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Serving Southwestern Illinois Counties

​WorkNet Service Centers provide jobs seekers with a wide variety of FREE services to find a job, learn the skills you need to get a job, or help overcome barriers to employment:

Job Seekers

Career Planning Services
  • Career exploration and counseling (Resource room has comprehensive library of materials with knowledgeable staff to assist)
  • Information on Education, Training & Employment Services, labor market, occupations of tomorrow, and wage rates
  • Comprehensive skills and aptitude assessment
  • Development of individual employment plans
  • Comprehensive skills and aptitude assessment
  • Coordination of Community College registration
  • Access to youth programs: Hire the Future, Job Corp, WIA
  • Assistance with scholarship search
Job Search and Placement Services
  • Access to job listings
  • Referrals to Jobs (Illinois Skills Match)
  • Assistance in developing resumes, cover letters, and interviewing skills
  • Individualized re-employment services for Veterans
  • Job Search Workshops
  • Information on current wage rates and job market statistics
  • Information on Child Labor Law
Training
  • Academic, Vocational, and On-The-Job Training
  • Occupational Skills Classroom training
  • Basic Skills Training, GED preparation
  • Job Readiness Training
Kid Care
  • Kid Care programs are for children under age 19 and families with children under the age 19.
  • Parent/Kid Care Assist - Provides free medical coverage to children and adults with children under 19.
  • Kid Care Mom and Babies - Provides free medical coverage to prenant women and babies.
  • Kid Care Share - Provides medical coverage to children only except that both co-payment and premium payments apply.
  • Kid Care Rebate - When children already have health insurance, a portion of the paid insurance premium can be reimbursed to the family.
  • Parent/Kid Care Assist Spend down - Provides free medical coverage to children and adults with children under age 19 after spend down is met. Applicable if family is not eligible for other Kid Care programs due to income.
Other Services
  • Access to Resource Room (Phones, Fax, Copier, and Computers)
  • Support services: transportation, childcare, housing, medical
  • Information on, and assistance with, filing of claims of Unemployment compensation
  • Unemployment insurance assistance with forms and reporting
Community Services
Services offered through the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Health Services and other organizations
  • Women, Infants and Children Program
  • Teen Parent Services
  • Partners for Hope Program
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Domestic Violence Services
  • Mental Health and Developmental/Disabilities
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment
  • Welfare to Work Providers
The level of coverage on any of these programs depends on income and other factors. Depending on which program you may be eligible for, an application is completed and processed by the One Stop Centers.