Goodwill Store Guides Residents Toward Illinois State Jobs

Dec 13, 2016

A state representative will lead a workshop Tuesday at DeKalb's Goodwill on the process of getting jobs with the state.

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The event will cover the application process, which jobs are currently available, and how to make sense of the position titles and descriptions.

Andrea Kuzniar, with Goodwill, says the workshop is meant to provide assistance to a variety of people.

"Our mission is to help individuals with barriers to get employment, and barriers can be anything," she says. "It doesn't have to be a disability; it can be someone that was laid off from work, or someone that's older going back to the workforce. A barrier can be many different things."

Kuzniar says these events are important because securing a state job can be a complex process.

“And it’s not like a normal application that you apply online," she says. "With the state, a lot of the positions you do go and test for, and then send your transcripts in. It’s a much more lengthy process than any normal job you would have to go for.”

The event is from 11 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.