Lucinda Phoenix

Reba Utley,

Assessment and Referral


Dislocated Services

Looking for a job? We can help!


As a result of your layoff, benefits are available to help you with finding new employment or re-training in a new industry. These services are provided at NO COST to you!

Dedicated Career Specialist

A Man-Tra-Con workforce professional will be your employment coach to help you:

  • document your skill sets
  • develop a professional resume and cover letter
  • polish your interviewing skills
  • learn about job leads and career fairs
  • sell yourself to a potential employer
  • set up a professional email account
  • understand training opportunities

Financial Assistance for Training

  • Based on survey results, financial assistance from grant funding may be available to you for up to two years of training at a college or university. Grant funds may be used for child care costs, mileage reimbursement, tuition, required supplies, books and fees.
  • Workshops such as “Basic Computer Skills” may be developed to meet your training needs.
  • On-the-Job Training Program — pays 50% of your wages at a new position as you learn “on-the-job!”

Additional Resources & Assistance

We are committed to helping you succeed at finding new employment. Our friendly employment coach will help you to:

  • apply online to employment opportunities listed with Illinois JobLink, CareerBuilder, Indeed, and more!
  • create a Facebook account for networking
  • take advantage of training opportunities that may be available
  • use computers with Internet access for skills assessment, job search and training activities

For additional information about our Dislocated Worker services, call Reba Utley at (618) 998-0970, ext. 240.

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