The government temporarily sends cash assistance to people who've been laid off and are looking for a job.
But starting next week, they won't receive unemployment insurance unless they've provided the state with a resume.
Jeff Mays is the Director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security. He says it will help to link employers with skilled workers.
"Come July 17, it is a condition -- not for filing you can file a claim -- but it will be a condition for getting a check or money on your debit card. And if you don't do it, you won't," Mays said.