Job Center of Wisconsin - About Us


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Wisconsin Job Centers help bring employers and job seekers together. Job Centers help workers to succeed in the world of work by connecting them to:

  • Jobs
  • Training
  • Career information
  • Support services

Job Centers help grow businesses by connecting them to:

  • Qualified employees
  • Employee training
  • Labor market information
  • Hiring and tax incentives
  • Retention strategies
  • Untapped labor pools


A variety of partner agencies work together to make Wisconsin Job Centers possible. The specific mix of partners can very. Partners usually include not-for-profit community organizations and agencies of Wisconsin's state and county government. A typical list includes:

  • Wisconsin Job Service
  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Wisconsin Technical Colleges
  • W-2 agencies
  • Community based social services organizations
  • Workforce Investment Act service providers

All of these partners are organized via the federal Workforce Investment Act as One Stop Job Centers, with administrative oversight by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. The Governor's Council on Workforce Investment provides leadership and state policy guidance to assure commitment and collaboration among these workforce development-oriented organizations.

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Wisconsin Job Centers are part of a national network of one stop employment centers supported by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.


Specific services vary depending on local resources and partnerships. Typical services include:

  • Career planning and job search assistance
  • Recruiting assistance for businesses
  • Connection to state and local social service  program such a W-2, Food Stamps and Badger Care
  • Education and training for employment
  • Incumbent worker and customized training for businesses
  • Access to employment and career statistics
  • Information on child care, transportation, healthcare, and other support for employment.
  • Financial literacy
  • Connections to local community programs such as adult literacy, language assistance, and domestic abuse services
  • Special programs for targeted populations such as veterans, youth, migrant workers and older workers
  • Vocational rehabilitations services
  • Information Unemployment Insurance, Workers Compensation, Apprenticeship, labor laws and discrimination complaints.

All "comprehensive" Wisconsin Job Centers will provide at a minimum core services established in the Wisconsin Job Center Standards.


Find the nearest local Job Center by calling 1-888-258-9966 or by accessing the online Directory.