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IDES Newsletter

The Illinois Department of Employment Security is focused on three main priorities: to turn the IDES into the state's employment office; improving our customer service; and cracking down on waste, fraud and abuse. 

Get the latest on IDES information and initiatives through our monthly newsletter. 

March 2014 Newsletter:

  • Summer Hiring
  • You're Hired
  • Sign Up Now
  • Did You Know...
  • Words to the Wise...

February 2014 Newsletter:

  • Illinoisjoblink.com: A Tool to Help You Find Work
  • Get Covered Illinois
  • More Employers Paying Their Share
  • EITC Tax Credit
  • Not So Busy Phones
  • Did You Know...
  • Words to the Wise...

January 2014 Newsletter:

  • Ending Strong
  • Affordable Care Enrollment
  • Work Search Audit
  • Tax Time
  • Did You Know...
  • Words to the Wise...

December 2013 Newsletter:

  • Building the Employment Office
  • Looking for Work
  • Affordable Care Enrollment
  • EUC to End For Long-Term Unemployed
  • Did You Know...
  • Words to the Wise...

November 2013 Newsletter:

  • Job Training for Students and Adults
  • Get Hired
  • Safety First
  • Protecting Workers And Employers
  • Did You Know...
  • Words to the Wise...

October 2013 Newsletter:

  • Affordable Care Act Enrollment
  • Veterans' Business Program to Help Veterans
  • Building a Better Workforce
  • Did You Know...
  • Words to the Wise...

September 2013 Newsletter:

  • Like Computers? Cyber Championship Leads to Jobs
  • Did You Know...
  • Protecting Workers and Taxpayers
  • Feds Choose IDES to Help Veterans

August 2013 Newsletter:

  • Getting Back to Work
  • Protecting Workers
  • Did You Know...
  • Words To the Wise

July 2013 Newsletter:

  • Are You Ready For that Interview?
  • Hire a Hero
  • Getting Back to Work
  • Did You Know...
  • Words To the Wise

June 2013 Newsletter:

  • Misclassification Hurts Workers
  • What's Next in Your Job Search?
  • Did You Know...
  • Words To the Wise 

May 2013 Newsletter:

  • New Tele-Serve Number
  • $38 Million Recovered from Unemployment Cheats; Two-Year Total More Than $82 Million
  • Illinoisjoblink.com is Getting Better
  • Did You Know…
  • Words to the Wise

April 2013 Newsletter:

  • It's Not a Job Fair, It's a Hiring Event
  • Do You Use Direct Deposit?
  • The Affordable Care Act: Jobs and Health Insurance
  • Go On-line And Be Paid On-time
  • If you Cheated the IDES, We'll Talk with the IRS
  • Did You Know…
  • Words to the Wise

March 2013 Newsletter:

  • Helping You Find Work
  • Do You Use Direct Deposit? You Should Switch Today
  • New Tool To Fight Business Fraud
  • Did You Know…
  • Words to the Wise

February 2013 Newsletter:

  • EITC - Can this Tax Credit Help You?
  • IDES is Federally Funded
  • March 21, Hiring our Heroes Veteran Job Fair
  • Are You Ready For SIDES? New Program to Save Time, Money
  • Job Seeker? Employer? Both Should be at Illinoisjoblink.com

January 2013 Newsletter:

  • Were You on EUC? You Still Might Be - Congress Extended the Date
  • IDES and Vets - Helping Our Heroes
  • Doing Your Taxes?
  • Did you Collect Unemployment Insurance? Do you Owe IDES Money?
  • Protect Your Business From Higher Taxes

December 2012 Newsletter

  • Federal Emergency Unemployment Ends in December
  • Take Control of Tax Season - Order Your 1099G online
  • The Chicagoland Veterans Exchange - Another Place To Help Veterans
  • Work Smarter, Save Money, Use SIDES
  • Starting a Small Business? Don't Forget These Critical Tools

November 2012 Newsletter:

  • Illinois Hires Heroes Helps Business Owners And Our Vets
  • Hire-A-Veteran Month Exceeds Expectations, Success
  • IDES' Business Employment Team Is Your No-Cost HR Recruiting Team (877) 342-7533
  • Watch the Federal Budget When Using IDES Services

October 2012 Newsletter:

  • Looking for Work? Or for a Worker?
  • Are you a Veteran? Looking to Hire One?
  • Go On-line And be On-time
  • The Business of Business: What am I Missing?

Note: the information in these newsletters is subject to change at any time.