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Why are more and more area businesses turning to the North Suburban Cook County American Job Center? 

Your business can find recruitment, training, development resources and more:

  • Your business can search for talent, quickly recruit and hire from a huge pool of skilled, reliable, job candidates.
  • Your business can gain fast access to training resources, including training and education programs, seminars, job fairs and other business support services.
  • Your business can locate important information and resources for managing your business.
  • Your business can find all this support - in most cases - at no cost by connecting with your Business Employer Services Team.

  •  Click here to connect with your Business Employer Services Team.

The North Suburban Cook County American Job Center has become the workforce solution for companies throughout Northern Cook County. We offer a broad range of cutting-edge services and support, including:

Recruitment and Hiring. We provide easy access to a large pool of highly motivated, job candidates, from professionals to technicians to skilled laborers. We offer career direction and skills training to job seekers, preparing them to be reliable, productive employees from “Day One.”  Our recruitment services range from accessing the Illinois Skills Match database, to interviewing pre-screened candidates, to lending support with planning and promoting job fairs at North Suburban Cook County American Job Center, your business site, or in the community.

Training: The North Suburban Cook County American Job Center provides the practical training and education your new and incumbent employees need to become more productive. We offer ESL classes, computer and software training, and motivational and educational workshops for both new and existing employees. We can also create custom programs to match the specific needs of your business.

Market Data and Analysis:

The North Suburban Cook County American Job Center provides actionable labor market data that can help your business gain market insight through current statistics and demographics, local and area-wide labor information, wage and salary analysis and more.


Experienced professionals: At the North Suburban Cook County American Job Center, you'll work closely with experienced, dedicated business professionals whose primary goal is to provide your business with relevant market knowledge, recruitment know-how and familiarity with local business and labor issues.


The North Suburban Cook County American Job Center
Employer Services Portfolio


  • Recruitment
  • Job candidate skills assessment/training
  • Pre-screening of job candidates
  • Targeted job searches
  •  Job fairs
  • Employee training
  • Job coaching and retention programs
  • Adult education
  • Networking opportunities
  • Monthly employer newsletter
  • Start-up business assistance
  • Rapid Response outplacement services
  • Access to financing resources
  • Compliance assistance
  • Tax incentive qualifications
  • Labor market data and analysis


Connecting Your Business to a Network of Advanced Resources:

The North Suburban Cook County American Job Center can also connect your business with a wide range of additional business services and support resources.


Public and Private Programs:

An extensive area-wide network that includes partnerships provides your business with a variety of business-oriented resources including:

·         Community colleges

·         Chambers of Commerce

·         Industry and trade associations

·         Other local educational and employment initiatives.

·         Youth market services including job placement assistance, job training, job shadowing and internships.

·         Community and regional job fairs.

Business Seminars and Networking:

The North Suburban Cook County American Job Center and our network partners present a variety of classes, workshops and seminars designed to keep employers up-to-date on best employment practices, trends and solutions for employers who embrace the future.  We also offer networking events that provide a collaborative forum to exchange ideas and information with other area businesses and organizations. Learn solid, proven best practices and up-to-the-minutes ideas.


Outplacement Services: Your business can use our network for assistance with a wide range of job transition and outplacement services for both individuals and employees groups. Rapid Response programs are also available to support employers with efforts to help employees affected by layoffs and closings.

Financing Resources:

The North Suburban Cook County American Job Center can connect your business with government agencies and other area resources that could provide full or partial financing for employee training, business expansion and more.

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 Your Business Services Team

Debra Lawrence               

Director, Business Services, Marketing & Community Outreach              


Rand Haas

MCIP Program Manager


Deirdre Junta     

Business Account Representative


Don Nosbaum

Business Account Representative