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The Workforce Connection is a business led board which serves as the regional resource for workforce development in Boone, Stephenson, and Winnebago counties in Northern Illinois.
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How The Workforce Connection
Is Serving The Community
Data from Program Year 2020
July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
Employment opportunities, hiring events, career coaching, employment training, and specific assistance for in and out of school youth.
Most recent unemployment and labor force information, including employment by industry, updated monthly.
News & Testimonials
The Workforce Connection works with youth and business partners and connects individuals to opportunities to expose youth to careers and fill business needs. The elevate Youth program recently connected a youth participant, Jessica, to a great opportunity. Alexandra Mills, Executive Director of Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden shared her delight with us.
Munchies is unique – being a cereal bar/snack bar. We offer food options, Instagram worthy milkshakes, and also much more family fun. It was established in 2021
OMS Photography 815 was established in 2018, it is the first black-owned photo studio in Freeport. We are unique because we offer in-studio, events, family, corporate and many other types of shoot options.
In honor of Black Business Month and Workforce Development Month, The Workforce Connection decided to promote black-owned businesses in our region by connecting with them for a short interview.
Established in June of 2019, KIKIFER’S Entrepreneurial Academy (KEA) is very unique in that it is 1 of only 3 Black owned and operated schools in Illinois that are recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education.
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Serving Boone, Stephenson and Winnebago, IL Counties
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The Workforce Connection– an Illinois WorkNet Center and partner in the American Job Center network. This program is funded by The Workforce Connection, Inc., Il Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, and the U.S. Department of Labor. The Workforce Connection is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this website may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment by calling TTY (800) 526-0844 or 711. Contact the Equal Opportunity Officer at 815-395-6626. This program is subject to the provisions of the “Jobs for Veteran’s Act” Public Law 107-288, which provides priority of services to veterans and spouses of certain veterans.