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Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment

​Workforce Development Division​​

Serving Kane, Kendall and DeKalb Counties

Office: 143 First Street, Batavia, IL 60510


Abou​t the Workforce Development Division

The Workforce Development Division provides services to ready the workforce for employment through federally-funded programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). WIOA provides the framework for a unique national workforce preparation and employ­ment system designed to meet both the needs of the nation's businesses and the needs of job seekers and those who want to further their careers. Our program serves the residents of Kane, Kendall and DeKalb Counties, and is overseen by a local Workforce Development Board, which includes representatives from across the three-county area.​

Job Seeker Services
We provide a host of services to eligible adults who need assistance in seeking and obtaining new employment or enhancing their job skill​s.

Business Services
Building and maintaining a skilled workforce is critical to the success of any business -- let us help with your hiring and training needs!

We offer a variety of services and programs to benefit local businesses, including recruitment assistance and grants to train new hires or your existing workforce. Whether you are developing or expanding your business, the Workforce Development Division has the tools and resources to facilitate your needs.

Youth Services
Our youth representatives focus their efforts on youth between t​he ages of 16-24. The youth we serve have been identified as needing an extra push to help them complete high school to receive a diploma, obtain a GED or get a job.​


Access to Additio​nal Resources

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Events Calendar
- The "Job Fairs Workshop & Events" calendar presents items​ of employment interest that are sponsored  by other agencies or outside of Kane, DeKalb or Kendall counties.

Locations - We have four locations throughout the three-county area to serve you.

Resources
- The Workforce Development Division hosts a variety of workshops in the one-stop centers. If you are interested in participating in any of the workshops, please contact one of our Career Resource Center Representatives.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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PUBLIC NOTICE

February 16, 2024

The Workforce Development Board of Kane, Kendall and DeKalb Counties is accepting public comment on the draft Workforce Development Plan for Local Area #5​ in accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The plan must be approved by the Board prior to submittal to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Concurrently, comments are being accepted on the draft Northeast Regional Workforce Plan. Questions or comments regarding both documents may be submitted to Jeanine Niedzwiedz via email at niedzwiedzjeanine@countyofkane.org until Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.​