Job Center of Wisconsin (JCW) is a free online portal that connects job seekers with employment opportunities throughout Wisconsin. JCW's interactive search options allow users to search job openings by title, employer, keyword, location, apprenticeship opportunity, location and more. Additionally, users can upload a resume or use the resume builder to assist in creating a resume that highlights the job seeker's skills.
Job Center of Wisconsin also connects users to resources including resume and job search assistance, information about training programs, and services for ex-offenders, job seekers with disabilities, and veterans. The veteran community is encouraged to to learn more about resources in their community and opportunities to enhance their career.
A suite of tools is also available to users through JCW including information on the projections of job openings and occupations to assist in career exploration and a list of the top 10 "Hot Jobs" by area along with education levels and median wage. Tools to assist with a household budget, calculating self-sufficiency, exploring career options, and more are also available using My JCW.
Apprenticeship is an industry-driven training model that combines on-the-job learning with job-related instruction. As an "earn and learn" model, apprentices are employed and earn wages from the first day on the job.
Both employers and apprentices benefit from this training model. In Wisconsin, apprenticeship offers three different program areas: pre-apprenticeship, youth, and registered.
Pre-Apprenticeship is an opportunity to help job seekers gain the necessary skills for Registered Apprenticeship. These programs can play a valuable role in preparing individuals for a career, while contributing to the development of a diverse and skilled workforce. Employer can connect to these programs to create an apprentice talent pipeline.
Youth Apprenticeship (YA) is a highly successful talent acquisition strategy, in which, employers hire high school juniors or seniors for one or two-years. During this time, the student continues toward high school graduation and takes courses related to the profession as a way of enhancing what is being learned on the job.
YA is the perfect program for students to explore their interests and enhance skills in a profession before even graduating. Employers can connect with the high school students before graduation, connecting to the next generation of the workforce.
Registered apprenticeship offers numerous benefits to both employers and job seekers by operating a time-proven training method of combining on-the-job training with classroom learning. Apprenticeships provide employers with solutions to the current shortage of skilled workers and the ongoing need for a highly skilled workforce while providing apprentices the benefits of an "earn while you learn" training model.
No matter the situation, DWD offers many different options for individuals seeking training, including for individuals who are laid off workers, veterans, older workers, and more. Visit the links below to find the best fit for you.
Training Services for Laid Off Workers include the Dislocated Worker Program and the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program. The programs provide employment services for those who have lost a job through no fault of their own.
Training Programs to help individuals find a job in an in-demand field are available for individuals who meet certain eligibility requirements.
Older Workers provide valuable experience and skills to companies. Tools and training are available to assist older workers connect their talent with local employers.
Apprenticeships provide on-the-job training coupled with classroom instruction to train individual in a number of occupations. Apprentices earn a paycheck while learning a new occupation.
Veterans are eligible for training programs and other employment services to connect them with jobs that match their military skills.
On-the-Job Training Opportunities reimburse employers to assist in training eligible individuals who may need some additional upskilling.
Job Service is a value added partner to the Wisconsin Workforce Development system. We provide labor exchange services to businesses and job seekers, through the many Job Centers located throughout Wisconsin and also through the Job Center of Wisconsin employment web site. Local Job Service staff are available to assist by providing the following information and services:
In addition to the services above, Job Service staff can provide details and assistance with the following State and Federal programs. These Federal and State programs are available to assist job seekers as well as to support employers.
Contact your local Job Center for more details about programs and services available to you.
Attend Hiring Events happening across Wisconsin.
There are many services and program dedicated to engaging Wisconsin's youth as they begin career exploration and to connect youth to the talent pipeline.
Internships are an important way for a student to connect with employers as they train and learn in an interested field. Students advance their skills on setting goals, developing soft skills, and practicing a successful interview.
Youth Training Programs are available to eligible students or youth who have not completed high school to assist with high school completion or post-secondary options.
Youth Apprenticeship provides hands on skills, while completing courses that pertain to career field.
Academic Career Planning is a part of the curriculum in Wisconsin public schools, exposing students to careers and education so they can make informed decisions about post-secondary options.
Career & Technical Education options are available at schools throughout Wisconsin to prepare students for post-secondary education and career success.
Youth Work Permits requirements allow minors to work and are issued at various locations throughout the state.
DWD Contact Information
201 E. Washington Ave
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707