Bay Area Workforce Development Board

Dedicated to meeting business and job seeker needs today; Striving to build, develop, and sustain the skilled workforce of tomorrow.

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Important Announcement About Services and Unemployment During COVID-19

Bay Area Workforce Development Board, under Title 1 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), provides training and employment services to Dislocated Workers, Under-Skilled Adults, and Disconnected Youth (ages 16-24).  Bay Area WDB also administers offender reentry programs at three state facilities, has responsibility for the Foster Care Independent Living program in 17 counties, and oversees the operation of American Job Centers in the region.
During the Coronavirus emergency period, the American Job Centers are closed throughout the state, but limited workforce development services are still available online or by phone call.
You may contact Bay Area Workforce Development Board at (920) 431-4100 or at  for Non- Unemployment Insurance (UI) questions and we will respond to you quickly.
General questions about employment services and registering on Job Center of Wisconsin may be directed to the JCW website ( or by calling (888) 258-9966.  Wisconsin Job Service staffs are also taking calls in local areas:

                       Green Bay/Sturgeon Bay/Shawano    (920) 448-6760
                        Outagamie/Menasha                          (920) 997-3272
                        Sheboygan/Manitowoc                       (920) 208-5856
                        Marinette                                                  (715) 732-7840
                        College of the Menominee Nation     (715) 799-5600

For information about WIOA Title 1 training and employment services watch the 2 videos below that have information about the programs: 

Information for the IL (Independent Living / Foster Care) program contact:
 Sarah Klapper at

 Information about Unemployment Insurance may be found at:  Those without Internet access or in need of additional assistance may call (844) 910-3661.

The Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) assists people with disabilities to find a job, train for a job, or get a better job.  DVR information is available at, or at (800) 442-3477. 

Disputes about wages and benefits, discrimination, or other employment legal questions may be directed to the Wisconsin Division of Equal Rights at: or at (608) 266-6860. 

Additional services  can be found by going to the 211 Website:  dial  2-1-1 or (877) 947-3322

If you do not know where else to turn, please call or email us at Bay Area WDB, by phone at (920) 431-4100 or email to and someone will get back to you quickly.

To see what is happening at your local job center, click here.

What We Do

The mission of the Bay Area Workforce Development Board (Bay Area WDB) is to cultivate a skilled and competitive workforce that meets the demands of employers in the region.

The Bay Area WDB is one of 11 Wisconsin workforce development areas established in 1998 to address local economic workforce issues. Bay Area WDB, a private non-profit corporation, is the fiscal and administrative agent for funds and programming designed to deliver locally customized job training and workforce development initiatives.

How Can We Help You?

Business Solutions

Hiring, Training and Retention Services for Business

Career Services

Unemployed, Underemployed or Unhappily Employed? Check this!

Youth Initiatives

Get Ahead of the Class. Get Your Actionable Career Plan!

The Bay Area WDB is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and Service Provider.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Contact James Golembeski for assistance. 
Bay Area WDB Guide To Resolution of Grievances & Complaints
Equal Opportunity & Non-Discrimination Statement