Below you will find information and resources regarding our business services related to COVID-19.

Contact Ron Schlager, Business Services Manager, at 630.955.2037 or rschlager@worknetdupage.org to connect to federally-funded worker training grants, recruitment support, and Rapid Response Services to assist your company and workers in transition.

Funding for Worker Training

Funds are available to cover the cost of retraining your staff so that their jobs can be repurposed and layoffs averted. For information on these grants, please contact Ron Schlager at 630.955.2037 or rschlager@worknetdupage.org.

Recruitment Support

If your business needs to hire workers to meet a surge in demand, post your jobs with us to be viewed by hundreds of job seekers.

If you need special assistance to hire large numbers or short-term furloughed workers, a member of our staff can assist you. 

Rapid Response Services

Before considering closures or layoffs for your business, please contact our Rapid Response Specialist, Susi Pihera, at spihera@worknetdupage.org or 630.955.2041 for guidance and information on Pre-Layoff Services. If you have to layoff staff, there are resources available free of charge for those individuals (including up to $10,000/person of funding assistance for necessary job training).

 

 

 

Additional Resources Provided by our Partners

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at College of DuPage is providing a COVID-19 Weekly Update here for the business community. If you have a question that has not been addressed, send your question to Rita Haake, haaker@cod.edu.

Choose DuPage and Innovation DuPage have compiled comprehensive listings of resources for companies impacted by COVID-19 with updates. We encourage your business to avail itself of the great resources and support these organizations provide the DuPage business community, particularly with assistance navigating loans, grants, and additional financial help that may be available to you.

DuPage Business Resources to Overcome COVID-19 by Jessica Dlugosz, Innovation DuPage

List of Business Resources Related to COVID-19 by Choose DuPage

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