Workforce Development

Released October 4, 2006

An overview of the Job Access and Reverse Commute program in Illinois and other funding sources for transportation-to-work initiatives. 

Released September 1, 2008

Low Wage Employment in Illinois provides a detailed examination of the state’s low-wage employment, identifying such factors as the occupations, earnings and demographics associated with the low-wage sector.

Released May 22, 2012

This Fact Sheet highlights the reasons why raising the minimum wage is needed in Illinois.

Released June 27, 2012

“Wage sharing” is an innovative way to use unemployment compensation to prevent layoffs. This Fact Sheet makes the case for why Illinois should enact a wage sharing program.