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IDES Director Jeff Mays Discusses Expanded Enforcement of Employment Service Registration Requirement - effective on claims filed on or after July 17

​6/30/16 - For new unemployment claims filed on or after July 17, 2016, a claimant must register with the Employment Service, by logging on to www.IllinoisJobLink.com. If subject to the registration requirement, UI benefits will not be paid until this registration is complete.

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.

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.