1/5: Layoff Assistance Intro


Whether you have just been laid off or have been dealing with a layoff, the Layoff Guide can help. With quick and easy steps, you will get connected to tips, tools, and advice on how to overcome this obstacle, gain knowledge and skills, and be prepared for the road ahead.

Use Illinois workNet tools to find layoff assistance:

2/5: Company Layoff Search


Use the Company Layoff Search to find information on local events, services, and resources available to those affected by that layoff.

3/5: Connect to Benefits and Services


Find printable handouts and resources to help with finding services, learn about Unemployment Insurance, Health Insurance, and other available services, and get money management tips and resources.

4/5: Explore Your Skills and Career Options


Explore your skills and interest and learn about expanding your skills, find Labor Market Information and explore demand occupations, and learn about training programs near you to expand or change career fields.

5/5: Prepare and Search for Your Career


Create and update your resume, learn how to network and find great ways to job search, and prepare to interview and learn how to get additional help.