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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Our Statement of Equity
Recognizing its economic, societal and organizational benefits, we are committed leaders of workforce diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Advocating and supporting equitable access to career and employment opportunities, we partner with employers in the region to create equity in the workplace and promote a culture of belonging where everyone is seen, heard and valued.
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
Alyssa is a true testimony to what the WIOA programs offer career seekers.
The Workforce Connection is proud to work with Absolute Fire Protection to expand opportunities and apprenticeships in the region.
Wow…what a great example of collaboration of our region’s local government officials, state and federal governments, as well as many regional organizations, including The Workforce Connection!
Kennedy is a Pipefitter apprentice at Plumbers, Pipefitters and HVACR Local 23 and loves her position! !
The Workforce Connection’s Career Center will be holding our first Partner Day to connect our partners and customers on-site.
The Workforce Connection’s Board Member Updates
The Workforce Connection Board
Your Region’s Workforce Board
Serving Boone, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties in Northern Illinois
Please note: The next press release with November 2023 information will be Thursday, December 29, 2023.
Data provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Tom Austin.
For any additional Labor Market information data inquiries, please reach out to The Workforce Connection at email@example.com .
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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 815-395-6638. 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. To view additional information related to the U.S. Department of Labor funding of this program, please visit www.theworkforceconnection.org/USDOLstatement