Training, connecting and developing the workforce of Central Illinois.

Serving residents and employers through the Illinois workNet Center of Peoria and satellite offices in Fulton, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Stark, Tazewell and Woodford counties.

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Hiring Event(s) & Info Meetings

All Career Link hiring events have been canceled until further notice.


All Career Link orientations and workshops have been canceled until further notice.

About Us

Career Link operates the Illinois workNet Center of Peoria and seven affiliate locations in Pekin, Canton, Normal, Eureka, Havana, Wyoming and Henry.  Moreover, as partner in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Career Link works in cooperation with 17 other WIOA organizations to help people get back to work and develop a skilled workforce for tomorrow.

WIOA Partners

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Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) is your direct link to Illinois employment services: job placement and referrals, unemployment insurance,  employment and training programs, career and labor market information, payroll tax filing, and more.

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Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) helps Illinois families achieve self-sufficiency, independence, and health to the maximum extent possible. DHS improves the quality of life for thousands of Illinois families through services such as community health and prevention programs, assistance for people with mental illness, financial support and family services for low-income.


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Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services (DHS/DRS) is the state’s lead agency serving individuals with disabilities. DRS works in partnership with people with disabilities and their families to assist them in making informed choices to achieve full community participation through employment, education, and independent living opportunities.

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Heartland inspires lives through accessible and personalized student support, exemplary innovation, and high expectations for success in teaching and learning.

Whether you are enrolling in college classes for the very first time, picking up some coursework to retool your skills, filling a gap in your college education, or just wanting to learn something new for the fun of it, Illinois Central College can meet your needs.

Spoon River College provides innovative learning opportunities that enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve.

Spoon River College will strengthen its communities by providing a broad range of educational programs, cultural activities, and economic development opportunities in an environment dedicated to success.

Our mission is to provide economic opportunities for businesses, entrepreneurs, and residents that improve the quality of life for all Illinoisans. We are laser-focused on improving transparency and accountability, enhancing customer service, increasing Illinois’ competitiveness, advancing minority empowerment, modernizing Illinois’ workforce, and elevating our state’s promotional efforts.

The Illinois Migrant Council or "IMC" is a community-based non-profit organization with the primary mission of promoting employment, education, health, housing and other opportunities for migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFW) and their families to achieve economic self- sufficiency and stability.

Job Corps is the nation's largest and most comprehensive residential education and job training program for at-risk youth, ages 16 through 24. Job Corps combines classroom, practical, and work-based learning experiences to prepare youth for stable, long-term, high-paying jobs. Job Corps is administered by the Department of Labor's Office of the Secretary. For information on Job Corps, including eligibility requirements and location of the center nearest you, call (800) 733-JOBS

The Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity, Inc. is a Community Action Agency and leadership organization that promotes self-sufficiency and economic security. PCCEO has a commitment to life-long learning and serves as an agent for transformational change to help individuals and families improve their quality of life in Peoria County.

Serving Tazewell and Woodford County Residents, Tazwood Community Services, Inc. is organized for the purpose of reducing the causes and alleviating the effects of poverty. Services include Energy Assistance (LIHEAP), and weatherization, dental, optical, hearing, employment, footwear, school supplies, etc.

It is the mission of CAPCIL, in partnership with communities in our service area, to empower persons with low income and the aged by creating and implementing poverty-fighting initiatives for those in crisis and those that endeavor a life of lasting independence.

Promoting Independence, Choice and Access to Services for All Ages, Incomes, and Abilities”

Experience Works is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of older people through training, community service, and employment

It is YouthBuild's mission 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.

The United Workforce Development Board (UWDB) is a business-led policy and decision-making body.  Workforce Innovation Boards are mandated by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to create a workforce development system that meets the needs of employers for qualified workers and by expanding employment opportunities for residents.  UWDB guides Career Link's activities and has become a key player in the economic growth and competitiveness of our local area and the central Illinois region.