The Lake County Workforce Ecosystem works to ensure that local businesses have access to talent, training, and development resources for retention purposes. The Ecosystem consists of a dynamic partnership between Lake County Workforce Development, College of Lake County, Lake County Partners, and Lake County High Schools Technology Campus. Contact a Business Service team member to discuss options for your business.
During the pandemic, Abbott Laboratories urgently needed to fill 2000 production positions. The Ecosystem marketed the openings through direct mailings, social media and a promotional video. Over 330 prospects visited a Drive-thru hiring event hosted by the Ecosystem partners. Read the event summary
Advocate Aurora Healthcare has participated in numerous talent acquisitions strategies with the Ecosystem. Representatives from the organization spoke about this partnership in a videoclip for the Illinois Workforce Partnership. They credit this partnership with helping them to recruit for hard-to-fill roles and to develop a talent pipeline. Link to video clip.
Laser Precision has engaged in multiple initiatives through the Ecosystem including job fairs, layoff events, job shadows for youth, and has developed an internship program. Laser Precision was recognized for its talent acquisition strategies at Lake County Partners "Big Event". Read more on page two of the Workforce Brief.