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Interested in Education or Training Opportunities to Start or Grow You Career?

Apply now to receive education and/or training assistance, plus career services, at no-cost.

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The Workforce Connection Receives Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award from Rock Valley College
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Looking for a New Career?

View hundreds of positions from all different industries and locations - ranging from entry-level to C-suite.

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Who We Are

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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Looking for new talent or help with retention?
The Workforce Connection's Business Services Team can help!

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Our Statement of Equity

Recognizing its economic, societal and organizational benefits, we are committed leaders of workforce diversity and inclusion, advocating and supporting equitable access to career and employment opportunities and partnering with employers to create equity within their workplaces for all in our region.

Workforce Services

Career Seekers

Employment opportunities, hiring events, career coaching, employment training, and specific assistance for in and out of school youth.


Talent acquisition, on-the-job training, customized training, apprenticeships, work experience, upskilling talent.

Labor Market

Most recent unemployment and labor force information, including employment by industry, updated monthly.

News & Testimonials

The Workforce Connection Board

Your Region’s Workforce Board

Serving Boone, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties in Northern Illinois


Calendar of Events

Career Assistance Application

Receive Education and/or Training Assistance

Community Impact
View Our Most Recent Annual Report

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. To view additional information related to the U.S. Department of Labor funding of this program, please visit

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