Yingling highlights free online job training resource

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ROUND LAKE BEACH – With unemployment rates rising in the past few months, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is highlighting new job training resources for those who are out of work because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The economic downturn that has been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has hit families in many ways, including job loss,” Yingling said in a news release. “Many Illinoisans are out of work and face uncertainty through no fault of their own, which is why it’s more important than ever to provide ample resources and assistance to help families through these difficult times.”

As of May, the unemployment rate in Illinois was 14.7%, with Lake County at 12.9%, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

The state is partnering with the online higher education platform Coursera to offer more than 3,800 courses that teach in-demand skills to unemployed Illinoisans. Illinois is one of the first states in the nation to provide free online job training courses to its residents. Registration for the online courses is available through September by visiting the Coursera website at www.coursera.org/government/workforce-recovery.�

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