McLean County Employer Services
Local Employer Assistance Partnership (LEAP)
A non-profit organization that administers the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a federal job training program. Career Link provides no cost services to employers including apprenticeship wage assistance, career transition services for laid off workers; Incumbent Worker Training and On-the-Job Training assistance. Career Link serves businesses in Fulton, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Peoria, Tazewell, Stark and Woodford counties. For more information, contact Dona Nanney, Business Service Representative, at 309-807-1375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Bloomington Township can provide financial assistance to individuals who meet eligibility requirements. General Assistance is a monthly assistance program for adults without dependents. Emergency Assistance is a one-time assistance program for families facing utility disconnect or eviction. For further information, individuals may call our office at 309-828-2356 or attend a regularly scheduled orientation class. The orientation class schedule is as follows: Tuesdays, Fridays at 9:30 a.m. or Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. For additional information, call 309-828-2356.
The Career Center at Goodwill in Normal provides services free of charge to all those who are seeking employment in Bloomington/Normal and the surrounding communities. Services include Online Job Searching, Basic Computer Training, Assisting with Resume and Cover Letters and outreach activities such as Career and Resource Fairs. For more information, call 217-220-9445.
Heartland Community College is an open enrollment, comprehensive community college with more than 50 programs of study that include credit programs, career training, and customized training for organizations. Heartland also offers extensive continuing education programming to meet the personal enrichment and professional learning needs of the College’s district. For additional information, call 309-268-8000.
The Illinois Department of Employment Security encourages economic growth and stability in Illinois by providing Employment Services to Illinois residents and employers, analyzing and disseminating essential Labor Market Information and administering Unemployment Insurance programs. Additional employer services include the Illinois JobLink job matching system; onsite recruitment events and the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program. For more information, contact Thom Pennell, Business Service Coordinator, at 309-671-3246 or Thomas.email@example.com.
The Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) administers the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program for the State of Illinois. The primary mission of the VR program is to assist individuals with disabilities to prepare for, gain and retain successful employment. Services to employers include access to talented labor force, career transition services for laid off workers; and rehabilitation technology service. For more information, contact Lizette Tripur, Public Service Administrator, at 309-371-8729 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marcfirst provides a continuum of services and supports for families, children and adults throughout their lifetime including residential, vocational development, employment, high school transition and therapeutic supports for children. The Supported Employment Program (SEP) provides supports for individuals living in McLean County with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are unemployed, underemployed or employed, with obtaining and maintaining community employment. Services provided by SEP include Customized Employment, pre-employment training, employer education and job training and support for as the long as the individual requires services to be successful. For more information, call 309-451-8888.
MCCA delivers services to the residents McLean and Livingston counties in three main areas. MCCA provides countering domestic violence services via its Neville House shelter, emergency hotline, and counseling and intervention services to victims. MCCA offers the whole spectrum of traditional Community Action programs including CSBG/Family Services Programs, energy assistance, home weatherization, transitional housing, and supportive case management. MCCA provides alternative housing services through Mayor’s Manor in Bloomington Illinois. In partnership with the community, MCCA provides financial coaching, home ownership counseling and educational opportunity via its Next Step program. MCCA is a chartered member of the NeighborWorks® America network of housing development and neighborhood revitalization organizations. For additional information contact us at 309-829-0691.
Project Oz Since 1973, Project Oz has been providing services in McLean County in support of its mission, “to make a positive difference for young people”. The agency has created a broad continuum of services in order to ensure that all young people in our community have the opportunity to reach their full potential. In FY 2017, Project Oz reached more than 6,000 youth through its services, which include school-based prevention initiatives, identification and early intervention, emergency crisis response, and tailored housing solutions for runaway and homeless youth. Through prevention programs and outreach to high-risk youth, Project Oz also works to equip all youth with the skills and knowledge to make safe and healthy decisions and the resources to quickly resolve conflicts. Throughout all of our programs, we focus on implementing evidence-based practices to achieve positive outcomes. We treat youth with respect and work collaboratively to help them reach their goals. Contact us for additional information at 309-827-0377.
YouthBuild McLean County has been providing educational and occupational skills training for the youth of McLean County for over 20 years. The organization operates three, year-round educational programs that work to elevate the skills of participants to post-secondary education and workforce ready. In addition to academic training, youth perform over 40,000 hours of community service to local non-profit organizations, community initiatives and service projects each year. The mission of YouthBuild McLean County is to offer young people a once in a lifetime opportunity to build their futures and their communities through: education, leadership development, job training and the rehabilitation and production of affordable housing, while keeping a profound respect for, and a commitment to a real partnership with youth. For more information, contact Tracey Polson at 309-454-3898.