Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pekin Unemployment Office

The main Pekin Unemployment Office in Tazewell County, Illinois, is a state Careerlink & Illinois Workforce Center tasked with the mission of providing assistance to jobless workers seeking UI compensation benefits, news jobs and career training. The Pekin office is located is close proximity to the communities of Pekin, East Peoria and Washington. Pekin Heights, Schaeferville, Hollis,Midway, Stoehrs, Mapleton, Bartonville, and Marquette Heights.

Phones, faxes, copiers and computers are provided to use to file claims, search for job openings, create resumes and submit applications by online, by mail and by fax machine. The job search assistance offered at this office includes skills assesssments, classroom training and jobs workshops on such topics as Effective Job Searches, Successful Interviewing and Cover Letters, among others. Office staff can also help you with transportation, work permits, GED preparation and childcare issues. Veterans can call ahead to be seen by a veteran's representative.

This unemployment office has free parking and is open from Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Pekin Unemployment Office
200 South 2nd Street
Pekin, IL 61554
Telephone: (309) 346-4171
Fax: (309) 353-1632
Veterans appointments: (309) 346-4171, ext. 221

There is an additional unemployment office serving the area in Canton, which offers the same types of equipment as the Pekin center, but with more limited assistance from staff. This location also has a Veteran's Representative available by appointment, as well as jobs workshops. Call ahead for times and subjects.

The unemployment office in Canton has free public parking and is open from 8:30 am until noon, and from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday.

Canton Unemployment Office
700 East Oak Street
Canton, IL 61520
Telephone: (309) 346-4171 ext.253

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