Resources for Job Seekers

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Employment Programs

  • Programs for Ex-Offenders

Chicago Department of Family and Support Services’ Community Reentry Support Centers

  • Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

Employment Resources for People with Disabilities

Illinois workNet Work Transition Resources for Adults and Children with Disabilities

  • Programs for Youth

Summer Jobs Program

  • Programs for Laid Off Workers

Skills for Chicagoland’s Future

  • Programs for Veterans

City of Chicago Veteran’s Resource Office

Illinois workNet Veteran’s Resources


Job Fairs

Workshops and Other Career-Related Events

  • The Illinois Department of Employment Security maintains a list of job seeker workshops in Cook County. 


Directories of Organizations Providing Job Search Assistance

  • Through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the City and local community based agencies provide training and job search services to adults and laid-off workers.

Find a directory of WIA providers here.

  • Attend workshops on resume writing and interview preparation, or get job search assistance at one of the City’s workNet Chicago locations.


Resume Building Assistance


Link back to our Job Seekers page (People We Serve)

Link back to our Jobs page (Programs & Initiatives)

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