Free Job Training Available for Unemployed Illinoisans

Get Hired Illinois is a web portal that connects out of work Illinoisans with job and career training opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Get Hired portal provides information on both job opportunities and unemployment information. It is designed to be user-friendly for all job seekers regardless of backgrounds, and will also allow employers not only to upload jobs, but also to set up virtual job fairs and training.

Job seekers can receive job training and a certificate of completion free of charge for a limited time. To avoid having to pay the fee for the certificate of successful completion, Illinois residents can enroll in online courses for free through Coursera on this webpage and are encouraged to enroll between June 1 and September 30, 2020. All students seeking to participate in the free program must complete all courses by December 31, 2020. Students who do not complete their course by December 31st will have the option to continue and receive their credential at their own expense. 

Here are the steps people can take to get started: 

1. Create an Illinois workNet account 

2. Visit the training page and click on the “Access Your Free Courses” button 

3. Coursera will then send the individual an email so he or she can get started on their courses