Employment Resources

Department of Workforce Development

This should be employees' first stop when considering unemployment assistance or job searching. It is recommended to start the process early.

Job center staff are unable to answer questions about specific unemployment benefits claims. Folks are encouraged to visit the unemployment website, or call the toll free number (844) 910-3661 (wait times may be long). 

Phone numbers for local areas:

South Central: (608) 242-4881
Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, Marquette, and Sauk

North Central: (715) 261-8700
Adams, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Vilas, and Wood

Southwest: (608) 901- 5700
Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, and Rock

Unemployment COVID-19 Public Information

The Department of Workforce Development has set up an information page regarding COVID-19 related layoffs and Unemployment Benefits.

UW-Madision Extention's Financial Resources to Help Get Through COVID-19

This site also offers an overview of information and resources regarding COVID-19 as does the site mentioned prior and also has assosciated guides regarding other financial questions.

Resources for Job Seekers

Our library system's Workforce Development & Lifelong Learning Consultant has complied a list of helpful sites with regards to the current situation and for general job seekers.

Page Updated: 5/21/21