VIRTUAL: Get Hired Illinois & Illinois Job Link

Tue, Feb 8, 2022
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for this workshop to receive information about state-based employment resources for Illinois job seekers and employers.

David Garvey will discuss Get Hired Illinois, an  online portal dedicated to connecting Illinois residents with access to new skills training, job and career opportunities, and virtual job fairs. Don Ryan will demonstrate how to navigate NextGen, an updated version of, which is a resource for job seekers who are creating resumes and searching for jobs. 

About the Presenters:  Don Ryan is an Statewide Trainer from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). Don has been with the IDES for seventeen years, assisting employers as a Business Services Manager and most recently as the Statewide Trainer. In this position, Don explains the purpose and benefits of utilizing to IDES staff, Local Workforce Investment Areas (LWIAs) and other state agencies, college and/or university career groups, and employer and job seeker groups.  

David Garvey, Content Manager with Southern Illinois University, has been with SIU for approximately four years assisting workforce partners, businesses, and job seekers in their workforce goals.  

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