About the Job Center

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We have special resources for individuals with disabilities, veterans, youth, seniors and ex-offenders.


Cultivating and connecting our employers and workforce to fuel economic growth and well-being in Lake County.


Our team is an innovative and essential agent for economic growth

Specific Populations

The Job Center serves all members of the public.  We have resources for job seekers who may have a barrier to employment or a specialized situation including: veterans, youth, seniors, ex-offenders and individuals with disabilities.

Military Veterans
Military veterans receive priority of service.  Please let us know that you are a military veteran when you arrive.  A program is available through the Illinois Department of Employment Security for veterans with barriers
Youth career services are made available by partnering with local schools, libraries, and community based organizations.  Applications for the Lake County Summer Youth Employment Program are available on the Job Center website during the month of February each year. 
Individuals of all ages can take advantage of the services of the Job Center.  A specialized program for qualified job seekers who are age 55+ is available through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
The Repatriation Program is available at the Job Center through the College of Lake County.  See our calendar for an 'Overcoming Barriers' workshop or call 847.543.2865 for further details.  Prairie State Legal Services offers free legal services for qualifying civil cases for low-income individuals.  

Individuals with disabilities
The Job Center supports individuals with disabilities.   Adaptive equipment available at the Job Center includes: adjustable height computer station, large screen monitor, JAWS software that acts as an audible screen reader, ZoomText software that enlarges items on computer monitor,  and a closed circuit TV to magnify documents.

The Job Center of Lake County participates in the Ticket to Work program.  

Additional disability accommodation is available upon request: Any person with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation to access the services of the Job Center should contact  847.377.3450 or [email protected]

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