Looking for work after release can be a daunting task.  Although having a criminal record may prevent a person from holding specific positions in Illinois, there are still many opportunities for employment!

Please visit the links below to understand how to navigate the system and begin the process of looking for employment:

Illinois Ex-Offender Employability

Chicago Mayor's WorkNet Agencies

Illinois Department of Employment Security Re-Entry Service Employment Program

Finding a Job: On Your Own or With Help developed by CURE NATIONAL.

Tips for Seeking Employment with a Criminal Record (information pending)

Transitional Jobs for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals (information pending)

Employer Incentive Programs (information pending)