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IDES is your direct link to Illinois workforce services: job placement and referrals, unemployment insurance, employment and training programs, career and labor market information, payroll tax filing, and more.
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There are two ways to certify (or claim) your weeks of unemployment benefits: through this website, or by phone using Tele-Serve. Both are safe and convenient. Try Filing Your Certification Online.
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Access reliable state and local labor market statistics and career resources, through the One Source portal page. For Best Bet occupations in Illinois visit Learn More Earn More.
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Find the latest information on state benefits and services for the unemployed, including the small business jobs tax credit, extended benefits, todays unemployment rates, press releases, and more.
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(815) 756-1705Dekalb, IL 60115
(217) 235-0321115 N 15th St Mattoon, IL 61938-3927
(217) 782-38461300 S 9th St Springfield, IL 62703-2527
(815) 756-48931701 E Lincoln Hwy Dekalb, IL 60115-3956