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Illinois Job Site Full of Opportunities

April 08, 2012

One of the best ways to gear the Chicago real estate market toward a recovery is to put more potential and existing homeowners to work.

In an effort to boost our state’s economy and, in turn, help the housing industry, the Illinois Department of Employment Security has developed a new “help-wanted” system that connects job-seekers with jobs and makes hiring easier and more cost effective for businesses.

Female and male hands in handshake - Chicago buildings as a backgroundIt’s called JobLink, and it allows residents to post resumes and businesses to post job ads for free.

“We can increase economic growth in Illinois by connecting people who are looking for a job with employers who are looking to hire,” said Governor Pat Quinn. “During this difficult economy, Illinois JobLink is helping workers market their job skills and allowing employers to successfully find the help they need at no cost.”

The site is a win-win for job seekers and businesses alike. Potential employees can create multiple resumes for different skills, and employers can create want-ads that require specific skills or search resumes using keywords such as salary and education.

“Hiring is time-consuming and expensive for employers. Illinois JobLink makes hiring easier by allowing employers to focus in like a laser on job seekers that possess the unique skill sets that they need,” said IDES Director Jay Rowell. “It also helps our working families identify what job best fits their needs and puts them in a better position to pitch themselves to multiple employers at one time.”

There are already close to 92,000 statewide job postings and more than 51,000 resumes on the system.

The site also pulls job listings from Indeed.com, the largest employment site in the United States. There are currently more than 550,000 national jobs available on Illinois JobLink.

The service is open to anyone, even the employed, and residents collecting unemployment are required to participate in it.

Ready to check it out? Visit illinoisjoblink.com.

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