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List of Networking and Support Groups:  

The Chicagoland area and its surrounding suburbs have great resources for those who need help with the job hunt.  From resume writing resources to networking centers to job boards the following provides some great resources to visit for help with your job-hunting needs. 

Networking Groups 

DuPage County

http://www.worknetdupage.org/ Home page

http://www.worknetdupage.org/job-seekers/job-seeker-services.php Job seekers should start here and click onto items of interest such as Events for workshops & job club meetings, Job Fairs, Scholarships & training, and Job Listings. DuPage Worknet has its own job board so there are jobs here that may not be appearing on other job boards.

http://www.dupageworkforceboard.com/ This site is primarily for the public interested in the governance and planning of the local publically funded workforce services. It has related publications.

Will County

http://jobs4people.org/ From this home page job seekers can click to the Job Seeker services section, the Events section and the Job Board. Events, for example, has the Employment Ministry of St Mary Immaculate Parish listed. For recruiting events, look in the Job Seeker section. Will jobs4people has its own job board so there are jobs here that may not be appearing on other job boards.

http://www.willcountyworkforceboard.com/ This site is primarily for the public interested in the governance and planning of the local publically funded workforce services. It has related publications.

Kane County

http://www.countyofkane.org/WDD/Pages/Default.aspx - This site is primarily for the public interested in the governance and planning of the local publically funded workforce services. It explains that “Job training and employment services in Kane, Kendall, and DeKalb Counties are overseen by the Workforce Investment Board.

Statewide Illinois

https://www.illinoisworknet.com/ - the Illinois workNet statewide workforce site. Job Seekers can sign up to receive announcements. They can “Find tips and videos to help you achieve your employment and training goals. Use the Quick Start Guide.​”

https://www.illinoisworknet.com/Connect/Pages/LocationSearch.aspx - Illinois workNet Service Finder

Find a location where staff are able to assist you in finding resources for your job search, career preparation, and work support such as financial aid, child care, and much more. For employers, connect to business services including hiring and placement, labor market information, and employee training. This is a free service for Illinois residents and employers. NOTE: Community Career Center is listed when Naperville is typed into the CITY search.  


Business Network Chicago

Networking meetings at various downtown venues.

Visit website for hours and networking group information.


For Yahoo Group Contact: David Carman, President:



Career Transitions Center

Old St. Patrick's Church Campus

703 West Monroe Street

Chicago, IL 60661


Visit website for hours and networking group information:




Workforce Services Division of Will County
214 North Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



Kankakee Workforce Services

202 N. Schuyler Ave., Suite 201
Kankakee, IL 60901Phone: 815-802-8963
Email: wiaoffice@kcc.edu

Monday, Wednesday & Friday -  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday - 8 a.m. - 7 p.m


ESN – Executive Status Network

Lisle Township/Family Services Office

4721 Indiana Avenue - Lisle, IL 60532


Steve Gawron – gawron@megsinet.net


Lisle Township Job Club

Lisle Library

777 Front Street

Lisle, IL 60532


Joy Dooley - 630-968-1880, ext. 13


DuPage Career Center 
2525 Cabot Drive Ste. 302 
Lisle, Illinois 60532
Phone: (630) 955-2030
Contact: Jim Fergle
Meets on Friday morning, 9:30 am to 11:30am
Guest speakers on career management topics


LDS Employment Resource Services

Chicago Illinois Employment Resource Center

4951 Indiana Ave, Suite 400

Lisle, IL 60532-5440

Email: WEL-EC-Chicago@ldschurch.org

Web:  https://www.ldsjobs.org/ers/ct/center/68462?lang=eng

Phone: +1 630-487-2181

Fax: +1 630-437-5007

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Evenings Available by Appointment Only



Goodwill Workforce Connection Center

351 East Roosevelt Road, Lombard, Illinois 60148



When you visit our center, you can:

  • Access computers, email, and the internet
  • Attend career workshops
  • Get help building a resume
  • Find out what employers expect from you
  • Search job postings and meet employers at on-site hiring events
  • Access other tools and resources

No appointment or referral is necessary and the services are free of charge

Gray Hair Management - Lombard

Embassy Suites, Lombard, IL


Visit website for hours and networking group information:


$85 one-time registration fee


MFG (Manufacturing Fellowship Group)

Manufacturing & Manufacturing Related Networking

Helen Plum Memorial Library

110 West Maple Street, Lombard, IL

Juan Chapa – 630-272-8023 – mfgpros@att.net



Career Path Ministry

Our Savior Lutheran Church

919 South Washington Street

Naperville, IL 60565

Sara Gmitro 630-355-2522

1:1 Coaching Available / Career Transition Workshops


Community Career Center

Amcore Building

1971 Gowdey Road (and Route 59)

Naperville, IL 60540

Margaret Jensen - 630-961-5665



Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 815 S. Washington, Naperville, IL 60540
Meets once a week. Jerry Brandt, (630) 369-0564

Career Transition Support Group

Grace Methodist Church
300 E. Gartner, Naperville, IL 60540
Phone: (630) 355-6297 extension 4
Contact: Jim Blackshire
Email: Jblackshire@ETASC.com
Meets every 2nd Saturday morning, 9:30 am to 10:30 am



Tri-Cities Unemployment Group (TUG)




Non-for-Profit Networking Group

Woodridge Public Library

3 Plaza Drive

Woodridge, IL 60517

Richard Vacco or Susan Peterson - 630-890-6311


The West Suburban Jobs Council:

The WSJC is a coalition of community service agencies and other stakeholders working together to increase access to train