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Stay Informed And Empowered
At Workforce Investment Solutions, we pride ourselves in providing resources and opportunities to support the goals of both job seekers and employers. Stay connected with Workforce news to learn about upcoming events, find helpful resources, and read stories about the many ways Workforce is empowering your community!
Upcoming Events and Programs
- Event Calendar
Stay up to date and register for upcoming hiring events, information sessions, and more.
- Upcoming WIS Board Meetings
Stay informed of the goals and progress of the Workforce Investment Board and find details for the next meeting.
- Careers in Childcare Program
Lean more about this class and see if a career in childcare is right for you.
- Introduction to Healthcare Careers Class
Learn more about his free class designed to help you learn about career opportunities in the healthcare industry and prepare you to begin your healthcare journey.
- Bridges to Careers Classes
Learn more about free classes presented by Workforce Investment Solutions and Richland Community College designed to help you enter a career in healthcare, hospitality, childcare, or manufacturing.
- Carrers in Hospitality Classes
Learn more about this opportunity to begin your Hospitality career for free.
- Logistics Careers Classes
Interested in career in logistics? The Job Training and Economic Development program offers free training classes to prepare you for a successful career.
- Incumbant Worker Training
Learn how your business can benefit from training programs funded by Workforce to enhance the skills of your current employees.
- Empower Pantry
Follow the link to learn more about the Empowerment Decatur's Empower Pantry, which offers free personal and household supplies to those in need
- Career Opportunities with Caterpillar
Find job openings and learn more about career opportunities with Caterpillar Decatur.
- Unemployment Assistance
Find unemployment resources and aid provided by NowDecatur.
- Career Opportunities with R.D. McMillen
Discover local job opportunities with R.D. McMillen, a certified Small/Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise proudly serving the local community.
- Job Opportunities on Illinois Job Link
Discover job ppportunities on the Illinois Job Link website.
- Job Opportunities on Limitless Decatur
Discover job opportunities on the Limitless Decatur website.
- Who's Hiring Near Me?
Check out a list of current openings in the Decatur area
- WIS Participant Set to Graduate Debt Free
Read the story of former WIS participant Naomi Hall, who will be graduating from Millikin University debt free with the support of Workforce Investment Solutions and the Community Foundation of Macon County
- WIS Participants Inducted into Local IBEW 146
Read the stories of Andrea Kelly and Jakivin Jenkins, who bot found career success through the Pre-Apprenticeship Program.
- WIS Hosts Exclusive ADM Hiring Event
Workforce Investment Solutions hosted an exclusive ADM hiring event on 2/28/23 for laid off AKORN employees
- Pre-Apprenticeship Program Provides Opportunities for Successful Careers
Illinois Works seeks to help job seekers excel in valuable and rewarding trade careers
- Customer Success Stories
Read what former customers have to say about the power of Workforce
- Community Foundation of Macon County Provides Funding for Workforce Programs
The Community Foundation announces over $60,000 in funding to support childcare classes and programs for DPS students
- Richland Community College Hosts Local Career Fair
Workforce Investment Solutions is thrilled to have been able to participate in RCC's 2023 career fair.
- WIS Leads the Charge to Assit Laid Off AKORN Employees
Check out the story by WAND to see the incredible ways the Decatur community responded to assist those impacted by the unexpected AKORN layoffs
- High School Seniors Explore Career Opportunities at Local Hiring Event
WIS, the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur & Macon County, and the Decatur Regional Chamber of Commerce recently organized a hiring event for local high school seniors looking to enter the workforce upon graduation.
- CNA Bridge Class Prepares Students for Nursing Careers
Check out how Workforce is helping prepare the next generation of nurses with this CNA bridge program.
- Healthcare Day Event at RCC
Richland Community College hosted a Healthcare Day Event to help high school students explore career possibilities in various healthcare fields.
- High School Students Learn Construction Skills with Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Workforce Investment Solutions, The Community Foundation of Macon County, Decatur Public Schools, and Habitat for Humanity have partnered together to present a program that invests in the Decatur community and helps students learn valuable skills.
- CNA Bridge Class Graduation!
Check out the photos from the graduation ceremony that celebrated the students who completed the CNA Bridge course!