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Looking for a career in education?

For a current list of all open teaching positions in LaSalle, Marshall & Putnam please visit the: IASA JOB BANK


Additional Career Services (Assistance for tuition/fees/books--eligibility based on a number of factors including income, loss of job, loss of income)


BEST, Inc- click here

Business Employment Skills Team, Inc. (BEST, Inc.) is a non-profit agency that administers federally-funded programs such as Workforce Investment Act (WIA) in Bureau, Carroll, Jo Daviess, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle, Putnam and Whiteside Counties. With offices in Peru, Ottawa, Dixon, Princeton, Sterling, Oregon and Mt. Carroll its focus is assisting adults and youth gain meaningful employment through training, job search assistance and work experience.

Accessing its vast range of business services, BEST, Inc. assists local companies to thrive in today’s complex, competitive and ever-changing economy. Our professional staff will meet with employers on site to assess their needs and determine an appropriate implementation plan to meet those needs.


Career Linkclick here

A non-profit organization that administers the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a federal job training program.  Career Link provides no cost services to employers. 

  • Apprenticeships Assistance – reimburses 50% of DoL Registered Apprentice’s wages up to 3,500 hours or $25,000.
  • Career Transition – provides Outplacement Service workshops for laid off workers, including presentations by Career Link, IDES, ICC, Illinois Office of Consumer Health Insurance and Navicore Solutions. 
  • Incumbent Worker Training – reimburses employers up to 100% of the cost of training when employees require training to retain employment, stay marketable, etc.  There is up to a 50% employer match, usually in the form of employees’ wages during training.
  • Job Postings – your job ads will be posted in our eight Career Resource Centers and emailed to over 150 local contacts at community-based organizations.
  • On-the-Job Training – reimburses employers 50-75% of an eligible new hire’s wages during training.  Contract must be in place before the individual is hired. New hires must be WIOA eligible.

Career Link serves businesses in Fulton, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Peoria, Tazewell, Stark and Woodford counties.  For more information, contact Dona Nanney, Business Service Representative, at 309-807-1375 or


















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