Job Center Services

The Job Center of Lake County has re-opened for limited appointments.  Jobseekers can set up a time to use the computers for self-directed job search at our office at 1 N. Genesee St. Waukegan by calling 847.377.3450.   Masks required.  We can also assist you remotely with your job search and career transition. Email your request to

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
You can also submit your question using the IDES contact form.

On May 14, 2020, the state of Illinois launched Get Hired Illinois – a web portal designed to connect workers with available job and career training opportunities across the state of Illinois. 

211 Lake County can connect you to social services including resources for finding food, healthcare, paying your utility bills, mental health services, etc. Visit the website or call 211 from your phone.  You can also text your zip code to 898211 for assistance.

  1. Virtual Information Session

    Are you seeking a job? Do you need training to get a better career? Complete a virtual information session today! Read on...
  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. Attention community organizations!

    Refer your customers to the Job Center of Lake County using this simple form. Job Center referral form
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