Governor Evers issued EMERGENCY ORDER #12 instituting "Safer at Home" policy.
The order is effective at 8:00am on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Learn more at: EVERS.WI.GOV

Employment & Training COVID-19 Public Information

Job Centers Locations

Physical Job Center locations are closed to the public. Job seekers can access (JCW) at any time to:

  • Update their resume
  • Search for jobs
  • Create a budget
  • Review labor market information
  • Utilize any of the other employment-related tools

Job seekers who need assistance with searching for jobs, registering on JCW, or utilizing any of the online tools should email or call the number below listed for your county to make an appointment for over-the-phone support. You will receive a reply within 24 hours.

Additional online resources available to job seekers:

Please note that Job Center staff will not be able to answer questions about specific unemployment benefits claims.

For fast answers and resources on unemployment, please refer to You may also call toll free (844) 910-3661; however, call volumes are extremely high. We appreciate your patience as we address this unprecedented demand. We encourage you to visit for answers to your unemployment questions.

Call the number below listed for your county to make an appointment for over the phone support for job search assistance:


Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth: (262) 638- 6426
Milwaukee: (414) 874-0318
Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha: (262) 335-5315

South Central: (608) 242-4881

Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, Marquette, and Sauk

Fox Valley: (920) 997-3272

Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago

Northeast: (920) 448-6760

Brown, Door, Florence, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, and Sheboygan

North Central: (715) 261-8700

Adams, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Vilas, and Wood

North West: (715) 392-7800

Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, and Washburn

West Central: (715) 836-5165

Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix

Western: (608) 789-5627

Buffalo, Crawford, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau, and Vernon

Southwest: (608) 901- 5700

Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, and Rock

Large job fairs schedule through May 15, 2020 have been cancelled.

The Governor has directed that all events with more than 250 people be cancelled or rescheduled.

Please visit the 2020 Workforce Events page for information on cancelled and rescheduled events. Individuals registered on will receive email updates when events in their area are rescheduled.

Many Wisconsin employers need talent to fill new jobs created by the economic impact of COVID-19. The demand in a number of occupations that are still providing essential services will increase. Employers are looking to not only fill new jobs created by the COVID-19 pandemic but to also prepare for staff members who may be out due to illness.

Employers can post new positions for free on (JCW), Wisconsin's free online job search tool. Both employers and job seekers can use the site without charge to connect. Search the in-demand jobs posted on JCW.

Youth and Registered Apprentices

Youth apprentices should contact their high school and employer to determine recommendations and continuity of operations plans and follow any Centers of Disease Control guidelines to ensure their health and safety in relation to COVID-19.

Registered Apprentices should work with their employer to determine recommendations and continuity of operations plans and follow any Centers of Disease Control guidelines to ensure their health and safety in relation to COVID-19.

Apprenticeship-related instruction is often provided by Wisconsin Technical Colleges and other training providers. Apprentices should check with their local training provider to determine if related instruction has been cancelled, moved to a remote learning format, or postponed.

Apprenticeship staff are working and available to assist via email or phone. Please find staff contact information on the Wisconsin Apprenticeship Contacts page.


Planning ahead for a pandemic is an important step in protecting employee and customers' health and safety and ensures business continuity. We encourage you to make a plan; below are some resources to get you started.

Planning for a pandemic is similar to other contingency and continuity of operations planning your organization may have undertaken for other unforeseen emergencies and events. However, a pandemic presents a sustained emergency, with high levels of employee absenteeism and economic and social disruption for a period that could extend for months. For this reason, it represents a new type of threat and brings new requirements for planning.

If your business does not have any type of continuity of operations plan in place, this represents an opportune moment to prepare one. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has very useful information on pandemic preparedness.

We suggest you use the CDC site to learn more about planning for a pandemic outbreak. One important document available on that site is the Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers.

Other resources exist regarding COVID-19 and infectious control measures.