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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
Building and maintaining a skilled workforce is critical to the success of any business -- let us help with your hiring and training needs!

We offer a variety of services and programs to benefit local businesses, including recruitment assistance and grants to train new hires or your existing workforce. Whether you are developing or expanding your business, the Workforce Development Division has the tools and resources to facilitate your needs.

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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Job Board

Visit our Job Board page to view local employment opportunities!

 

Workforce Development Plan Modifications Available for Public Comment
 
Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Workforce Development Board for Kane, Kendall and DeKalb Counties developed and adopted a plan in 2016 to guide workforce development programming throughout the three-county area for the next several years. The Board is now accepting public comment on modifications to the plan in accordance with updated planning guidance published by the IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The plan can be accessed here​, with the proposed language additions italicized within the document. An updated Individual Training Account (ITA) policy adopted by the Board on February 8, 2017 is incorporated as an attachment to the plan. The former On-the-Job policy has been omitted, as it is not a required local plan element. Questions or comments may be submitted to Jenna Gonzalez via email at gonzalezjenna@countyofkane.org through April 15, 2017.
Comments are also being accepted on modifications to the Northeast Region WIOA Plan, which is available for download on the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership website here.