As the impact of the coronavirus pandemic to the local economy looms, the leadership at Joliet Junior College Grundy Workforce Services says it has prompted a rise in demand for services.
Staff at JJC Grundy Workforce Services has been providing support to job seekers remotely in accordance to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the state of Illinois Department of Public Health.
Sarah Hintze, the manager of workforce skills and the Grundy center for workforce development, spoke of how operations changed.
Grundy County saw its unemployment rate jump from 4.5% in April 2019 to 17% in April 2020, according to Illinois Department of Employment Security data.
Hintze commented of how the local economy has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
JJC Grundy Workforce Services provides a number of resources to help job seekers and those looking to return to school to advance their employment prospects.
Hintze spoke of what JJC’s Morris location offers.
Hintze said they’ve noted an increase in communications with job seekers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The same holds true of communications with businesses both essential and non-essential.
Hintze had this to say.
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