Dept. of Workforce Development: Workforce Development Month features open house events at job centers to bring employers and job seekers together

MADISON – September is Workforce Development Month, and to celebrate, the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) will host open houses at job centers around the state on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022.

“DWD has a wealth of resources and information for people looking for employment opportunities. Whether a person is searching for an hourly position or a new professional career path, DWD staff can connect job seekers with employers or training opportunities to set them up for success,” DWD Secretary-designee Amy Pechacek said. “For employers, DWD has dedicated regional business service teams to help employers navigate through workforce challenges and connect them with resources to help them thrive.”

Job seekers and employers alike are invited to visit their local job center to learn more about the vast resources available to them and connect with DWD job center staff.

Job seekers can learn more about:

  • In demand jobs.
  • Occupational licensing.
  • Occupational employment projections.
  • Career pathways.
  • Apprenticeships.
  • Training programs.
  • Job searching.
  • Resume building.
  • Skills matching.
  • Applying for unemployment benefits.

DWD staff can also provide extra assistance for:

  • Veterans.
  • Job seekers with disabilities.
  • Justice-involved individuals.

Employers can learn more about:

  • Posting open positions.
  • Wage comparisons and competitiveness.
  • Labor market information.
  • New hire reporting.
  • H-2A foreign labor.
  • Unemployment Insurance.
  • Labor law clinics.
  • Layoff services.
  • Worker’s Compensation information
  • Hiring events.
  • Employment posters.
  • DWD’s Business Service Team.

View the full list of job center open houses, including their addresses and hours.

In total, there are 40 job centers around the state to serve people in rural, suburban, and urban communities, allowing DWD to connect with more people.

Learn more about job center resources, including:

Virtual Workshops: Sign-up for a virtual workshop to assist in resume writing, interviewing, job search tips, and more.

Employers: Contact a local Business Services Representative to learn about what services your regional workforce system can provide your company.

Partners: Connect with local workforce resources by contacting your local Job Service Director.

Libraries: Did you know you can also access workforce resources at your local library? Learn more.

Find a job center location near you.