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Workforce Center – A Best Kept Secret To Share

One of the best kept secrets for job hunters is located on the second floor of the Washington County Courthouse Building.

The local office of the Illinois Workforce Center, a job placement, training and workforce development center, offers a variety of services to both unemployed workers and businesses looking to hire.

Funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the center provides a host of career services, from helping with schooling costs to online job applications. In addition to providing assistance with schooling, the program will help job seekers build a resume, search for and apply for job openings, and help obtaining a GED.

The Illinois Workforce Center also provides services for businesses. WOIA helps businesses recruit needed workers, helps employers take advantage of potential tax incentives, and provides information about programs to update equipment and other programs for small businesses.

“The idea is to promote both local businesses and the workforce to benefit the local economy as a whole,” said Matthew Jones, the program coordinator for Washington County and the surrounding area.

For more information, read the full article in this week’s issue or contact WOIA Career Specialist Danielle Valentine at (618) 327-4191.

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