Laid-off?

Furloughed?

Take control of your career.

 

Connect to critical government resources today. 

 

LAID-OFF?
Furloughed?

Take control of your career.

Connect to critical government resources today. 

Laid-off?

Furloughed?

Take control of your career.

 

Connect to critical government resources today. 

 

Due to your layoff or furlough, you may qualify for:

UP TO $10,000 IN CAREER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Remote options

Use the time now while government resources can help you

Launch or advance your career

In addition to training grants to upgrade your skills, you may qualify for FREE professional job search coaching. No need to pay back. Continue to receive unemployment benefits.

WE'LL WALK YOU THROUGH

Unemployment questions

Healthcare and retirement plan options

DuPage County's workNet DuPage Career Center was designed with YOU in mind. We're here to help you navigate this difficult time. 

EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES

Start or advance your career in... nursing. web development. welding.

From entry to executive levels, we'll cover tuition up to $10,000 to move your career forward with professional certifications and training. 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Popular certifications include CompTIA, Cisco, Microsoft, cloud-based technology, big data, Java, .Net, Agile, e-commerce, PMP, Business Analysis, and more.

HEALTHCARE

Options include Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Patient Care Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, Surgical Technologist, Emergency Medical Tech, Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse

TRANSPORTATION, DISTRIBUTION, & LOGISTICS (TDL)

Popular certifications include Commercial Driver's License (CDL), ASE-certified automotive technology programs, and supply chain management

MANUFACTURING

Certifications include Computer Numerical Control (CNC); Swiss CNC; Welding; Industrial Maintenance Technician; and Quality Control. 

FROM LAYOFF TO LAUNCH

We’ve helped countless DuPage County residents start careers in essential areas of the local economy.

 

ADVANCE YOUR CAREER

Already established in your career? Earn a certificate to keep your resume up-to-date and fill unemployment gaps. 

 

 

PURSUE YOUR TRAINING WHILE KEEPING YOUR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

Use the time when you are collecting benefits to increase your earning potential with industry-recognized credentials.

LOOKING FOR MORE OPTIONS? 

Discover additional opportunities:
  • Dental assistant
  • Veterinary assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Graphic Design
  • Physical Therapy
  • And much more…

 

Find all approved training programs using the illinoisworknet.com "WIOA training provider search" tool here.

A PROVEN RESOURCE

"I enjoy work so much more now."

~George Witowski

 After a layoff from General Mills, George enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Elgin Community College with funding support from workNet DuPage, He lost a job but gained a career helping others, and a renewed sense of purpose and pride. 

Read George's success story here.

SUSAN NORTHRUP

"I didn't realize there was such help out there. After all, I had never lost a job before."

~Susan Northrup

Thanks to a WIOA grant, Susan, a former Carson's employee, enrolled in The Office Technology Information program at the College of DuPage (COD). Her grant covered the entire cost of an Administrative Assistant and Meeting/Event Planning certificate. Shortly after she landed a job earning even more than she made at her previous employer of forty years.  

Read Susan's story in the Daily Herald here.

 

 

A PROVEN RESOURCE

"I enjoy work so much more now."

~George Witowski

 After a layoff from General Mills, George enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Elgin Community College with funding support from workNet DuPage, He lost a job but gained a career helping others, and a renewed sense of purpose and pride. 

Read George's success story here.

SUSAN NORTHRUP

"I didn't realize there was such help out there. After all, I had never lost a job before."

~Suan Northrup

Thanks to a WIOA grant, Susan, a former Carson's employee, enrolled in The Office Technology Information program at the College of DuPage (COD). Her grant covered the entire cost of an Administrative Assistant and Meeting/Event Planning certificate. Shortly after she landed a job earning even more than she made at her previous employer of forty years.  

Read Susan's story in the Daily Herald here.

 

 

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worknetdupage.org

Federally funded, locally driven, we are DuPage County’s workforce development agency operating under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). For the job seekers and employers we serve each year, our no-cost services make all the difference.

 

What people are saying about workNet DuPage:

workNet was instrumental in providing the necessary tools and information for performing a successful job search and in obtaining the critical certifications that companies required.

John Hoekstra

Since my experience with workNet, my life has improved drastically. The new position and life balance it has provided has given me the opportunity to return to college to finish my degree. On-the-job training continues and I am constantly improving my skills.

Beth H.

After nearly 8 months of this job transition, I have landed a position and start next Monday at a company up in Schaumburg. workNet DuPage has been invaluable for me during this job transition period. 

David B.

Deb Hoffman and the entire workNet DuPage Career Center team have been very helpful and definitely set me up for success … by allowing me to obtain additional skills to be more marketable putting me heads and shoulders above the competition!

Eric Rivera

Everybody at the center is always there for me and available when I have questions. This process has been an amazing experience and I would recommend to anyone looking to make changes or in need of assistance to reach out to them.

Marilyn T.

The workNet DuPage Career Center helped me land on my feet after I decided I needed to make a career change. I had previously been working in retail management and my desire to learn and develop new skills was not being met.

Liliana R.

Before Jennifer helped me I only had 2 companies call me back for an interview. Since December I had three calls for interviews and one of those resulted in a job offer yesterday. My counselor, Marianne, asked what changed in December. I had to think, and I said it was most likely the change in my resume that you helped me make. While I hated removing the older parts of my resume because it showed some of my best work, that section made me look too old. So you were right!

Phil J.

I was able to use the on-the-job training program to secure an IT position that offered hands-on training and development. I am now working as a technician taking on new responsibilities every day, but most importantly doing work I enjoy.

Farhan V.

Your team and organization have been so great and supportive to help me and the community. I now know the power of networking and how helpful people can be.

Sneha P

Before workNet, finding a career seemed like a brick wall. I now have an education and career I can be proud of.

Jeremy Driscoll

Without workNet DuPage, I would have never considered going back to college … Now here I am walking to receive my AAS-Management degree this May 19th with my daughter who is completing her AFA-Music degree … I may be one of the oldest students there, but I’ll be the proudest.

Patricia Posavec

“Thank you for finding and forwarding job leads my way while I was looking for work.”

Craig W. was laid off after 7+ years as Vice President of I.T. at a local corporation. He attended our Boot Camp and has now landed a new position as computer user support specialist.

Craig W.

Your program was a blessing and the presentations were great.

After 30 years of employment at the same company, William L. was laid off from an international manufacturing company in the western suburbs of Chicago. After attending our Boot Camp and Job Clubs, he was able to find a new job at a local employer as a maintenance technician.  

William L.

I thought I knew it all until I went to Jim’s Job Search Bootcamp. Not only were the topics relevant for today’s job market, but Jim presents these sometimes-boring topics in an engaging matter that prevents you from zoning out. Jim sparked my inner self so that I had the confidence to go outside my comfort zone and approach business associates in upper management.

Lois A. Lane-Kornbrot

Upcoming Events

Jul 30
Workshops
Career Conversations: Opportunities in Manufacturing – Robotics/Automation

This conversation in our in-demand career series explores robotics and automation in the manufacturing industry.

Aug 10
Workshops
From Layoff to Launch FREE Webinar

Take back some control over your career. Join us Tuesdays for From Layoff to Launch, a FREE Webinar that highlights proven resources to help DuPage County residents laid-off or furloughed successfully navigate this challenging time.

Aug 13
Workshops
Opportunities in Non-Profits
Aug 24
Workshops
From Layoff to Launch FREE Webinar

Take back some control over your career. Join us Tuesdays for From Layoff to Launch, a FREE Webinar that highlights proven resources to help DuPage County residents laid-off or furloughed successfully navigate this challenging time.

Aug 27
Workshops
Using Community Resource to Find Job Opportunities

Learn how to use local community resources to find a business, find a person, and find a job.