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. Read the latest Success newsletter!

    See the faces and hear the stories of individuals who recently accessed the services of Workforce Development and the Job Center of Lake County to make a career connection! Read on...
  2. Summer Youth Employment Program 2021

    It is time, once again, for the Lake County Summer Youth Employment Program! This popular program, funded by the Lake County Board, will provide meaningful work experiences in either onsite or virtual environments for approximately 215 youth this summer. Read on...
  3. WIOA training

    Are you interested in training or an internship available through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)? Read on...
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