Information about The Illinois Hires Heroes Consortium, a group of Illinois employers who recognize the great value veterans bring to the workplace and operationalize the term "veteran-friendly" by committing to implement best practices in veteran recruitment, training, and retention can be found here.
Illinois Department of Employment Security and Information about upcoming veterans events sponsored by the Illinois Department of Employment Security can be accessed by following the link below to the IDES Events Calendar and typing “veteran” in the keyword field.
Information for veterans needing employment assistance can be found using the Security Office Locator tool found here: to find the nearest IDES Office.
Illinois Joining Forces (IJF) is a statewide, public-private network of veteran- and military-serving organizations that collaborate in person and online to help service members, veterans, and their families navigate the “sea of goodwill.” Information about upcoming veteran/military events, including hiring events can be found here.
The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) report: Onward and Upward: Understanding Veteran Retention and Performance in the Workforce.
Developed by: The Department of Veterans Affairs; The Department of Labor; The Department of Defense; The Department of Education; The White House (Domestic Policy Council, Office of Management and Budget - Performance Improvement Council, and Joining Forces); and the U.S Chamber of Commerce.
Sponsored by the US Department of Labor - provides a skills translator that identifies relevant military experience by matching civilian job opening to military careers that use similar skills.
Job Accommodation Network provides free one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodation and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Think Beyond the Label delivers information, outreach, and resources to businesses, job seekers and the public workforce system to ensure greater recruiting and hiring opportunities for job candidates with disabilities.