Job Seeker & Employer Services                                                                                                 


The Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board provides regional employers with services through the CEP, Inc. Focused Initiatives Team. Services focus on solutions that meet the current and future needs of a demand-driven workforce system, such as:
  • Assisting businesses in planning workforce solutions that meet and anticipate economic development needs along identified targeted industry sectors.
  • Supporting businesses in recruiting and selecting qualified candidates to fill current available job opportunities by providing innovative human resource services to identify and select the right candidates to hire.
  • Providing strategies that enable businesses to remain competitive and keep pace with on-going challenges presented in a robust economy.
  • Developing outreach initiatives that build cooperation and effective leveraging of resources.
  • Engaging businesses in meaningful ways to develop a system that allows for cooperation, coordination, and communication.
The CEP, Inc. Focused Initiatives Team members are trained and experienced specialists that can assist your business with a variety of workforce needs and economic resource links. Please contact Carrie Miller,  Focused Initiatives Manager, to receive more information on our services at  715-682-9141, ext. 200 or

Video Conferencing Workshops for employers

Wisconsin Workforce Development Association (WWDA) has created a statewide video conferencing workshop series. NWWIB is offering a workshop
for businesses titled "4 Free Tools You Need to Know as a Small Business Owner". The workshop will give an overview of tools to help you manage your time spent online, including website builders, social media dashboards, email marketing systems, and Prezi – the new virtual PowerPoint. Sites in our region include the Ashland CEP, Inc. Administrative Office and the Spooner CEP, Inc. Office. For more information about this workshop or if you would like to register, please visit or contact Melissa Burris at  715-682-9141 or


The NWWIB is the recipient of Industry Partnership grants in three sectors: Advanced Manufacturing, Bio-Energy, and Health Care.  The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development provides these grants so that industry partnerships can form at the regional level to ensure that employers in key industry sectors can connect with each other, identify shared needs of an industry and work with partners to design new systems that will solve the identified problems.

They help to identify:
  • Employee and skill needs — now and into the future
  • Shared training and other industry needs
  • Modernization and other technology issues
  • Key human resource issues in the industry (cultural, disabilities, mentoring, etc.)
  • Supplier/efficiency issues

Industry leadership is matched with support from multiple partners, including: industry and trade associations, organized labor, workforce development organizations, educational institutions, training providers, economic development groups, community-based organizations, local government agencies, and private foundations. As a result, Industry Partnerships help employees get the skills they need to grow, and help job seekers connect with the skills they need to secure good paying jobs.  For more information on the Industry Partnership grants in our region please contact


career roadmapWhether you are unemployed, laid-off, or you are looking for a better job, the Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board (NWWIB) can be of help.  We provide workforce and career development services to residents of the ten northwestern counties.  Through our network of partners, job seekers can access services that enable them to gain and retain employment, access high-demand job opportunities, enroll in educational and training programs, and utilize the Job Center System.  Our primary partner, CEP, Inc., provides a variety of services for all types of Job Seekers.  Learn more about what CEP, Inc. has to offer!

The NWWIB works with our technical college and community partners as well to bring training opportunities to the job seekers and workers in our region. There are often industry specific grant programs to train individuals.  Check our News & Events page for announcements of such opportunities.

Video ConferencinG Workshops for job seekers

Wisconsin Workforce Development Association (WWDA) recently created a statewide video conferencing workshop series. A number of workshops are offered from sites statewide that cover different aspects of the job search about resume writing, interviewing skills, filling out online applications, computer basic classes, and more. NWWIB is presenting a workshop for job seekers titled "Using Social Media to Market Yourself as a Job Seeker". The workshop will show job seekers how to use Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to market themselves to employers. It will explain the different expectations on each site and provide innovative ideas on how to stand out from other social media network users. Regional sites offering this workshop and others are located in Ashland and Spooner. For more information about this workshop and others, please visit or contact Melissa Burris at 715-682-9141 or

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