Illinois workNet has just celebrated its 10th birthday since going live on June 1, 2005! Big thanks go out to YOU; we wouldn’t be here today without the support of you, our customers, partners, and supporters. Throughout our 10 years, our goal has remained the same, to help individuals, employers, and workforce partner’s achieve their career, training, and employment goals.
Let’s take a look at how far we’ve come!
June 2005 – June 2006: Illinois workNet launched its pilot phase with three local workforce investment areas: Chicago, Peoria, and Marion.
June 2006- June 2007: Illinois workNet started phase II of the launch and expanded to 11 different local workforce investment areas. This phase included a rebranding of the Illinois workNet logo.
June 2007 – June 2008: Phase III of the Illinois workNet roll-out occurred and expanded to include all 26 local workforce investment areas throughout the state of Illinois!
June 2011: Illinois workNet launched a re-design of the website with a new look, feel, and tools.
November 2014: New Beta Illinois workNet was launched with more tools and a responsive design to work across browsers and mobile devices.