Get Hired Illinois connects job seekers and employers.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has partnered with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the Illinois Department of Employment Services to launch Get Hired Illinois, a new portal designed to connect workers of all levels and backgrounds with available job and career training opportunities across the state. Employers can upload jobs, virtual career fairs and training opportunities to the page, which currently features nearly 60,000 available opportunities in a variety of industries. 

Coursera can help you develop career skills for free.

Beginning in June, Illinois residents will also have free access to online workforce development courses through Coursera, an online platform that provides workers with resources for professional development. These programs can help Illinoisans navigate new career pathways, with a focus on the Information Technology field. After completing online training, participants will have the opportunity to continue in their studies at a local community college or university, or to connect with employers through their local workforce boards. Illinoisans will be able to access Coursera through Illinois WorkNet starting June 1.

Serve your state while making extra income.

You don’t have to be a doctor or nurse to help out during the COVID-19 crisis. As the state ramps up contact tracing efforts to control the spread of the virus, Gov. Pritzker has predicted that Illinois may need over 3,800 workers in the coming weeks and months. If you think you may be interested in working as a contact tracer for IDPH, fill out this form.

The U.S. Census Bureau is continuing to hire census workers across the country. Field operations have resumed in select locations, with social distancing and other safety measures in place to protect the health of both workers and the public. Apply for a position with the 2020 Census here.

Many essential businesses — including banks, drugstores, grocery stores and online delivery services — are also hiring workers to meet increased demand. Contact businesses near you directly to find out their needs.

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