Announcements

Past Announcements


New Header and Menu for Illinois workNet

August 3, 2016 - The workNet team has re-designed the header of the website to allow for more consistent navigation across devices (computers and mobile devices). These updates lay the groundwork for a more modern web design and tools. Learn more...

WIOA Youth Career Pathways - Notice of Funding Opportunity

November 18, 2016 - The Illinois Workforce Innovation Board Youth Committee announces the release of the 2017 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Career Pathways Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). With an emphasis on the needs of young people who are not in school and not working, coined Opportunity Youth, this funding opportunity is intended to support effective career pathway practices distilled by the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board’s Youth Task Force. Learn more...

State of Illinois Response to USDOL/DOE WIOA Unified State Plan Approval Letter Available for Public Comment

August 18, 2016 - The United States Departments of Labor and Education notified the Governor and the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board (IWIB) the WIOA Unified State Plan was conditionally approved pending the receipt of technical corrections and specific additional content. The State of Illinois response is posted on WIOA Works and public comment will be accepted via email until 5 PM on August 19, 2016. Learn more...

WIOA Performance - Public Comment

July 20, 2016 - The Illinois Department of Commerce, Office of Employment and Training is requesting public comment on the WIOA Illinois PY 2016 and PY 2017 State Proposed Target Levels of Performance. Learn more...

WIOA Performance

July 20, 2016 - WIOA Performance Goals are customer based and data driven. WIOA aligns the performance indicators for core programs, and adds new ones related to services to employers and postsecondary credential attainment. Our state’s performance goals must reflect economic conditions and participant characteristics. Learn more...

RFA Release: WIOA Youth Career Pathways

April 1, 2016 - The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, in partnership with the Core WIOA Partners Illinois Community College Board, Illinois Department of Employment Security, and Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Rehabilitation Services, announces the release of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Career Pathways RFA. Learn more...

Illinois WIOA Unified State Plan Released

March 30, 2016 - The final version of the Unified State Plan for Illinois has been submitted to the United States Departments of Labor and Education. You can download the entire plan, including attachments and program specific appendices, on WIOA Works. Learn more...

WIOA Policy - Public Comment

March 17, 2016 - The Department of Commerce, Office of Employment and Training is requesting public comment on the draft WIOA Policy Letter for Eligible Training Providers and Training Programs. Learn more...

WIOA Unified State Plan Available for Review

January 25, 2016 - The State of Illinois has released the WIOA Unified Strategic Workforce Development Plan. The Plan and all associated documents have been added to Illinois workNet and are available for review and comment until February 24. Get started today...

New Illinois Talent Pipeline Management RFA

December 11, 2015 - The Department of Commerce has released the newest RFA for the Illinois Talent Pipeline Management program. The RFA, Application, and all related materials have been posted to Illinois workNet. Learn more...

WIOA Approved Training Programs Search

October 2, 2015 - Have you used the NEW WIOA Approved Training Program search yet? This tool lets you search by WIOA Training Program, WIOA Training Provider, or Demand Occupation and narrow results by keyword, location, job family, and more! In addition, you can now compare up to 3 different programs to get a side-by-side view of them all to pick what is best for you. Get started...

WIOA Implementation

October 2, 2015 - The WIOA Implementation site acts as the hub for all resources related to WIOA implementation, including work of the seven Task Advisory Groups (TAGs) and the Interagency Work Group. Easily access any time using the program tile below or click here to access the site...

Check Out the Youth Guide

September 17, 2015 - The Illinois workNet team has overhauled the Summer 2015 Youth Guide to provide youth with a year round tool to help them achieve their career, training and employment goals. Get started...

Back to School

September 9, 2015 - Go back to school with success with help from Illinois worknet! Check out our latest news item that provides all students with resources and tools to help balance your advancement in education, training, and work. Read more...

Illinois Talent Pipeline Management

August 28, 2015 - The listing of Illinois Talent Pipeline Grantee Awards for State Fiscal Year 2015 has been posted. Click here to view.

Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) Application

July 21, 2015 - The Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) application is live! This program is for Illinois residents with a disability between the ages of 14-64 (age requirement differs depending on the county). Learn more and apply here.

Small Business Webinar Series

June 24, 2015 - Illinois workNet is joined forces with experts across the state to bring you a webinar series covering small business topics. From starting your business to key performance indicators, we covered the topics employers and entrepreneurs need! Watch archived videos from webinars that have already occurred and ​visit our webinar registration page​ to find out what's coming up next.

Summer 2015 Youth Guide Available

June 22, 2015 - With the school year over, it's a great time to start thinking about what you can do with your summer. Use this guide or the downloadable PDF version to learn how to prepare for a job, apply for a job, be smart with your money, and plan for the future. Get started now...

Workforce & Education Partners

April 1, 2015 - Accessing the Workforce & Education Partner Pathway is as easy as ever! Scroll all the way to the bottom of any page on Illinois workNet and click the link for Partner Resources under the Workforce & Education Partner Pathway column. Get started now...