What the Donations are Used For

The Workforce Connection, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) designated organization providing a fully integrated and accessible workforce development system that balances the needs of individuals and businesses to ensure our region has a skilled workforce to effectively compete in the global economy.

Although we receive federal dollars in the form of a grant, these dollars come with eligibility restrictions and other limitations. In order for us to fully address the workforce needs, for both people and employers, The Workforce Connection needs non-restricted donated dollars. 

Examples of latest initiatives that use non-federal funds: Providing Chromebooks to over 60 participants to continue their education and training; Designating three separate workshops for workplace diversity and inclusion to educate and assist employers with diversifying their workforce and creating a more inclusive workplace.

With your help, we can further our mission of assisting our business community and each individual in need of a sustainable career.

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