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Possible online services disruption due to Internet related outage

A worldwide technology outage is causing disruption to some State of Illinois online systems.  We are aware of this issue and are diligently working on restoration.

Veteran Services

Assisting veterans in finding family sustaining and meaningful employment is a top priority at IDES. The American Job Center staff provide veterans with priority of service for employment services (does not apply to unemployment insurance). In addition, Illinois has over 30 American Job Centers and offices located throughout Illinois that provide a full array of employment focused services to assist veterans. Training services are available through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act partners that are collocated at each American Job Center.

Employment Search Assistance

  • Veterans can search for jobs online at
    • Set up a free account and learn how to use Illinois JobLink to create a resume, search for job openings, and apply to job opportunities. 
  • Veterans wanting employment assistance can send an email to:
  • Use the IDES Office Locator​​ to find an office nearest you.​​