The month of June is National Safety Month (NSM)! This month raises awareness for safety in and outside of the workplace. Throughout the month, Illinois workNet will be posting resources and other information related to National Safety Month, so be sure to keep up with Illinois workNet to stay safe and prevent injuries on and off the job.
There are many resources and programs that can assist Veterans in Illinois. Be sure to make the most of what is available in terms of benefits, educational opportunities, and services in your community. Discover how you can apply your military related skills to what employers need. Read on for resources that are available to Veterans.
Getting back into society after being released from prison can be hard, but there are resources available to help you. Re-entry programs are designed to help people move back into society after incarceration. They help break the cycle of arrest, imprisonment, release, and re-arrest. To help with these programs, the Second Chance Act was passed in 2007. It funds services that help ex-prisoners
Whether you are looking for your first job, or you have just landed one, your employer has a responsibility to ensure you are treated fairly. However, it is also important for you to know how to recognize discrimination, as you don't want to let yourself be taken advantage of.
The month of May is Older Americans Month! This month seeks to recognize and celebrate older employees in the workforce. During this month, Illinois workNet will be posting events related to Older Americans Month, so be sure to keep up on the latest and honor these workers.
Congratulations, on your new job. One of your job duties is to ensure your safety while at work. Are you aware of potential hazards in your new environment? Make sure you know the company's health and safety information. This information is usually explained or provided to you in writing on orientation day.