Monday, July 25, 2011

Peoria Unemployment Offices

There are three unemployment offices serving the city of Peoria, Illinois; one on Elm Street, one on Fulton Street and one on South Griswold Street.

The unemployment office on Elm Street is open from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm on Monday through Friday, with a parking garage available for the use of visitors. It provides telephones, computers and copiers for tasks such as writing resumes, searching for jobs online and in filing claims for UI benefits. Staff at the center also assist those in need with help finding childcare services so that they can hold down jobs, as well as preparing for earning a high school equivalency (GED). Assistance is provided in English, Spanish and American Sign Language (ASLan). If you are a veteran, this is the office you'll want to visit, as it has special representatives to assist you.

Elm Street Unemployment Office
406 Elm Street, #1
Peoria, IL 61605
Telephone: (309) 671-3113
Veteran's Representatives: (309) 671-3113, ext. 208

The Fulton street location in the Robert Morris College building has UI forms, an interview room where local employers can meet area jobseekers and a resource rooms with phones and computers. Computers at the center can be used to search for jobs, to prepare resumes and to post resumes for review by businesses that are hiring. They're open from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm on weekdays.

Fulton Street Unemployment Office
211 Fulton Street, Suite 300
Peoria, IL 61602
Telephone: (309) 495-8900
Fax: (309) 495-8999

The Griswold Street location at Manual High School is open from Monday to Friday from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm, and on Saturday from 9:00 am until noon. It is very unusual for unemployment offices to offer Saturday hours, so count yourself lucky that one is in your area. There copiers, faxes, computer stations and phones available for the use of benefit claimants and jobseekers, so that compensation claims can be filed online or through the Illinois Tele-Serve touch tone entry system. Younger workers can get help obtaining work permits and in finding summer jobs, and staff can direct visitors to resources for child care and financial aid for career training.

Griswold Street Unemployment Office
811 South Griswold Street
Peoria, IL 61605
Telephone: 282-2043
Fax: (309) 282-2045

Peoria is surrounded by Creve Coeur, Marguette Heights, Bartonville, Bellevue, Morton, Hanna City and Germantown Hills.

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