Save the Date! WORKFORCE SUMMIT — October 3, 2023 — at the Pavilion in Marion, Illinois

The 2022 Workforce Summit in Mt. Vernon was a huge success, with many positive reviews from local employers and participants. Join us as we continue the conversation… 

Terance Henry, SIWDB Chair and IT Director for City of Marion, speaks at Illinois Digital Government Summit

The Summit, held at the Crowne Plaza Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois on October 27, 2022, brought government and private sector industry leaders together to discuss best practices and to inspire innovation through a variety of presentations and though-provoking discussions.

Kathy Lively, CEO at Man-Tra-Con Corporation, announces plans to retire by the end of the year.

September 1, 2022 (Marion, Illinois) — After more than 35 years serving Southern Illinois with compassionate leadership and a firm commitment toward education, workforce and economic development initiatives, Kathy Lively, CEO at Man-Tra-Con Corporation, has announced plans to retire by the end of the year.

Governor Pritzker and DCEO Announce $20 Million Investment to Boost Equitable Workforce Recovery

The Southern Illinois Workforce Development Board is proud to announce that Man-Tra-Con, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and Spero Family Services were named among 44 community-based organizations throughout the state of Illinois to receive a total of $12 million in funding from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) for training and related support services to help individuals struggling to find meaningful employment.

Governor Pritzker and DCEO Announce $20 Million Investment to Boost Equitable Workforce Recovery

Governor Pritzker and DCEO Announce $20 Million Investment to Boost Equitable Workforce Recovery

The Southern Illinois Workforce Development Board is proud to announce that Man-Tra-Con, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and Spero Family Services were named among 44 community-based organizations throughout the state of Illinois to receive a total of $12 million in funding from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) for training and related support services to help individuals struggling to find meaningful employment.

PUBLIC NOTICE: Request for Proposals for WIOA Youth Programs

The Southern Illinois Workforce Investment Board for Local Workforce Area (LWA) #25  (Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, and Williamson Counties) is seeking proposals for selected WIOA Youth programs that can provide or refer WIOA out-of-school youth to educational and employment services from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

PUBLIC NOTICE: Request for Proposals for One-Stop Operator

The Southern Illinois Workforce Development Board and the Chief Local Elected Officials of Local Workforce Area (LWA) #25 advise the public of a Request for Proposals for One-Stop Operator within the American Job Center Southern Illinois, located in Marion, Illinois.