Welcome to Illinois workNet
Welcome to Illinois workNet, your source for career-building and workforce development. To help you, we offer an online system, a mobile app, and a network of locations throughout your community. The goal of Illinois workNet is to help individuals and employers achieve their training and employment goals.
Find a Job
With Illinois workNet, you can find job openings ranging from entry-level to technical professional across all types of industries and career fields. If your plan is to be self-employed, learn how to get started with your business plan and connect to online courses and business start-up services.
Start with the Illinois workNet JobFinder or Business Start-Up Guide! Use the Job Openings & Recruiting menu to find more great tools, articles, videos, and resources. Learn more about employers who are hiring in Illinois and attend a Virtual Job Fair event.
Network for Success
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.