JOB SEEKER RESOURCES
Whether you are unemployed, laid-off, or you are looking for a new job, the Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board can be of help. We provide workforce and career development services to residents in a ten county region in northwest Wisconsin. 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 American Job Center System.
Job Centers are located throughout the ten county region served by the NWWIB. The Job Centers offer a variety of services, depending on your employment needs, background and training. Recent graduates, laid-off workers, individuals with employment challenges, or new residents to the area can benefit from working with Job Center staff. Experienced staff are available to you to help develop your career path. Services include: career exploration and development workshops, resume and cover letters assistance, and online job application support.
WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federally funded program designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. WIOA was signed into law on July 22, 2014 and supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
FOODSHARE EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAM
The FoodShare Employment & Training Program (FSET) is an employment and training program for adults receiving FoodShare benefits. The purpose of FSET is to provide FoodShare members free assistance and support needed to obtain competitive employment or enhance opportunities for career advancement. Services are designed to use the strengths, needs, and preferences of the job seeker that will result in successful employment and increased earning potential. Persons interested in receiving FSET services should contact their local FoodShare worker to ask what services are offered in their area.