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Notice to Employees About Applying for Unemployment Benefits

Effective January 4, 2024, posters are revised with expanded online hours to apply for unemployment benefits and other improvements including where to find help.

Unemployment poster

Display Posters in Each Workplace

All employers covered by Wisconsin's Unemployment Insurance (UI) law are required to display posters in each workplace in a suitable location where all employees will readily see them (e.g., on bulletin boards, near time clocks, work website).

If you do not have a permanent location regularly accessed by employees, share directly with each person.

Posters are supplied in English, Spanish and Hmong languages. Abbreviated instructions are also provided in seven other languages.

Printable Posters:

Digital Posters:

The DWD eWorkBoard offers virtual, mobile-friendly versions of these required workplace posters:

Notify Workers at Separation

Suggested language to notify employees of the availability of UI at the time of separation from employment (e.g., by email, text message or letter):

Applying for Unemployment Benefits --
You may file an unemployment claim in the first week that your employment stops or your work hours are reduced.

See digital poster for when and how to apply for unemployment benefits (Español | Hmoob) (

Other unemployment resources:

For help using online unemployment services or if you are unable to go online call (414) 435-7069 or toll-free (844) 910-3661 during business hours.