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WDD Logo ImageKane County Office of Community Reinvestment

Workforce
Development Division​​

Serving Kane, Kendall and DeKalb Counties

Office: 1 Smoketree Business Park, Suite A, North Aurora, IL 60542


About the Workforce Development Division

The Workforce Development Division provides services to ready the workforce for employment through federally-funded programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). WIOA provides the framework for a unique national workforce preparation and employ­ment system designed to meet both the needs of the nation's businesses and the needs of job seekers and those who want to further their careers. Our program serves the residents of Kane, Kendall and DeKalb Counties, and is overseen by a local Workforce Development Board, which includes representatives from across the three-county area.​

Job Seeker Services

We provide a host of services to eligible adults who need assistance in seeking and obtaining new employment or enhancing their job skill​s.

Business Services

Our goal is to provide resources for employers to train current employees to avert lay-offs, hire new employees who have received customized training, train a new employee on-the-job, or provide assistance in hiring the right individuals.

Youth Services

Our youth representatives focus their efforts on youth between t​he ages of 16-24. The youth we serve have been identified as needing an extra push to help them complete high school to receive a diploma, obtain a GED or get a job.​

Access to Additional Resources

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Events Calendar - The "Job Fairs Workshop & Events" calendar presents items​ of employment interest that are sponsored  by other agencies or outside of Kane, DeKalb or Kendall counties.

 

Locations - We have four locations throughout the three-county area to serve you.

Resources
- The Workforce Development Division hosts a variety of workshops in the one-stop centers. If you are interested in participating in any of the workshops, please contact one of our Career Resource Center Representatives.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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Employer Spotlight

PPG Architectural Coatings of Aurora recently filled 14 openings from our pool of eager job seekers. To learn more about how we helped this local employer satisfy its hiring needs, including a testimonial from Sarah Leider, Talent Acquisition Specialist for PPG, click here​.

If your company needs assistance finding candidates for open positions, contact our Business Services Manager, Mary Yapejian, at 630-966-1435, ext. 40086.​​​
 

New Workforce Development Plan Adopted
 
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law by President Obama on July 22, 2014. WIOA seeks to more fully integrate systems to better serve employers and job seekers. Under WIOA, the Workforce Development Board of Kane, Kendall and DeKalb Counties developed and adopted a plan to guide workforce development programming throughout the three-county area for the next several years. The plan outlines the Board’s strategy for providing access and resources for occupational skills training, educational attainment programs, career and placement services and more for adult and youth customers of the local workforce development system. The plan was formally adopted by the Board on June 8, 2016, and has been submitted to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for review. A copy of the plan can be found here​.