Opportunity Starts Here

Connecting the local workforce with sustainable growth opportunities  through our services for businesses and individuals.

LWIA 23 aims to develop and support a skilled talent base as well as data-driven solutions that integrate education, workforce, and economic development resources across systems to provide businesses, individuals, and communities with the opportunity to prosper and contribute to growing the regional and state economies.

Clark | Clay | Coles | Crawford | Cumberland | Edgar | Effingham | Fayette | Jasper | Lawrence | Marion |  Moultrie | Richland

Our Services

Serving the needs of 13 counties is a big job. LWIA 23 provides a multitude of support programs and customized business services to fit the needs of both individuals and businesses in our communities.

Clark | Clay | Coles | Crawford | Cumberland | Edgar | Effingham | Fayette | Jasper | Lawrence | Marion |  Moultrie | Richland

Skills & Training

LWIA 23 is committed to assisting local businesses and job seekers by supporting training needs.

Job Seekers

Services and resources for connecting people with employment possibilities.


LWIA 23 provides local area businesses customizable services to help find, grow, and retain talent.

Young Adult

Through partnership with CEFS, we provide guidance programs and services to youth and young adults in navigating through education and training to a future of success in the workforce.


Multi-service support is made possible by strong partnerships with numerous agencies and service providers.

CEFS Economic Opportunity Corporation

Through a strong partnership with LWIA 23, CEFS provides guidance with job readiness, job search, work-based learning, and classroom training to secure and retain employment and ultimately become self-sufficient.



One-Stop Center

The One-Stop Center is designed to provide a full range of assistance to job seekers under one roof. The Center offers training referrals, career counseling, job listings, and similar employment-related services.

Public Notice

Regional Workforce Plan

The Southeast Economic Development Region/LWIA 23 Regional Plan for 2024-2028 is available for review and comment. 

The purpose of the Regional Plan is to create a workforce development system which increases the employment, retention, and earnings as well as occupational skill attainment by participants in order to improve the quality of the workforce, to improve self-sufficiency, and to enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the region.

The public comment period will be open until March 14, 2024.

The proposed Regional Workforce Plan draft is available by clicking on the button below. Inquiries and comments are welcome. 

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