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Workforce Connection Centers

Goodwill Workforce Connection Centers were opened in Chicagoland as a response to the downturn in the economy that has left so many in our community without work, many for the first time in years. For those looking for work the process is often overwhelming and they aren’t sure where to start.

The centers bridge the gap between the job seeker and local companies. We offer job search assistance free of charge and no appointment is necessary. We provide an array of services, including resume assistance, workshops on interviewing, access to computers and other technology, job boards and a regular schedule of employer recruitment sessions.

Anyone over 17 1/2 years old can use the Center services FREE of charge to find work. The revenue generated from sales of donations in our Goodwill Store & Donation Centers help fund these services.

Resources Available

  • Computer and internet access
  • Resume/cover letter assistance
  • E-mail access and file storage access
  • Printer, fax and telephone access
  • Job postings
  • Career exploration tools
  • Community resource information, including GED and VITA Tax Preparation Services
  • Assessment tools and tutorial stations
  • Workshops (resume, interviewing, basic computer skills)

Employer On-site Recruitment Sessions

Goodwill's Workforce Connection Centers host on-site presentations with local companies who are hiring across a wide range of jobs and industries. We average two to three employer recruitment sessions per week, per center. Visit your local center to see the upcoming schedule.

Additional job opportunities can be found through Goodwill TalentBridge and through a variety of our training programs.

Illinois Workforce Connection Centers

Metropolitan Chicago Locations:

Goodwill Workforce Connection Center - Lombard Goodwill Industries Workforce Connection Centers in the greater Chicago arealocation
351 East Roosevelt Road (IL Route 38)
Lombard, IL 60148
Phone: (630) 576-4660
Hours: Monday–Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, except major holidays

Goodwill Workforce Connection Center - Englewood location
6054 S. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60636
Phone: (773) 627-5770
Hours: Monday–Friday 8:00am-4:30pm, except major holidays

Goodwill Workforce Connection Center - North Riverside location
1900  S. Harlem Avenue
North Riverside, IL 60546
Phone: (773) 627-5777
Hours: Monday–Friday 9:00am-4:00pm, except major holidays

For a listing of our Wisconsin Goodwill Workforce Connection Centers click here.

Interested in volunteering at our Workforce Connection Centers? Click here to view the Volunteer Job Description.

Goodwill FacebookOur Goodwill Workforce Connection Centers are now on Facebook! If you're an employer or job seeker in the metropolitan Chicago area or the SE-Wisconsin, we encourage you to follow the page to learn more about what our Centers can do for you!

Mission Support Center
Tel: (414) 847-4200

James O. Wright Center for Work & Training
Tel: (414) 353-6400

Metropolitan Chicago -
Tel: (312) 994-1440