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 elocke@lakecountyil.gov 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 ides.illinois.gov
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. Job Search Resources During COVID-19

    Are you seeking a job or transitioning careers! The Job Center of Lake County can help! Sign up for our online workshop to meet our team. Read on...
  2. "Get Hired" website to connect with employment and career resources

    Get Hired Illinois is a portal designed to connect workers with available job and career training opportunities across the state of Illinois. Read on...
  3. Small Business Equip Grants

    Due to the significant number of applications received, we will not be accepting any additional applications for the Equip grant at this time. Read on...
  4. 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...
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