Veterans Outreach Program

We give our support to the men and women who have given theirs...

Completing a profile is the first step to state employment. Your military service may result in additional points on your application[NT1] . It is important, when completing the applicant profile, that veterans provide complete and descriptive duties for each position you held during your military service. Be sure to list each change in rank separately, including the dates served in each rank, average hours per week spent on duty, specific duties performed, etc.

Under State law, qualified veterans are entitled to appointment preference and/ or additional points added to an application[NT2] . All veterans will be required to submit a certified copy of their DD214/DD215 as proof of service at the time of application. Please direct all Veteran Outreach questions directly to

The Veterans Outreach Program offers career counseling by appointment only in five separate locations:

Capital City Center
130 West Mason
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 524-1313 (Voice)
(800) 643-8138 (Toll Free)

James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph Street, 3-300
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 793-3565 (Voice)


State Regional Office Building
2125 South First Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820
(217) 278-3435 (Voice)

State Regional Office Building
2309 West Main Street
Marion, Illinois 62959
(618) 993-7005 (Voice)

E.J. "ZEKE" Giorgi Center
200 South Wyman
Rockford, Illinois 61101
(815) 987-7004 (Voice)

For more details on required documentation as well as program specifics, please see: