Illinois small businesses employ about half of the state’s more than 6 million workers. That means that getting those people back to work safely and effectively in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic is key to reinvigorating the state’s overall economy.

And while every business in Illinois needs to prepare and adapt how they operate in order to get back to work, not every business faces the same challenges. Different industries present very different problems that must be addressed and solved in different ways.

The Illinois Department of Labor understands and appreciates those differences, and we are designing our Back to Business consultation and self-certification services to address the unique needs of different industries. Click on the links below for more information on how you can use these services from the Illinois Department of Labor to assist you with the needs that are specific to the kind of business you operate.