Job Center closure

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the Job Center of Lake County is closed to the public. We can assist you remotely with your job search and career transition. Email your request to or call 847-377-3450.

Unemployment Insurance  Job Center personnel cannot answer questions regarding unemployment insurance.  You can file online and view a list of frequently asked questions at
For questions related to unemployment insurance, call 800-244-5631
IDES has taken steps to address a high volume of calls and web traffic: press release 3.26.2020

We also want to refer you to some online resources.

Illinois Job Link (Illinois’ job exchange)
Job Center Resource Library 
Career paths on Lake County Careers 
Tips to land a job on Illinois workNet
211 Lake County (additional community resources)

  1. Need to file unemployment insurance?

  2. Families First Coronavirus Response Act

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. Read on...
  3. Small Business Resources and Disaster Loan Program

    Has your business been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Resources are available! Read on...
  4. Volunteers needed for the COVID-19 response

    Because of the outpouring of support from residents seeking to help the community, Lake County government has teamed up with the United Way of Lake County to coordinate local COVID-19 response volunteer opportunities. Read on...
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