DeKalb Workforce Development Office

DeKalb Workforce Development Office

DeKalb Workforce Development Office
650B North Peace Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

DeKalb Workforce Development Office services provided by Kishwaukee College

Interested in WIOA Services? Get started today by filling out the initial application, the option of submitting the application electronically is now available!
The completed, printed and signed application can be submitted via email to Nicole Speizio-De Paz at  After submitting the application  you will be sent a confirmation email. you can expect to hear from staff within the next 2-3 business days of this submission email to plan your initial intake appointment.
If you are in need of immediate Career Service assistance, please email Aaron Briggs at or Linda Kocjan at to receive remote assistance. 
Please note, there are currently no Unemployment Offices in DeKalb County, if you are in need of applying for unemployment please visit, call 1-800-224-5631 or call your local unemployment office, such as the North Aurora or Rockford Office.


Job Seeker Services:

  • Career Resource Center with computer access for job search
  • Financial assistance for training through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (contains eligibility and suitability requirements)
  • Career exploration through Career Pathways
  • Job search assistance through individual and group activities, comprehensive and specialized skills assessments, industry sector and labor market information
  • On-site job placement
  • Computer literacy classes 
  • High School Equivalency and ESL class schedules
  • Kishwaukee College and financial aid information
  • Remote Office Hours

Employer Services:

  • Free advertising & marketing for available positions within your company
  • Assistance with finding qualified applicants
  • Pre-employment assessments in math & reading or utilize your company's pre-employment process
  • Onsite employee recruitment
  • Space for conducting interviews
  • Customized training
  • On-the-job training program
  • Workshop Series

The DeKalb Workforce Development Office works closely with WIOA core partners, such as Adult Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Illinois Department of Employment Security, Perkins Postsecondary Education and the Kishwaukee College Career Services.

All services at the DeKalb Workforce Development Office are open to the public. For details about programs and services, view this month's PDF calendar.

Contact Information

Nicole Speizio-De Paz
Coordinator, Job Seeker Services
815-901-0177 ext. 211

Linda Kocjan
Employer Services Specialist
815-901-0177, ext. 225


Ogle County Program Contact

Cheryl Woleer
B.E.S.T. Inc
810 S. 10th St. 
Oregon, IL 61061