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Employment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilites - Meeting Agenda

​6/26/16 - Employment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilites - Meeting Agenda for June 29,2016. This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/02).  Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify Caroline Alamillo at (312) 793-9290 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/NextTalk).

Illinois Department of Employment Security Highlights Enhanced Efforts to Help Jobseekers - Implements requirements to better connect job seekers and employers for new claims filed on or after July 17

​6/27/16 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that it is expanding efforts to help individuals who file a claim for Unemployment Insurance (UI) move from unemployment to employment. As part of this effort, the Department will enhance its enforcement of the existing legal requirement for those who file a UI claim to register with the Illinois Employment Service.

Unemployment Rates Increase in Most Metro Areas

​6/23/16 - A majority of Illinois’ metropolitan (metro) areas experienced increases in their over-the-year unemployment rate and half of the metro areas had increases in nonfarm jobs, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

“While some metro areas saw job growth, too many didn’t,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “Key structural reforms can help the state grow more jobs as we sharpen our efforts to help unemployed job-seekers get back to work.”

New Debit Cards will be sent in June.  Is your address up-to-date?  Sign in to make sure.

   ​​5/12/16 - If you receive your benefit payments on a red IDES MasterCard from Chase, please be aware that your card will be replaced in the near future with a blue IDES MasterCard from KeyBank. To avoid payment interruptions, please make sure your address is up to date. To update your address, sign in or call (800) 244-5631​.​ Questions and Answers about the debit card change.