EMPLOYERS: If you are an employer facing layoff and need assistance for your employees, below are some resources gathered from the West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board.
EMPLOYEES: If you are an employee facing layoff, there are resources for you through the Department of Workforce Development with unemployment or obtain a new employment opportunity through one of the agencies below.
West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board
West Central WI Workforce Development Board
Contact: Jon Menz – Chief Executive Officer
Rapid Response Services for employers with employees being layed-off
Contact: Dave Paulson - Director of Business Development
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development – Employee Layoffs, Company Closures, WARN Notices: State of Wisconsin
Workforce Resource, Inc. – Eligibility for Dislocated Workers or Inquiries for Services
Dislocated Worker Hotline: 855-792-5439
Also includes W2 Emergency Assistance, Food Share, and other services. Click on the link below to find out if you are eligible (once you are at the website splash page click on ‘WRI Application’.
Department of Workforce Development
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is a state agency charged with building and strengthening Wisconsin's workforce in the 21st century and beyond.
The Department's primary responsibilities include providing job services, training and employment assistance to people looking for work, at the same time as it works with employers on finding the necessary workers to fill current job openings.
To apply for unemployment benefits, apply here.
If you are an employee facing unemployment, reach out to the agencies below to discover how they can assist you in finding gainful employment.