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Illinois Department of Central Management Services

Career Counseling Services


Career counseling services are available by appointment to individuals seeking state employment and to current employees seeking to expand their career opportunities.

Upon completion of an employment application, a counselor evaluates the candidate's experience, educational level, geographic preference, and salary requirements and advises the applicant of appropriate job titles.

Career Services also provides special assistance to Illinois veterans through the Veterans Outreach Program.

From its Chicago office, CMS also offers the Diversity Enrichment Program (DEP) headquartered in the James R. Thompson Center (JRTC). The Program is responsible for the recruitment of well-qualified candidates for employment in underutilized categories for State employment through targeted outreach events and applicant counseling and is a resource for all State agencies, boards and commissions to supplement their recruiting efforts and develop strategies for diversification.


Capital City Center
130 West Mason
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 524-1321 (voice)
Illinois Relay Center (800) 526-0844


James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph Street, 3rd Floor Suite 3-300
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 793-3565 (voice)
Illinois Relay Center (800) 526-0844


State Regional Office Building
2125 South First Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 278-3435 (voice)
Illinois Relay Center (800) 526-0844

State Regional Office Building
2309 West Main Street
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 993-7005 (voice)
Illinois Relay Center (800) 526-0844

E. J. "Zeke" Giorgi Center
200 South Wyman
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 987-7004 (voice)
Illinois Relay Center (800) 526-0844

Please Note: Hiring preference is given to Illinois residents.