A highly educated, motivated, and trained workforce across industries is essential to your business’s long-term success. We have researched and collated information on all the workforce development tools that are available to you as you hire, train, and cultivate your employee.
Finding Qualified Candidates
Find qualified professionals who will strengthen your team and are eager to help your business succeed and grow.
Have qualified candidates apply for available jobs by listing positions on partner job boards.
Promote job openings online to a diverse selection of vetted job seekers through the Illinois JobLink program. Provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), this service helps employers match with qualified candidates.
Aurora Regional Chamber Job Board
Looking for talent? Start your search with the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce's Job Board. List available job opportunities and find qualified professionals who will strengthen your team and are eager to help your business succeed and grow.
Waubonsee Career Development Center
Partner with the schools Career Development team to list available positions on an online job board and access a pool of talented, Waubonsee alum seeking employment opportunities.
Kane County Job Posting
The Workforce Development Division’s Job Posting Service allows employers to reach a large pool of local talent at no cost to your company. The Business Services Team will work quickly to post and distribute your employment opportunities to talented job seekers in the Kane, Kendall, and DeKalb County area. We handle all of the posting work, both on our Job Board page and through various online resources and community-based partnerships.
Meet and interact with candidates through either in-person or digital recruitment sessions.
Illinois workNet Virtual Job Fairs
Illinois workNet Virtual Job Fairs give employers the opportunity to host informational sessions and recruit potential candidates for job openings.
Waubonsee Career Fair Recruitment
Waubonsee’s Academic & Career Advising hosts career fairs each year, connecting prospective employers with qualified candidates: our students and alumni! Events are held at the Sugar Grove, Aurora Downtown, and Plano Campuses.
Aurora University Campus Recruitment
Aurora University connect companies and organizations throughout the Fox Valley area and beyond with talented AU students who are prepared for today’s workforce. We welcome employers interested in hiring students and alumni for internships or full-time positions.
INTERNSHIPS & APPRENTICESHIPS
Secure long-lasting assistance from strong, student talent pools by partnering with local, higher education facilities.
Manufacturing Career Internship Program
Kane County's Manufacturing Career Internship Program (MCIP) is designed to help employers find and hire Young
Adults interested in manufacturing and provide out-of-school youth ages 18 – 21 with an opportunity to
start a career in manufacturing. The program works with area Employer associations and Economic
Development organizations to find employers willing to help Young Adults start careers in manufacturing
through a 6-week internship program.
IL. Apprenticeship Education Expense Tax Credit
Employers may receive a credit of up to $3,500 per apprentice against the taxes imposed by subsections (a) and (b) of Section 201 of the Illinois Income Tax Act, and an additional credit of up to $1,500 for each apprentice if (1) the apprentice resides in an underserved area or (2) the employer's principal place of business is located in an underserved area.
Waubonsee Community College Internships
Waubonsee student internships provide employers the opportunity to be strategic with their recruitment efforts, having potentially invested in a long-term employee should the experience prove mutually beneficial.
Training Programs & Incentives
Find locally organized programs and resources that can help you develop your employee labor skills.
On-the-Job Training (OJT) provides employers with a way to have new employees gain specific skills and employment competencies through supervised experience. Workers learn the processes, work tasks, tools and methods of a specific job or group of jobs in an actual work setting, with employers being reimbursed up to 75% of employee wage expenses.
FEDERAL FIDELITY BONDING
INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING
Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) can help qualifying companies upskill current workers to be more competitive.
IWT improves productivity, creates new revenue streams, and improves retention of valued employees.