We Help Job Seekers Everywhere
The unemployment rate in Illinois continues to be above the national average and, yes, it is harder to locate job openings, to secure an interview, and to actually get hired. Monika Dabrowiecka, a TRIUNE Health Group Vocational Counselor, placed an Injured Worker (IW) who had sustained a right thumb/wrist injury as a welder, and had been off work for almost 3 years.
Job placement efforts began and throughout the process, the IW was discouraged by the lack of opportunities in rural Illinois. Monika worked to keep the IW focused on Return to Work (RTW) efforts through frequent motivational counseling, providing him with pre-screened job leads and intervening with prospective employers to advocate on the IW's behalf. Despite the limited options, the IW did obtain a full-time position as a shop supervisor/merchandiser within 15 miles of his home.
We know that not everyone goes back to work, but Monika or any of our Team Members will be happy to assist one of your claimants in their RTW efforts. Some IW's just need the right amount of encouragement to return to a productive lifestyle.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss
the needs on one of your files!