2016 IWP Awards for DuPage County

Local Business, Job Seekers Honored for Leadership and Achievement

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On May 25, 2016, the Illinois Workforce Partnership (IWP) awards were presented to the winners in DuPage County (LWA6), at the DuPage Workforce Board meeting, held at the workNet DuPage Career Center in Lisle. The awards were signed by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and the Director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Jim Schultz.

Award-winners were in the categories of Business Leadership and Individual Achievement. (more…)

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apples to oranges

See How Your Job Search Stacks Up: Results of Our Job Seeker Survey

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Job search is more complicated than it used to be. A competitive job market and newer technologies have required job seekers to be savvier and more knowledgeable than ever. You must hunt for jobs and market yourself to employers in a variety of ways if you expect to get an interview, let alone a job.

We decided to conduct a survey of job seekers in the DuPage area, to see what they’re doing in their job search, and what’s working for them. The results of the job seeker survey are presented below; with this info you’ll be able to:

  • See how your job search stacks up against what others are doing, and
  • Get key insights and takeaways about an effective job search (be sure to read the last section, Patterns, Trends and Takeaways).

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