Workforce Resource Page

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is offering weekly webinars.  Check out their website

DeKalb Chamber of Commerce




Money for your business-

Please join members of  DeKalb County small business communities (via zoom) to learn more about the recent grants and loans available to business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Jock Sommese, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) expert, will share information and answer questions. Registration is required. Please feel free to share this information!

There are alternate dates for this free workshop.  This invitation includes any small business operating in DeKalb County, IL.  Feel free to select a date/time that works for you from the attached flyers, below.

Workshop April 6th

Workshop Alternate Date April 7

Workshop Alternate Date April 9


Important Information for our Manufacturers from IMEC


The Help You Need, NOW!

Every day seems to present a new challenge for manufacturers. At IMEC, we have launched several new ways to help Illinois manufacturers get the support and answers they need quickly.

Those resources include:

  • Illinois Manufacturing Helpline – Need quick, credible responses to urgent questions and concerns? Submit them to the Helpline and an expert will address your concern in as little as one business day!
  • Manufacturers Discussion Forum – An opportunity to share best practices and solutions with − and ask questions of − other leaders and experts who are experiencing and overcoming similar crisis-related challenges.
  • Supplier Preparedness Support – There are over 20 critical supplies needed to respond to COVID-19. If your company currently does or can quickly begin production, please let us know. This information will be shared with critical stakeholders such as the US Department of Commerce, DCEO, and the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association.
  • Match with a Supplier – Resource for companies experiencing supply chain disruptions and looking for suppliers to fill their needs.
  • Complimentary Webinars – The COVID-19 Response Webinar Series features sessions to help Illinois manufacturers address the challenges and concerns in this ever-changing situation. The featured topics are informed by questions submitted to the Illinois Manufacturing Helpline and feedback from manufacturers.
  • COVID-19 Blog Collection – Timely articles related to the best ways to respond COVID-19, written by IMEC experts and industry partners. Topics range from supply chain planning, cybersecurity, employment law, marketing, safety practices, tips and highlights from the Illinois Manufacturing Helpline, and more.
  • COVID-19 News & Updates Page – Updated resources, news, webinar downloads, and tools.

We encourage you to take advantage of these valuable resources and share them with your industry peers. IMEC has always stood for helping manufacturers overcome challenges and forge new paths to success. And, with this crisis on hand, we couldn’t be prouder to serve Illinois manufacturers.

Let us know how we can help!

Contact the Helpline!


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Quick help for our manufacturers

Our manufacturers are facing complicated challenges right now and need all the support they can get.

The recently launched Illinois Manufacturing Helpline is available for manufacturers to get in touch with an expert who can address their questions or concerns within one business day.

We encourage you to share this valuable resource with your manufacturers to provide an extra avenue of help in their time of need. As we are all learning the “new normal,” let us continue to be a source of support for our manufacturers, so they can continue to be a rock for their communities.

If you would like to collaborate on this initiative to help our manufacturers respond to business disruptions, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Contact Kristy Johns for more details

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DeKalb Workforce Development Office

Greetings all,

As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, know that the DeKalb Workforce Development Office is still in operation, ready to assist however possible. Our office is not open to the public at this time but we are available to answer questions and concerns via email, as we will be in and out of the office intermittently until further notice. Below is a list of our emails, should anyone need assistance at this time:

Stay safe as we make our way through this time!

Aaron Briggs

Kishwaukee College
DeKalb Workforce Development Office

650 N. Peace Road, Suite B

DeKalb, Illinois 60115

Direct: 815-901-0177 Ext. 250

Twitter: @DekalbworkDev

Facebook: Dekalbworkdev

Work from Home Resources by DCNP

Free Resources for those who are working from home


Important information from Manpower-Sycamore

Manpower website here