The Chicago Employment Law Blog

Illinois Labor Agencies

The Illinois Department of Employment Security provides a wide variety of online services for workers, including job placement, unemployment insurance and training programs:

State Assistance for Unemployed Workers - Includes services for health care assistance; special resources for women, veterans, seniors and the disabled; homeowners; food programs; housing; and cash assistance.

Apply Online for Unemployment Insurance Benefits - Follow this link to file a claim for benefits. Click here to certify payment for benefits, and go here for unemployment insurance payment options. 

One Source: Your Gateway to Workforce and Career Information - A portal for various career resources throughout Illinois. Information about occupations expected to have a higher demand for workers can be found here.

Illinois Skills Match: Workforce Development System - Online program to help match job-seekers' skills with available jobs.

Illinois WorkNet Center - A clearing house for various resources related to finding a better-paying career and managing a household budget.