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The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is informing small businesses and communities that the application period for the Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program will close at 5pm on Tuesday, December 15.
As a national leader in Workforce Development, I am afforded the opportunity to work with a wide range of groups across the country. There are so many components that make up the world of workforce development. With each dimension of the work, a door opens to partner with a variety of organizations and corporations. Workforce development is built on partnerships based on the scope and magnitude of the desired community impact and efforts to support a vibrant regional economy. I whole-heartedly believe in the theoretical framework designed for workforce development and prosperity for all.
Digital equity is a condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy and economy.
Request for Proposals: WIOA One-Stop Operator and Title 1-B Career Services for Adult & Dislocated Workers
The Workforce Connection (TWC), the region’s local workforce board, is seeking proposals from organizations or a consortium of entities to provide One-Stop Operator Services and WIOA Title I Career Services for Adults and Dislocated Workers.
While each year presents workforce trends, the 2020 trends stem from the pandemic. As the region’s dedicated workforce board, below we examine four of the most prominent workforce trends of 2020.
The Workforce Connection – the region’s dedicated workforce development organization – received an $18,600 grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois to address the digital divide.
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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.