Workforce Network Board


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

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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 2015 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.

McHenry County Workforce Network and Board are proud to announce their partnership with the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium Manufacturing Community. Click here for more information.


Upcoming Meetings:


Workforce Network Board Meeting -
Wednesday, November 16 @ 7:30 a.m.
McHenry County Workforce Network Center
500 Russel Court, Woodstock

For complete meeting information see Meetings.



The McHenry County Workforce Network has drafted its Workforce Development plan for Local Workforce Area 2 - McHenry County.  The plan will be integrated with the regional plan and will address the local and regional Workforce needs and how the McHenry County Workforce Network and Workforce partners under WIOA look to address local workforce needs and issues together.  The McHenry County Workforce Network Board welcomes comments on the Workforce Development plan on or before June 1, 2016.  Comments can be sent to

The plan can be found below:

McHenry County Workforce Network Local Plan


The Northeast Regional WIOA Plan has been published and is now available for review and comment.  The Regional Plan can be found at:





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Dave Niehus Chair   •    Jeffery Poynter, Director

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

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