Department of Workforce Development
201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
Scott Walker, Governor
Reginald J. Newson, Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722
On the Web: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/news.htm
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WIWorkforce
On Twitter: @WIWorkforce
La Crosse Job Center Closed June 25-27 for Move to New Location
Internet services will continue; all services resume Monday, June 30 at new Workforce Development Center
LA CROSSE – As part of efforts to bring several employment programs under one roof and enhance customer service delivery, the La Crosse Job Center will move next week from its current location on the Western Technical College Campus to the East Ward Commerce Center at 2615 East Ave South.
The last day for walk-in customer service at the current Job Center, 402 N. Eighth St., will be Tuesday, June 24. Local Job Center services will not be available during the move on June 25-27 to the new Workforce Development Center. The Workforce Development Center will open for business at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 30. Job Center phone numbers for DWD and partner programs will remain the same.
The following Job Center of Wisconsin services are available to customers during the move:
JobCenterofWisconsin.com is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Toll-free number: (888) 258-9966 (Toll-free line is staffed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.)
Location: A map showing all comprehensive Job Center locations and affiliated sites is available online.
The DWD Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is also moving its La Crosse office to the new Workforce Development Center. The current DVR location at 124 N. 6th St. will be closed starting Wednesday, June 25.
DVR consumers and Job Center of Wisconsin customers are being alerted in writing and during Job Center visits about the move and new Workforce Development Center location.
The new location offers several advantages for customers and taxpayers beyond bringing several employment programs under one roof. The new Workforce Development Center is close to public transportation, provides ample adjacent parking for staff and visitors, and has ground-floor space for workforce programs serving job seekers, dislocated workers, veterans, people with disabilities and other customers.