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Interactive Career Workshops:

Join us every Monday at 12 p.m. on Facebook for presentations on job readiness skills training including career self-assessment, resume writing, interview skills building and more. Job seekers can also watch previous presentations:

Previous Workshops:

Upcoming Workshops:

  • 7/13/2020 at 12 p.m.  -- Keeping the Job
  • 7/20/2020 at 12 p.m. --  The Importance of The First 90 Days in a New Job
  • 7/27/2020 at 12 p.m. -- What are Transferable Skills?
  • 8/3/2020 at 12 p.m. -- Customer Service in the Age of COVID-19
  • 8/10/2020 at 12 p.m. -- Career Exploration and Search Engines

What Works Blog: 

Read helpful articles to prepare for a job search or career change including rejoining the workforce with high unemployment and tips to ace your phone interviews.

Read Blogs Here



About the Goodwill Workforce Connection Centers:

Goodwill Workforce Connection Centers are valuable community resources that provide convenient access, tools and technology, and support to those looking for work. A large range of work opportunities are promoted to help connect job seekers to positions that meet their unique employment needs. The revenue generated from sales of donations in our Goodwill Store & Donation Centers help fund these services.

The Centers bridge the gap between the job seeker and local companies. We provide an array of services, including resume assistance, job preparation workshops, access to computers and other technology, job leads and a regular schedule of employer recruitment sessions. Services are provided at no charge to our customers.

You must be 16 years of age or older to use the Center services to find work.

Resources Available

  • Computer and internet access
  • Resume/cover letter assistance
  • Printer, fax and telephone access
  • Career exploration tools
  • Community resource information and referrals
  • Assessment tools and tutorial stations

New Registration System with Enhanced Features for Job Seekers

  • Remote access to customized job leads and on-site recruitment events
  • Resume and cover letter document storage
  • Direct link to TalentBridge and Goodwill job opportunities
  • Online registration to workshops and events

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 four to six employer recruitment sessions per week, per center. During 2018, we assisted approximately 1,200 individuals in securing employment and had over 700 employer recruitment sessions.  Visit your local center to learn more and 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-4:00pm, 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-5:00pm, except major holidays

To learn more, take a video two of our Englewood and North Riverside locations!





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!

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