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Region 5 Address

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
230 South Dearborn street
6th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60604

Office Hours:
Week days from 08:00 A.M. till 04:30 P.M.

Byron Zuidema, Regional Administrator of ETA Region 5 Chicago

Byron Zuidema
Regional Administrator

Chicago, U.S. Department of Labor
Employment & Training Administration

Byron Zuidema was appointed as Chicago's ETA Regional Administrator in May of 1998. As a member of ETA's Senior Executive Service, Zuidema provides leadership to national, state and local leaders to develop workforce solutions which meet the needs of employers, workers, and communities. His work includes working with communities to identify and develop the potential of every citizen to become a skilled worker and engage in the growth of their regional economy. He recently served as ETA's Administrative Officer as Acting Administrator of the Office of Financial and Administrative Management.

Zuidema's career in workforce and community development includes extensive experience as a leader at the local, state, and federal levels. He also has experience in the private sector where he worked with software and technology companies. While at the local and state level, he was elected by his peers to lead a variety of legislative and policy groups.

Zuidema embraces life long learning and actively supports professional standards. He is a Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP) and 'Life Time Member' of National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP). He is a frequent speaker at a variety of workforce and economic development events.

Prior to this appointment Byron served as:

  • President - Minnesota Software Association,
  • Assistant Commissioner - MN Department of Economic Security
  • Executive Director - Heartland Community Action, Willmar, Minnesota.

Other past experiences include: Chair of the National Governor's Association Workforce Liaisons, Co-Chair & Original Founder of the Enterprise Council (honored with Vice President Gore's National Performance Review Hammer Award), and Minnesota Council on Quality Member.

Phone and Fax Numbers

An Office staff listing is available by clicking on an Office link below.

Office Phone Fax
Office of Workforce Systems
  • 312-596-5400
  • 312-596-5401
Regional Administrator
   Financial, Management and Admin Services
Office of State Systems
   Division of Workforce Investment
   Division of Workforce Security
Office of Special Initiatives and Demonstrations
   Division of Demonstration Grants
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Office of Apprenticeship
  • 312-596-5500
  • 312-596-5501
Office of Apprenticeship
  • 312-596-5500
  • 312-596-5501
Office of Job Corps
  • 312-596-5470
  • 312-596-5471
Office of Job Corps
  • 312 596-5470
  • 312 596-5471
Office of Foreign Labor Certification
  • 312-886-8000
  • 312-353-3352
Chicago National Processing Center
  • 312-886-8000
  • 312-353-3352

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