The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced that its service center at 4703 16th St., Moline, will close Friday and reopen for

business Monday at 500 42nd St., Suite 1, Rock Island.

In addition to providing help with unemployment insurance benefits, the office offers job training services as well as assistance with resume writing and interview skills.

Many of the services available at the center — including applications for unemployment insurance benefits, certification of benefits and switching to direct deposit — also are available at http://www.ides.illinois.gov">www.ides.illinois.gov.

The new center’s telephone number will be (309) 794-3600. The previous number will remain active for a short transition period. Office hours for all service centers are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Claimants with questions can call (800) 244-5631. Claimants can obtain services at any center, not just the office closest to where they live.

The new Rock Island center’s office already includes staff from the Department of Children and Family Services and the Department of Human Services.

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