teen work2 073020GURNEE In an effort to help young adults find jobs during the pandemic, State Senator Terry Link (D-Indian Creek) supported the Illinois Department of Human Services’ COVID-19 Summer Youth Employment Program, which provides employment opportunities for youth in the community.

“The Summer Youth Employment Program will help young adults find a job during this pandemic,” Link said. “This program provides our youth with job training, life skills and meaningful work experience that will lay down a strong foundation for their future.”

The state has dedicated $9.3 million to the program to employ low-income youth living in areas most affected by the pandemic.

Employee Connections is one of 30 youth employment providers that will receive $500,000 to employ 100 youth workers. Employees are matched with work-based learning opportunities based on their age, ability and experience, and will take part in career development training. 

For more information about Employee Connections, contact Cynthia Harris at 847-360-7177 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..