CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois is creating more than 1,000 new jobs, thanks to $16 million in federal funding.
“This includes training unemployed and underemployed workers for existing and new roles, some of them created as a result of COVID-19,” said Governor JB Pritzker.READ MORE: Thieves Keep Using Postal Master Keys To Steal Mail: How Are They Getting A Hold Of Those Keys?
People will be hired and trained as contact tracers and temperature screeners Others will be in charge of things like sanitizing buildings.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Wednesday Starts On A Chilly Note
Jobs will be listed on a new government website Get Hired.
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I’m proud to announce a new $16.6 million investment to expand job opportunities for Illinoisans who have become unemployed in the COVID-19 pandemic – to place, train and hire nearly 1,300 people for an array of jobs in Rockford and across the state. pic.twitter.com/ArdVbjSft5
— Governor JB Pritzker (@GovPritzker) September 10, 2020