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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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 2016 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, September 20, 2017 @ 7:30 a.m.

McHenry County Workforce Network Center
500 Russel Court, Woodstock

For complete meeting information see Meetings.




The Workforce Board Executive Committee has approved the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Local Plan for LWIA #2 including comments received and their responses.  The comments have been added to the end of the plan.  The Executive Committee also approved the Regional Plan.  Both plans can be viewed by clicking the Links below.




The One Stop Operator procurement process has been completed.  The selected One Stop Operator is a consortium of McHenry County Workforce Network, McHenry County College and IDES.  Their responses to the RFP either meet or exceed all of the requirements.




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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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