JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Illinois Department of Employment Security, Illinois State Police

New hires will receive paid training and benefits that include increased hourly wages, plus a $1,000 hiring bonus! Commercial Driver’s Licenses not required to apply.

Illinois Department of Employment Security

If you are interested in a career in public service, there’s good news! The Illinois Department of Employment Security is hiring. Follow this link to see all available job openings with the agency.

Illinois State Police

The Illinois State Police is now offering a Lateral Entry Training Program! In this new Lateral Entry Training Program, Cadets will NOT have to relocate upon graduation and District assignments. Cadets will still report to the Illinois State Police Academy for the first three weeks of the Cadet Class, receiving an introduction into Illinois State Police Cadet life. Cadets will then return home, where they will report to a regional location daily for continued instruction, returning to their residence at the end of the day. Cadets will return to the Academy during specific phases of their training, such as Emergency Vehicle Operations Course, however, they will not be required to attend the Academy for more than three weeks in a row (home for the weekends) and for no more than 5-6 weeks total throughout the entirety of the Cadet Class.

To be eligible for the Lateral Entry Training Program, an applicant must still meet the requirements for pre-employment as well as the Fast Track Program. Applicants will still be required to go through the entire Merit Board and Illinois State Police hiring process, however, we will streamline the Illinois State Police Academy training process.

If you have questions, please contact Apply today at There is still time to apply for our October class, but don’t wait, the application deadline is June 1!