Federal Government and Civil Service Departments

Look for federal and local civil service positions which you will not usually find in the local newspaper. Governmental agencies have their own application procedures, and you can research these in the local library. As an example, visit www.state.il.us/cms to learn about employment within the state of Illinois. Or visit www.usajobs.gov for jobs with the Department of Homeland Security and other Federal Government jobs

State of Illinois Information Resources

The Illinois Workforce Information Center (WIC) is a dynamic and interactive information system that contains customized information for individuals that may be planning a new career. To find additional career exploration tools and occupational profiles as well as other services for individual job seekers, visit http://www.ides.illinois.gov/Pages/Career_Information.aspx.

For a comprehensive online resource serving Illinois' job seekers, visit http://www.ilworkinfo.com/, know as One Source, your gateway to workforce and career information. One Source provides access to Illinois' labor market reports; career exploration products, current and historical workforce and occupational information; and an on-line training tool designed to help you use the Illinois Department of Employment Security's trio of economy-related websites. 

Also, visit http://www.ides.state.il.us/ to find the Illinois Employment and Training Center that is nearest you.

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