the job.

Get started with any of these great options: Job Skill Guides, Digital Literacy Guides, or our Resume Builder. Use the Qualify for Jobs menu to find more great tools, articles, videos, and resources.

Find a Job

Search for job openings across all industries and career fields, from entry-level to technical professionals, using the Illinois workNet JobFinder. Browse employers hiring throughout Illinois and attend a Virtual Job Fair. Locate articles, videos, and resources under the Menu dropdown and select Job Openings & Recruiting.

If you plan to be self-employed, learn how to get started with a business plan and connect to online courses and services using the Business Start-Up Guide!

Network and Connect to Services

One of the best ways to get an interview, and a job offer, is to network with people in your career field or pathway. Look for in-person and online networking opportunities.

  • Find job services and connect to local American Job Centers that are available to assist you in your job search, training, and more at no cost. Use the Service Finder to find your American Job Center.
  • Explore Illinois workNet for guidance on how to make the most of your networking experience.
  • Start with our event calendar or social media guide. Use the Network & Connect menu to find more great tools, articles, videos, and resources.

Updates and Help

Illinois workNet has resources, online guides, and tools to find services or specialized assistance to ensure you can stay in school or keep your job. If you or someone you know needs financial assistance, childcare, transportation, food or health services, or disability services, you can find state and local resources and further information.

Subscribe to our news to stay up-to-date on news, webinars, and more. If you need resources for your specific situation, use the disabilityworks resources or Veterans Step Guide. Use the Updates & Help menu to find more great tools, articles, videos, and resources.