Career Seekers

Jobs Board | Hiring Events | Career Coaching | Job Training

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events for all virtual and in-person trainings, hiring events, and job fairs.

Career Services

Assistance for career seekers are available at the Rockford, Belvidere and Freeport offices of The Workforce Connection

Connect to Job Training and Gain New Skills

The Workforce Connection offers financial assistance to eligible individuals interested in training for high-growth, in-demand occupations

Help for Youth and Young Adults

The Workforce Connection provides opportunities for young people to access programs to complete their education, receive training, connect to a job and build a foundation for future employment success.

Explore In-Demand Career Pathways

Learn more about the in-demand career pathways in our region and how you can start or expand your career.

Jobs Board

Jobs board featuring opportunities across Boone, Stephenson, and Winnebago counties.


Calendar of Events

Career Assistance Application

Receive Education and/or Training Assistance

Community Impact
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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