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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.  


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 2018 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.



The McHenry County Workforce Network Board is holding an Executive Committee Meeting to review and approve the Local WIOA 4 year Plan and the Regional Workforce Plan.  The meeting is being held on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 10:30 a.m via conference call. 

To join the meeting, please use the information below:

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Meeting ID: 401 059 084

Password: 033160

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Click Here to view the McHenry County Workforce Network Four-Year Plan

Click Here to view the Northeast Economic Development Regional Plan


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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