Employee Recruitment

Find available resources to assist you in retaining a skilled and qualified workforce.

Quincy Workforce Center

The Quincy Workforce Center staff assist employers and job seekers with a variety of workforce development services, including providing referrals to applicable partner organizations, providers, and community leaders, all in an effort to best assist members of the community.

107 North 3rd Street
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 221-6241
Open by Appointment Only


IllinoisJobLink.com is a free, online service allowing employers to connect with talented and skilled job seekers in just a few clicks. IllinoisJobLink.com is Illinois’ premier job board where employers can post available jobs, browse thousands of resumes, and recruit job seekers.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit available to employers who invest in American job seekers who have consistently faced barriers to employment. Employers may meet their business needs and claim a tax credit if they hire an individual who is in a WOTC targeted group.

Employers must apply for and receive a certification verifying the new hire is a member of a targeted group before they can claim the tax credit. After the required certification is secured, taxable employers claim the WOTC as a general business credit against their income taxes, and tax-exempt employers claim the WOTC against their payroll taxes.


The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act or the Act), requires the Secretary of Labor to establish a program, by rule, that recognizes employer efforts to recruit, employ, and retain veterans. Do you have Veterans, Guard, or Reservists employees? Do you want to attract and hire Military Service members that are trained, trainable, and dependable? If so, this program may be able to assist.

Illinois Department of Employment Security

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) is the code department of the Illinois state government that administers state unemployment benefits, runs the employment service and Illinois Job Bank, and publishes labor market information. It provides unemployed individuals and veterans with employment services.

Work Share Illinois

WorkShare IL

WorkShare IL is a voluntary program that provides employers facing a decline in business with an alternative to layoffs. The program allows an employer to reduce the hours of workers in any unit of their business in order to avoid permanent layoffs of workers. Each worker in an affected unit continues to work, but experiences a reduction in hours that ranges from 20% to 60%. Workers receive a portion of their unemployment benefits during the period of the temporary reduction to offset the reduction in earnings. Click here to download an informational flyer.

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Illinois Secure Choice

Illinois Secure Choice is a state-facilitated retirement program that makes it easy to save for retirement. Since it launched in 2018, the program has brought retirement savings access to workers in every county across Illinois. Not only is Illinois Secure Choice open to employees who work for an eligible employer, the program is available to anyone who wants to enroll on their own and start saving. Beginning in 2022, the program will cover all employers with five or more employees. Small businesses can register now and not wait for their deadline.

Job Link

Job Link is a resource provided by John Wood Community College to connect job seekers with local employment opportunities in the tri-states. Job Link provides a listing of jobs available at John Wood Community College as well as job openings posted by local employers.

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