About the Job Center

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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, justice-involved individuals, and anyone with a disability.

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)

Justice-Involved Individuals

The Job Center of Lake County offers the Revive Lake County Program, which provides justice-involved individuals with the essential skills to ensure success in the labor force. For more information, please call 847-377-3438. 

Legacy Reentry Foundation, a partner of the Job Center of Lake County, is dedicated to helping the formerly incarcerated and anyone else needing "second chance" resources to reintegrate into society. For additional information, please call 800-573-8538.

If you have a criminal conviction causing you difficulty getting a job or obtaining housing, the Job Center partners with local organizations that offer assistance.

Prairie State Legal Services offers free legal services for qualifying civil cases for low-income individuals. 

Coalition Legal in Waukegan offers volunteer attorneys to assist in getting records sealed or expunged free of charge to eligible clients. Call 847-244-4900 or text 847-908-5420 for further information. Learn more.

Individuals with disabilities

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

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]


Job Center partners work together to offer services to immigrants through English classes and education about job search.  Watch a video about the Job Center and other community organizations welcome immigrants.

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