Loughran Cappel, Connor partner to host virtual workshops for local job seekers

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connor cappel 070921Will County, Ill.  – State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel and State Senator John Connor are partnering with the Illinois Department of Employment Security and the Workforce Center of Will County to host a series of workshops to provide local residents with the tools necessary for a successful job search.

“As we move through the waning days of the pandemic, we expect to see our state’s employment numbers continue to rise,” said Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood).“By doing our part to provide resources for local job seekers through partnerships with entities like IDES and the Workforce Center of Will County, Illinois can re-emerge with one of our nation’s strongest economies.”

 

“When our workforce is strong, our economy flourishes,” said Connor (D-Lockport).“Programs like these are crucial to rebuilding our state post-pandemic and ensuring that Illinoisans looking for work have the resources necessary to take advantage of opportunities that come their way.”

 

Workshops will be centered on the topics of searching for jobs, interview preparation, and career changes. They will be held on the following dates:

  • July 13, 10:00 a.m. – Master Your Job Search: A review of basic job search techniques, including networking, how to use the Internet to conduct your job search, and salary negotiation.
  • July 20, 10:00 a.m. – Career Information Systems (CIS): For those preparing for a career change, returning to the workforce after a break in employment, or both. CISJR features job search resources, career planning guidance, and then connects you to Illinois Job Link – the Illinois Labor Exchange system – to see actual jobs posted by Illinois employers. Use Jobseeker Success Mindset Training to help overcome potential barriers to reemployment and find your new career direction.
  • July 27, 10:00 a.m. – Online Interview Workshop: Learn how to prepare for a virtual or in-person job interview so you will be confident and ready to make a positive impression

People interested in attending these free events must register and can do so by calling Senator Loughran Cappel’s District Office at (815) 267-6119, Senator Connor’s district office at (815) 207-4445, and by visiting either www.senatorloughrancappel.com or www.senatorconnor.com.

via ISDC

July 9, 2021 at 03:20PM

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