Changes at IDES Danville office effective Monday
The Illinois Department of Employment Security office in Danville is shifting its focus starting Monday.
The office will be considered an employment office rather than an unemployment office. Customers can get face to face help with things like interview and resume tips, but they'll be directed to a computer to apply for unemployment benefits.
IDES spokesman Greg Rivara said the change will not result in any layoffs. He said 90% of unemployment applications statewide are made by computer or phone, and the change at the Danville office is a reflection of that trend. The change is also considered a cost-cutting move.