Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
November 20, 2014 - Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) offices will close for Thanksgiving. Offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November, 27 and 28. Offices will reopen Monday, Dec. 1. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Although IDES offices will be closed, services will be available at www.ides.illinois.gov. Individuals can file for first-time unemployment benefits, certify for benefits which is necessary to receive payment, and switch that method of payment to direct deposit. Because Thanksgiving is a federal banking holiday, the availability of some benefit payments might be delayed. The IDES does not determine federal banking holidays.
IllinoisJobLink.com can help you get hired. It is the state’s help-wanted internet job board managed by IDES.
IllinoisJobLink.com features Resume Builder and Resunate. Resume Builder provides step-by-step instructions to create an effective resume which is immediately matched to existing help-wanted ads. Resunate scores the resume against a specific help-wanted ad and offers suggestions on how to improve the resume before applying for the job. Resunate is freely available to anyone when accessed from an IllinoisJobLink.com account, regardless of employment status or eligibility for unemployment insurance.