Job Center Services

The Job Center of Lake County is open by appointment.  Jobseekers can set up a time to use the computers for 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 jobcenter@lakecountyil.gov.

Unemployment Insurance  Job Center personnel cannot answer questions regarding unemployment insurance.  You can file online and view a list of frequently asked questions at ides.illinois.gov
For questions related to unemployment insurance, call 800-244-5631
See key contact information for the Illinois Department of Employment Security

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.

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  3. The Job Center will be closed on Dec. 24 & 27.

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