Looking for a job in the state of Illinois? Do yourself a favor and stop by the Illinois JobLink web service. IL JobLink connects people looking for jobs with employers. The service also allows an employer to post a job to obtain qualified job candidates. The service is free to use but you must register before applying or posting a job. People looking for a job can do a quick job search by keyword, city or by zip code. It is recommended you search for a job in a wide of area as possible to get the best results. For example if you only select a job within 5 miles of where you live you will not get as many results as if you search within 100 miles of where you live. Never be afraid to commute or even move to find a job. Many people on the East Coast have two-hour commutes both to and from work. If the East Coast can do it so can the people of Illinois!
If you have not registered for the Illinois JobLink Online Service it is recommend you do so before applying for any open positions. To apply you will be required to provide your name, address, email address, race, sex, if your disabled, employment status and if you’re a veteran of the United State Military that must be disclosed as well. Please note that disability means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of an individual. Obviously an employer would need to know this before making a final decision on if to hire a person.
Unemployment Insurance information is also available at this online service. UI is a state-operated insurance program designed to help provide funds for a person who is temporarily out of work due to no fault of their own. UI Insurance is provided for a maximum of 26 full weeks in a one-year period while you look for work.