State organization hopes to boost Illinois jobs

February 9, 2016

More jobs could be coming to the state. Wednesday, Governor Bruce Rauner announced the Economic Development Organization. It will be operated through the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. It’s expected to benefit thousands.

Carol Havard used to be a stay-at-home mom. Once her kids grew up, she decided to get back in the workforce.

“The unemployment office sent me this opportunity and I would like to be in the operating engineers’ field and work for them.”

She’s decided to go back to school and is now training for a career in engineering. She says, for years, she couldn’t find any job openings.