Unemployment insurance provides temporary income assistance for those who have been separated from employment through no fault of their own and who meet certain eligibility requirements.
1) be able (physically and mentally) and available for work;
2) register with the state employment service; and,
3) be actively seeking work.
Undocumented immigrants are not eligible at this time. To be eligible, you must be authorized to work in the U.S.
If you have reduced hours which results in your wages being less than what your unemployment benefit would be, you may qualify for some assistance.
For a full listing of eligibility requirements please review pages 4 through 6 of the IDES Unemployment Insurance Handbook at:
The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership has developed a list of essential business and companies that are hiring during the Stay-Wide Stay-at-Home Order. Some companies are offering hiring/signing bonuses for new employees.
Click the link above for the list. For application assistance e-mail
Skills for Chicagoland's Future has developed a list of industries that are hiring during the Stay-Wide Stay-at-Home Order. Some companies are offering hiring/signing bonuses for new employees.
Click the link above for the list.