Workforce Network Board

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Proud member of the Illinois Workforce Partnership. __________________________________ Representing McHenry County in Illinois' Statewide voice for Workforce Development.

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For the safety of the public and our staff the McHenry County Workforce Network Resource Room is closed to the public until further notice. 

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, all in-person appointments, workshops and group events at the McHenry County Workforce Network Center have been canceled.  We can assist you remotely with your job search and career change.  

Please continue to check our website and or call 815-338-7100 ext. 2771 ahead as things can change.  

Upcoming Meetings:

McHenry County Workforce Network Board
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 7:30am




Emergency (IE) Assistance Application in Response to COVID‐19 National Health Emergency

In order to support small businesses* facing financial impacts from the COVID‐19 emergency, the Illinois Department Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has identified Statewide WIOA Rapid Response funds for layoff aversion activities. Rapid Response is a flexible activity designed to respond to the needs of businesses and affected workers. It includes the delivery of layoff aversion strategies intended to prevent or minimize the duration of unemployment


The McHenry County Workforce Network Board is pleased to provide the most current information available on jobs, occupations, industries, wages, unemployment and business-related statistics that gives an overview of the economic climate in McHenry County.  This information is summarized in the 2019 McHenry County Labor Report.

The McHenry County Workforce Network Board (LWDB) is a local business led organization responsible for developing policy and overseeing local workforce development initiatives in partnership with our local elected officials. The LWDB's role is to ensure that the local workforce development system is market-driven and responsive in meeting the employment and training needs of McHenry County employers and job seekers alike.

The LWDB and the McHenry County Workforce Network are established and funded by the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Partnering with leaders from business, economic development, education, labor, community organizations, and local elected officials we work to identify employer and worker needs and to develop programs and solutions.


Young Adult Program RFP 

The McHenry County Workforce Network Board has released a RFP for the Program Year 2020 Out of School Young Adult Program.  All responses to the RFP are due 6/5/20. 

Click here for the Program Year 2020 Out of School Young Adult Program RFP 

Questions and Answers to Out of School Young Adult Program


 Adult Career Services RFP

The McHenry County Workforce Network Board has released a RFP for Career Services.  All responses to the RFP are due by 6/11/20.  

Click here for the Career Services RFP


Upcoming Meetings:


Workforce Network Board Meeting -
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 @ 7:30 a.m

McHenry County Workforce Network Center
500 Russel Court, Woodstock

For complete meeting information see Meetings.




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Dave Niehus Chair   •    Jeffery Poynter, Director

Phone: 815 334-2778    •   TDD: 815 338-2374   •    FAX: 815 338-7125



The McHenry County Workforce Network Board, is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. To request accommodations, please contact our Equal Opportunity Officer Peggy Sarbaugh-McNally at [email protected] or (815) 334-2776. All voice telephone numbers may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment by calling TTY (800) 526-0844 or 711 

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