IDES offices closed Sept. 2 to observe Labor Day

Customers should certify; services available on Internet

CHICAGO – Illinois Department of Employment Security offices will be closed Monday for Labor Day. All services are available on the IDES website.

Claimants scheduled to certify are encouraged to use the Internet. Regular office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. will resume Tuesday.

Services are available at www.ides.illinois.gov People can file for first-time unemployment benefits; certify for benefits, which is necessary to receive payment; and switch that method of payment to direct deposit. Because Monday is a federal banking holiday, the availability of some benefit payments might be delayed. The IDES does not determine federal banking holidays.