Here are some options to find the best sources for job candidates.

1/9: Hiring Recruiting and Training Table of Contents


See what the Business Hub has to offer for Hiring Recruiting and Training resources:

  • COVID-19 and Illinois Unemployment Benefits
  • Illinois JobLink
  • Recruit and Hire Veterans
  • We TRaIN
  • Illinois Technical Schools and Universities
  • Illinois Virtual Job Fairs
  • Employment and Hiring Planning Resources
  • Illinois workNet Service Finder

2/9: Illinois Department of Employment Security: COVID-19 and Unemployment Benefits


Unemployment benefits may be available to some individuals whose unemployment is attributable to COVID-19. IDES recently adopted emergency rules to try to make the unemployment insurance system as responsive to the current situation as possible.

3/9: Illinois JobLink


Search for the ideal qualified candidates for your business with Illinois JobLink. Employers can:

  • Search through resumes
  • Post job openings,
  • Save searches and resumes,
  • Manage their company profile, and
  • Receive email updates as new job seeker resumes are added.
  • 4/9: Recruit and Hire Veterans


    By hiring a U.S. Veteran not only are you receiving a highly trained employee with a solid work ethic and proven skills, you qualify your business for tax credits to incentivize hiring a veteran.

    5/9: Illinois Community College Board - we TRaIN


    Delivering training for today’s workforce. weTRaIN’s trainers and curricula are designed to meet the needs of today’s high demand workforce.

  • Quality and Process Improvement
  • Leadership and Professional Development
  • Manufacturing Systems and Technical Skills
  • Computers
  • Occupational Safety
  • Other Training
  • 6/9: Illinois Technical Schools and Universities


    These public and private institutions have career centers where their students can post their resumes and connect with employers. Contact schools that prepare their students for the types of job openings your business is hiring. Use the Public & Private Training Programs Search, enter your city or zip code or search by Job Family. Use the main phone number for the school or visit their website to connect to their career or job center. Let them know you’re an employer looking to connect job candidates they have prepared. Many of these schools hold career fairs and other events with employers and could prove to be a great source of talent now and in the future.

    7/9: Illinois Virtual Job Fairs


    The Virtual Job Fair (VJF) tools are a new opportunity for Employers to easily advertise their organization and connect with qualified job applicants at no cost.

    Employers will be able to setup virtual job booths where interested job seekers can learn more about their organization and available job openings. Employers may also request webinar assistance when hosting their Virtual Job Fair events.

    8/9: Employment and Hiring Planning Resources


    Businesses, you can find resources with the search below for recruiting and hiring the talent you need.

    9/9: Illinois workNet Service Finder


    If you are an employer, use the search to find your local Business Service Teams (BST). They offer services for: Hiring and placement labor market information, and employee training.