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Career Information

IDES provides our Workforce Partners access to career development tools and career information resources targeted to the full range of customers. We also provide you with hot leads on the latest job postings so your customers can find employment fast!

Find the latest information on occupations, education, wages and much more by clicking on the links in the table below:

Career Resource What's it about? Who's it for?
CIS Junior Explore occupations based on interests and find information about the world of work. Includes classroom activities. Suitable for grades 5-8. Middle and junior high school students
CIS Plus Additional premium features available for lease such as GED preparation, as well as ACT and SAT courses and practice tests. Also includes optional career guidance instruments. School counselors
Illinois Career Information System (CIS)

Find information on occupations, education, and financial aid. Use the My CIS Portfolio to create resumes and to plan both classes and career paths.

The My CIS Portfolio saves your assessment results, favorite occupations, schools and financial aid sources. It also provides access to Find Your Green Job. 

High school and college students; adults
Learn More Earn More Highlights occupations expected to provide the most job openings each year, organized by education and training requirements. Everyone
Occupational Wages Get informed on entry level, median, and experienced hourly (and annual) wages available for Illinois workers. Everyone
ReNew ReNEW is for the experienced worker preparing for a career change or one who wants to get back into the workforce after layoff or retirement. It features current openings, job search resources and retraining options. Mature workers and career changers
Quick Click Fast and easy to use. Get a quick look at occupations. 
Find wages, job descriptions, employment outlook, and education/training requirements for over 500 careers by entering all or part of a job title, or choose one of the 16 career areas to view occupations within their broad field.


For more detailed information, complete state and regional labor market data and current and historical workforce information can be accessed at Data & Statistics and Workforce Info Center.

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