Cook County Veterans Affairs works with employment organizations and networks across all segments in Illinois. The County is committed to connecting veterans to employers, and employers to veterans. We are working to guarantee that we prepare veterans or their spouses to enter the workforce and access quality jobs that allow them to leverage their skills, training and experiences.

America Works of Illinois, IL

205 W. Randolph St.

Suite 920

Chicago, IL, 60606

(312) 726-5627

AMERICA WORKS is an employment agency with locations throughout the country.

For additional information, please visit America Works.

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

69 W. Washington St. 

Suite 2860

Chicago, IL, 60602

(312) 603-0200

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel worked together to create the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership.The partnership provides federal funding for workforce centers, businesses, and employment resources to help job seekers find and prepare for jobs, connect to training, services, and resources. Our funded partners include public and private agencies, local businesses, and educational institutions, all of which serve Chicagoland’s workforce with strategic planning programs targeted to assist job seekers and employers.

  • Center locations

  • Workforce investment Act (WIA)

  • Skill assessments

  • Career development planning

  • Job placement

  • Counseling

  • Support Services

For additional information, please visit Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership.

Cook County Government-Human Resources

118 N. Clark St.

Room 834

Chicago, IL, 60602

(312) 603-3300

Human Resources

Illinois Department of Employment Security/ Illinois Job Link

Multiple Locations

(877) 342-7533

The Illinois Department of Employment Security assists veterans in finding gainful employment. Veterans are provided with priority of service for employment services.
For additional information, please visit IDES Veteran Services or Job Links.

Leave No Veteran Behind

19 S. LaSalle St.

Suite 500

Chicago, IL, 60602

(312) 379-8652

Leave No Veteran Behind (LNVB) is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides educational and employment services to Veterans who face economic hardship.
For additional information, please visit LNVB.

National Able Network

Multiple Locations

(855) 994-8300

National Able Network provides Workforce Investment Act and Trade Adjustment Assistance programming for more than 104,000 job seekers and 500 businesses annually through the administration of comprehensive one-stop career centers, access points, and full-service offices. 
For additional information, please visit National Able Network.