Illinois job seekers have a new tool at their disposal to assist them in finding employment. The Illinois workNet Job Search & Resume Builder is a state-of-the-art website that provides universal access to online services for individuals seeking jobs.
The system, which debuted in February, 2008, was built using Version 9 of Geographic Solutions' Virtual OneStop software solution. Representatives from Geographic Solutions were on hand to provide guidance and assistance to state workforce staff as they began using the system with their customers.
The Illinois workNet site provides users with a wide array of employment-related services. Job seekers are able to search for all available jobs in the state using a search engine that "spiders" jobs from company and government websites, newspaper postings, and corporate job boards. Job searches can be conducted within a radius of a zip code, by city or county, by metropolitan or workforce area, or statewide.
The new site provides labor market wage information and skill requirements for the jobs listed. Job seekers are able to develop resumes and submit them to several different employers online.
Illinois workNet is a portal for connecting employers and job seekers and expanding economic opportunity in Illinois. The portal is a cooperative effort between state economic development, workforce development, education agencies, and local workforce investment boards along with their public and private partners including local governments, community colleges and non-profit organizations. It is designed to provide easy access to information and services through a network of public and private partners.