Illinois unemployment applications are expected to climb Monday as more than 100,000 job seekers are expected online.
The state is hoping to fill more than 250,000 openings, including the jobs listed on the site by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.
“We’re really going to see a surge this week,” Gov.
Bruce Rauner told reporters.
Illinois is one of several states that are facing a record number of jobless people.
Last month, a record 1.1 million people were out of work, a new high for the state.
The federal government is also warning that unemployment will rise for months and years as Americans wait for government help to make ends meet.
The unemployment rate in Illinois is 7.9%, according to the U.K.’s Office for National Statistics.