Together with partners, we provide specialized programs and services to underserved populations, including dislocated workers, recipients of public assistance programs, veterans, people with disabilities, reentering ex-offenders and at-risk young adults. If you’re unemployed, underemployed, laid off or searching for a new career, turn to us!
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) offers many different services for employment and training. Here are the services available in Wisconsin.
Job Center of Wisconsin
When you register on Job Center of Wisconsin, you’ll get access to extra career services and resources. On the site, you can search for jobs, create a resume, build a budget, connect with local employers that are hiring, find Unemployment Insurance resources, search labor market information and more.
Visit Your Local Job Center
What is an American Job Center? Job Centers are hubs that help people connect to education, training, and employment. For individuals, there are many self-directed activities, as well as staff assisted and one-on-one services available to you.
Employers connect with job center staff and visit when hiring or looking to further develop their workforce. Sometimes recruiters will spend a day at a job center in order to connect and talk with (interview) potential employees.
Services are offered on a walk-in basis and are free of charge
While all centers may not have staff or services at every location, staff can connect you with someone best able to meet your needs. Stop by or call your Local Job Center for more information.
Services may vary by location but can include:
- Resource rooms with phones, free internet, printers and resume writing tools
- Job training services
- Job search assistance
- Career exploration and advising
- Interview practice
- Skills testing
- Labor market information
- Employment workshops
- Supportive services including financial assistance, training services, food assistance, childcare, emergency funds, transportation help and more
Job centers are partnerships that house many different kinds of career services. Specialists for these services in some locations, and sometimes by appointment. Contact your local job center for information on service closest to you.
- Veterans representative
- Business services representative
- Older worker representative
- Job Service representative
- Vocational Rehabilitation representative
- Dislocated Worker representative
- Indian and Native American program representative
- Apprenticeship program representative
- Unemployment Insurance representative
Sample of Some Services Available at Your Local Job Center
- Find out about job openings – The most comprehensive job search tool in Wisconsin. Search by geographic, area, skills, job title, among other criteria. Create an email alerts for new postings within the area(s) you are interested in.
- Learn about strategies for finding a job
- Get help in preparing for job interviews
- Get help preparing your resume
- Post your resume for employers to see
Planning Your Career
- Assess your career interests
- Learn about jobs and careers suitable for you
- Learn about jobs in demand and rates of pay on WisConomy
- Get information about employers in your local area
- Learn about what employers expect of workers
Getting Skills and Education
- Apprenticeships – How does an apprenticeship work?
- Receive training in new job skills
- Learn how to start your own business
- Prepare for High School Equivalency (GED) exam
- Improve your reading writing and math skills
- Improve your English skills through ELL
- Get information about education and training schools, such as their tuition and success in placing students in jobs
Dealing with a Job Loss
- File Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claim
- Get help in coping with the stress of job loss
- Get help coping financially with job loss
Family Community Resources
- Get help with living expenses while in training
- Get help finding childcare
- Get help obtaining financial aid for training