Rep. Chris Welch’s Legislative Update: Maywood Employment Office to Stay Open, Senior Services Fair


The following was released by the office of State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch:

Maywood Employment Office Remains Open, Seeking to Relocate Within Maywood Soon

MAYWOOD – On Thursday, September 26, 2013, the Director of the Illinois Department of Employment Services, Jay Rowell, announced at State Representative Chris Welch’s office that the Maywood Illinois workNet job center is NOT closing; it’s moving. Details about the job center relocation are forthcoming. However, the Illinois’ workNet job center will remain at its current 19th Avenue location until further notice.

Beginning Monday, October 7, 2013, unemployment insurance services will only be available online at or by phone (800) 244-5631.  However, employment services provided by IDES and the services provided by the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership through E&ES will continue from the Maywood location.  Additionally, computer access will remain available.

Job seekers can continue to receive assistance with interview skills and resume writing. Veterans can obtain assistance transitioning into the civilian workforce.  Employers can access no-cost HR recruitment assistance.

For those looking for employment, please visit IDES online at to look for work.  There are currently over 120,000 job opportunities.  Record your work search because it can help you remain eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.

For further information, please contact Rep. Welch’s constituent service office at (708) 450-1000 or Greg at IDES at (312) 793-9635.

Rep. Welch to Host Senior Services Fair This Saturday, October 5, 2013, at PMSA

WESTCHESTER, IL – Rep. Chris Welch will host a Senior Services Fair this Saturday, October 5, 2013 from Noon to 3pm at the Proviso Math and Science Academy.  Come out and learn about the various senior programs that are available and speak with representatives from state agencies including the Department on Aging, Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office, Secretary of State Jesse White’s office, State Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s office and many others.

Health screenings will also be provided by Westlake Hospital, and Walgreens will be available to provide flu shots.  An update on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, will be provided.  Please bring your insurance and/or medicaid card with you to the fair.  Lunch will be provided, and Rep. Welch will personally call a few games of Bingo.  Come on out for some fun and information.

Rep. Welch serves communities in the 7th Representative District including all or portions of Bellwood, Berkeley, Broadview, Forest Park, Hillside, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake, La Grange Park, River Forest, Westchester, and Western Springs.

For more information, contact Rep. Welch’s constituent service office at (708) 450-1000 or e-mail  You can also visit the App Store and download the State Rep. Chris Welch app on iTunes. VFP

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