The Worker Advancement Initiative will serve people whose previous employment has not come back post-pandemic, as well as those who were not attached to or were not successful in the labor market prior to the pandemic, by offering subsidized employment and skills training opportunities with local employers.
Wisconsin's 11 Workforce Development Boards (WDB) in partnership with community-based organizations who will serve workers unemployed due to the pandemic or resulting recession, or who were already unemployed at the start of the pandemic and remain so due to the pandemic and recession impacts.
Provide subsidized work opportunities to around 2,000 individuals who would not otherwise be able to successfully participate in the labor force. Programs will serve clientele who will most benefit from a continuum of services to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and better engage in the post-pandemic economy.
Successful WDB applicants will provide the following services to eligible clients: