In the center of Jefferson County, Illinois, the unemployment office in Mount Vernon is open to the public on Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with parking is available on site. It's located at the north end of Potomac Boulevard, near the AMC Showplace Theatre. Adjacent locales include Idlewood, Summersville, Drivers, Woodlawn, Morganville, Marcoe and Bakerville.
The Mount Vernon unemployment office provides those in need with a full range of assistance, beginning with help in filing for unemployment insurance benefits. Jobless workers in need of UI compensation can file by paper documents, by the Illinois touch-tone Tele-Serve system, or by accessing the state's online claims system using the Mount Vernon center's public computers, which are provided with Internet access. Telephones, fax machines and copiers are additional resource provided at this location. The computer stations can also be used to search online jobs listings and hiring requirements, as well as to create and post resumes that can be seen by local employeres with open job opportunities.
The office can also help you obtain help preparing for a GED examination, in finding financial aid for job training and in locating childcare services so that you can accept job offers. Younger workers are given help getting work permits and summer job opportunities. Veterans are entitled to assistance from special Veteran's Representatives who can be met by making a prior appointment.
Mount Vernon Unemployment Office
333 Potomac Boulevard, Suite E
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Telephone: (618) 241-6900
Fax: (618) 244-0353
Hearing Impaired: (618) 241-6900
Veteran Representatives: (618)244-1700, ext. 7361