News

  • Labor Shed Analysis RFP Issued

  • 10/03/2016

    The Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board is soliciting proposals from organizations interested in providing professional services to conduct a Labor Shed Analysis for Grundy, Livingston, and Kankakee counties, which comprise Local Workforce Area #11 under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

To better connect the Greater Chicago region with the wealth of employment and training opportunities throughout Kankakee County, the community has relaunched WorkKankakee.org with improved content and navigation for students, parents and educators as well as current job seekers.

While other companies are making cuts, CSL Behring has increased its workforce in Kankakee by more than 35 percent during the past two years. The partnership with the Workforce Board and Kankakee Community College has enabled CSL Behring to train 36 workers under [the Illinois Talent Pipeline] grant opportunity.

Grundy Workforce Services, a program of Joliet Junior College, has been named the Organization of the Year by the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, announced that Christina Van Yperen, executive director of the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry, has been awarded a Regent scholarship.