Job Resources

If you have lost work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Library recommends these job resources for finding employment.

Local Job Listings

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership: Who’s Hiring Now? lists businesses hiring immediately in the Chicago area.

Illinois Worknet Jobfinder: Use this tool to find recent job listings that best fit your skills and interests. You can limit your search results to the number of miles you are willing to commute.

Illinois JobLink: Offers a quick search option or the ability to set up a free user profile to enter advanced job searches, save job searches, create and post resumes, and receive job alerts by text or email.

Illinoisjobnetwork: Browse job openings by city or category. Registration with the site is not necessary to view job postings.

Get Hired IL: This State of Illinois site connects employers looking for workers with workers looking for work. Provides information about training opportunities and virtual job fairs.

Craigslist Southland Chicago Jobs: Offers a map option for searching.

Workforce Services Division of Will County Job Board: Offers an alphabetical listing that you can sort by job title, industry, work type (temporary, temp-to-hire, part time, or full time), location, or apply by date.

Resume Help

Resume Writing Guide: Provided by Illinois WorkNet Center.

Build a Resume: Free resume templates from

Easy and Free Online Resume Builder: Sponsored by

Career Building

CareerOneStop: A comprehensive resource, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

Occupational Outlook Handbook: A nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.

Updated 5/19/20