About the Job Center

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We have special resources for individuals with disabilities, veterans, youth, seniors and ex-offenders.

The Job Center cultivates and connects our employers and workforce to fuel economic growth and well-being in Lake County.

Specific Populations

The Job Center serves all members of the public.  We have resources for job seekers who may have a barrier to employment or a specialized situation including: veterans, youth, seniors, ex-offenders and individuals with disabilities.

Military Veterans
Military veterans receive priority of service.  Please let us know that you are a military veteran when you arrive. 
Youth career services are made available by partnering with local schools, libraries, and community based organizations.  We also support a Summer Youth Employment Program and training for qualified young people.  
Individuals of all ages can take advantage of the services of the Job Center.  A specialized program for qualified job seekers who are age 55+ is available through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
The Repatriation Program is available at the Job Center through the College of Lake County.  See our calendar for an 'Overcoming Barriers' workshop or call 847.543.2865 for further details.

Individuals with disabilities
The Job Center supports individuals with disabilities.   Adaptive equipment available at the Job Center includes: adjustable height computer station, large screen monitor, JAWS software that acts as an audible screen reader, ZoomText software that enlarges items on computer monitor, scanner-reader that can scan and read text documents, closed circuit TV to magnify document

The Job Center of Lake County participates in the Disability Employment Initiative.  Call 847.377.3459 for an appointment or apply for assistance online via Illinois Worknet.

Disability Employment Initiative Flyer in English (PDF)

Disability Employment Initiative Flyer in Spanish (PDF)

Additional disability accommodation is available upon request: Any person with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation to access the services of the Job Center should contact  847.377.3450 or jobcenter@lakecountyil.gov

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