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Workforce Development & Job Center

A service officer talking to veteransLake County Workforce Development offers a variety of job search services and training opportunities to help Lake County job seekers of all ages and at all levels of experience gain the necessary skills to be competitive in today's job market.  Veterans receive priority of service, which includes specialty workshops for military veterans.

Attend an information session to learn more about the job and training opportunities offered to veterans!  See the latest workshop schedule, events and other job information at the Job Center of Lake County.

Success Stories

Sheila with WorkforceAn Army veteran, Sheila, looked for work for almost two years after she was laid off from a position as a claims adjuster. Lake County Workforce Development funded her through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) to get an Associate degree in Human Services. As a part of her studies, Sheila completed an externship at a non-profit agency specializing in behavioral health. Upon completing her degree, Sheila was offered a full-time position at that agency as a Client Services Representative. Sheila advises others to use the Job Center and tap into training scholarships.


Cliff with WorkforceCliff was a member of the US Army Reserve and a Quality Professional for a local pharmaceutical company. When he was laid off in 2011, Lake County Workforce Development funded him through the Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) to get a Bachelor Degree in Workforce Education and Development. He is currently employed as a Career Specialist with Lake County.

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Job Center of Lake County
1 N. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085

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Every Tuesday at 3 pm
Every Thursday at 11 am