Providing Diverse Resources to Empower Individuals to Fulfilling Employment


To provide diverse resources to empower individuals to fulfilling employment.


The Career & Networking Center came into being as the result of a multi-phase grassroots effort to address the concerns of the underemployed and unemployed in our community. Beginning in 1992, a Naperville United Way Community Needs Assessment revealed the number one concern of our local citizens was unemployment and underemployment. As a result, the Community Career Center opened its doors in September 1996 to assist individuals in developing the tools and resources needed to conduct a successful job search and return to work.

Today the Career & Networking Center provides a supportive and professional setting where individuals can conduct a productive and successful job search, receive career-enhancing, professional development advice and build their professional network. An expert group of human resource and other business professionals are available for individual consultation to assist individuals in setting reasonable goals and implementing strategies that meet their specific needs. Perhaps, one of the unique features about the Center are the coaching appointments, which include: resume writing, networking, interviewing skills, job search strategy, career exploration, brand development, and necessary computer skills. Programs and services are available without geographic restrictions.


Janel O’Connor, President | Sikich, LLP

Mike Partee, Vice President | Nicor Gas

Satinder Rehal, Treasurer | Consultant

Steve Eschbach, Secretary | Transworld Business Advisors Naperville

Mike Doody, Ex-Officio | Witt Kieffer (Retired)


Phil Aderton | IZALE Financial Group

Jim Aikins | HR Consultant

Pathik Bhatt | DeVry University

Christine Gimm | Ecolab & Nalco Water

Tanya Griffin | Adtalem Global Education

Angie Karesh | ComEd

Neil Maloney | Nicor Gas (Retired)

Bruce Martin | Broad & Pattison Automotive Search, Inc.

Tim Pabich | Magnitech

Sheila Sarovich | Beaird Group

Anne Sidio | JM Search




Upcoming Events

Fri 27

CNC Closed for Thanksgiving

November 25 - November 29
Naperville IL
United States
Mon 30

Introduction to the CNC

November 30 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Mon 30

Job Search Work Team w/Barb & John

November 30 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Mon 30

Job Search Work Team w/Jim A.

November 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Dec 01

Job Search Work Team w/Ginger & Deb

December 1 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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