– The staff members at the McHenry County Workforce Network
don't care whether you are a 16-year-old parent or a 60-year-old
victim of corporate downsizing.
If you need help job hunting, researching a career change, or preparing for
that crucial first interview, network employees want to help.
all about work force training," said Julie Courtney, the
director of the network. "We have one place for them to
Located at 500 Russel Court, the network offers job hunters everything from
information on building a résumé to mock interviews and support
was filled Wednesday night with advocates, dignitaries and
client business representatives who stopped by an open house to
show their support for the network's efforts.
State Sen. Pam Althoff, R-Crystal Lake, presented Courtney with a Senate
Recognition Certificate in commemoration of group's 10th anniversary.
called the network "a hidden gem of McHenry County."
Mark Robinson first visited the work force network this spring. A recruiter
with Advocate Good Shepherd hospital in Barrington, Robinson attended a
network job fair and ended up hiring eight employees.
was a win-win," he said, adding that the new staff members
were dedicated and hard-working employees. "It was a very
successful event; something that I took back to my
And that, business services Representative Jim Pacholski said, is why the
network is there.
unemployed is probably one of the worst thing that can happen to
you," he said. "But it's also the first time when you
sit back and say, 'Do I want to be in this industry for the rest
of my life?' "
If the answer is no, Courtney said, the network is there to help.
tax dollars at work" she said. "Hopefully, a lot more
people will take advantage of it when they need it."
For information on the center, call (815) 338-7100 or visit www.mchenrycountyworkforce.com.