The Illinois Department of Employment Security and the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity have joined to provide Get Hired Illinois. This online portal gives Illinois residents access to new skills training, job and career opportunities, unemployment information, and virtual job fairs.
Get Hired Illinois also provides free access to Coursera, an online learning platform. Coursera offers free courses for newly unemployed workers including 3,800 online courses and 400 specializations offered by 160 universities worldwide. Access will be available through the end of 2020.
Unemployed workers in Illinois will be able to access formal Professional Certificates, such as the Google IT Support Professional Certificate, designed to train people without a college degree or technical background for high-demand IT jobs.
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