Grants - Hiring and Training

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TIF Works
TIFWorks funds workforce-training costs for companies located in specific Tax Increment Financing districts. With TIFWorks support, businesses can become better equipped to improve performance and productivity, expand product lines, and gain new customers.

 


Illinois workNet Programs

The Illinois workNet® Business Pathway connects employers to resources and services needed to hire, train, and build or manage their business. Employers can utilize training programs offered through local Illinois workNet Centers for new or current employees. Learn more about the training programs offered through the Chicago Illinois workNet Centers to qualified employers:
Illinois workNet Center Locations
Incumbent Worker Training
Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) programs help local employers develop and implement training programs for current employees who need new or upgraded skills in order to retain employment. Based on the size of the company, up to 90% of the costs of training can be reimbursed through the program. Search your zip code or click Chicago on the map to find an Illinois workNet location near you, and to learn about which services each location provides.

Up to 100% of Training Costs

On-The-Job Training
On-The-Job Training (OJT) program is a “hire-first” program in which the employer, either public or private, enters into an agreement with their local Illinois workNet Center to hire, train, and retain the individual upon successful completion of the training program. Through this program, businesses may be reimbursed up to 50% of the new employee’s wages while they are in training. Search your zip code or click Chicago on the map to find an Illinois workNet location near you, and to learn about which services each location provides.

Up to 90% of Training Costs

Customized Training
Customized training is business driven and designed to meet the special requirements of an employer. The training is conducted with a commitment by the employer to employ, or in the case of incumbent workers, continue to employ, an individual upon the successful completion of training for which the employer pays for no less than 50% of cost of the training. Search your zip code or click Chicago on the map to find an Illinois WorkNet location near you, and to learn about which services each location provides.

Up to 90% of Training Costs

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