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What is the Worker Connection Program?

The Worker Connection program provides free navigation services to expand career opportunities at the local level. Trained Career Navigators work one on one with clients to identify their interests, values, and conditions of work. Then, they connect clients to resources, trainings, and in-demand career pathways in their area. The program also partners with community-based organizations and businesses to provide support and help employers with their workforce needs. Currently, the Worker Connection program is active in Milwaukee County (WDA 2) and the Bay area (WDA 5).

Career Navigation

Everyone can work and there is a job for everyone. Learn how to activate your skills and explore career paths that match your interests and needs. We will help you navigate the resources and services available in your community to connect you with good jobs.

Eligibility Requirements

Worker Connection is free and available to all residents of Milwaukee, Brown, Door, Florence, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Shawano, and Sheboygan counties.



Worker Connection hopes to improve equity and economic mobility across Wisconsin and strengthen the services and supports already available to job seekers in their communities. We will work toward these goals by helping people find nearby and available opportunities.


Contact wcp@dwd.wisconsin.gov with questions, comments, or to enroll in the Worker Connection Program. Please include your name, county of residence, and contact information.

This program is made available by a grant from the American Rescue Plan Act Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.