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Federal benefit programs expired on September 4th. Learn about what this means for you.

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, we have 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.

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Employment Search Assistance

  • Veterans can search for jobs online at IllinoisJobLink.com.
    • 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: DES.MyVetRep@illinois.gov
  • Use the IDES Office Locator​​ to find an office nearest you.​​

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