Quinn announces employment system to help jobless

SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) - In order to boost Illinois' economy, Gov. Pat Quinn has introduced a system to connect job seekers with businesses.

Illinois JobLink, developed by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), allows businesses to post job ads and individuals to post multiple resumes for free.

According to the governor's office,  there are nearly 92,000 total statewide job postings and more than 51,000 resumes posted on the system.

"We can increase economic growth in Illinois by connecting people who are looking for a job with employers who are looking to hire," Governor Quinn said. "During this difficult economy, Illinois JobLink is helping workers market their job skills and allowing employers to successfully find the help they need at no cost."

Illinois JobLink also pulls want-ads from Indeed.com, the largest employment site in the United States.

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