General Career Resources

This page serves as a guide for those looking to find employment in McLean County . There are also resources available on this page for those facing unemployment and questions concerning their workplace in light of COVID-19.



The Illinois Department of Employment Security and The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity have partnered to launch the Get Hired Illinois Portal.  Job leads and resources for the unemployed can be found by clicking here.


Search for Employment Opportunities in McLean County:


Find Employment Resources to help with your job search or professional & personal development: 


Career Link 16:  Offers free individualized job search assistance for eligible applicants.  Eligible applicants include those who have had a fairly low income over the past six months; or have lost a job within the past four year due to a business closure, lack or work, or honorable military discharge; or were dependent upon the income of a spouse and have lost access to the income in the past four years.

McLean County Contact Information:  309.807.1386 or

Services Provided through Career Link 16 to eligible applicants:

·       Job Search Assistance

·       Resume Review and Cover Letter Review and Development

·       Interview Guidance

Apply for Career Services Assistance Here:


Goodwill Career Center: Can assist with resumes and employment information, along with filing for unemployment virtually by email or phone.    Services are limited due to access. 

McLean County Contact:  Ursula Tone-Loercher, Career Coach

PH:  217-220-9445


Goodwill is also offering online training programs that include:

  • Skills To Succeed Academy:  an employability training program that can help individuals with interviewing skills and creating a resume along with several other topics pertaining to employment. (Flyer Attached)
  • GCFLEARNFREE: individuals can watch tutorials and learn new computer skill or upgrade skills on an array of programs.  There are also career planning, workplace skills, and work life video tutorials as well.


Illinois WorkNet:  Provides resources ranging from topics such as layoff assistance to training and from job openings to career exploration.


Next Step Financial Opportunity Center at MCCAprovides employment counseling – including job training and placement; one-on-one financial coaching, credit counseling, and education in Bloomington, IL. 


Heartland Community College:  Continuation Education department provides Professional Development and Work Ready Programs to help further development skills to succeed. 


Employment Agencies to help you find your next opportunity:


COVID-19 Specific Resources:

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights

File an Unemployment Claim

COVID Workplace Tips for Employees

Economic Assistance for Illinois Families